Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 July 1988

272 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195053517

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Walking Point

American Narratives of Vietnam

Thomas Myers

Arguing that the unprecedented nature of our first postmodernist war demanded either the revision of traditional modes of war writing or the discovery of new styles that would render the emotional and psychological center of a new national trauma, this study assesses the most important novels and personal memoirs written by Tim O'Brien, David Halberstam, Ward Just, Stephen Wright, John Del Vecchio, and other Americans about the Vietnam War.