Vietnam and Other American Fantasies
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BeschreibungThis work is a cultural history of the Vietnam War and its continuing impact upon contemporary American society. The author presents an investigation of how myths about the war evolved and why people depend on them to answer the confusing questions that have become the legacy of the war.
PortraitH. BRUCE FRANKLIN is the John Cotton Dana Professor of English and American Studies at Rutgers University in Newark. Among his books are M.I.A. or Myth-making in America and War Stars: The Superweapon and the American Imagination.
Pressestimmen"An all inclusive cultural history of the Vietnam War and its continuing impact upon contemporary American society." - Library Journal "Coming to terms with the Vietnam War - the war that America lost - has been a long, grueling struggle, mired by historical denial and distortion and, as Franklin so formidably reveals, myths that have become entrapped in American culture. He presents a scholarly, yet personal and lucid investigation of how these myths evolved and why people depend upon them to answer the confusing questions that have become the legacy of the war." - ForeWord "Franklin has written on other subjects over the years, but Vietnam has inspired some of his most probing work.... Cogent cultural criticism." - Booklist "Memories change and reconstruct the past, and in this provocative study, Rutgers cultural historian Franklin argues that the American memory of Vietnam has left fact and experience behind so that what remains is myth and denial." - Publishers Weekly memory of the Vietnam War, this book is indispensable," - Richard Falk, Princeton University "What marks this provocative and engaging book is H. Bruce Franklin's steadfast resistance to a society that takes 'plausible deniability' as its first principle. The range of subjects considered, Franklin's clear-headed analysis, and his impressive knowledge all make this an important contribution." - Marilyn B. Young, author of The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990
Untertitel: 'Culture, Politics, and the Col'. Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF MASSACHUSETTS PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2001
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten