Herzog, Tobey C.

Writing Vietnam, Writing Life : Caputo, Heinemann, O''Brien, Butler - Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2009. - 1 online resource (241 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: War Stories, Storytellers, and an iPod; 1 Conversation with Philip Caputo; 2 Conversation with Larry Heinemann; 3 Conversation with Tim O'Brien; 4 Conversation with Robert Olen Butler; Conclusion: Life Stories; Appendix A: Chronology of Philip Caputo; Appendix B: Chronology of Larry Heinemann; Appendix C: Chronology of Tim O'Brien; Appendix D: Chronology of Robert Olen Butler; Index

Phillip Caputo, Larry Heinemann, Tim O'Brien, and Robert Olen Butler: four young midwestern Americans coming of age during the 1960s who faced a difficult personal decision-whether or not to fight in Vietnam. Each chose to participate. After coming home, these four veterans became prizewinning authors telling the war stories and life stories of soldiers and civilians. The four extended conversations included in Writing Vietnam, Writing Life feature revealing personal stories alongside candid assessments of each author's distinct roles as son, soldier, writer, and teacher of creative writing.

9781587297236 45.00 (NL)


Butler, Robert Olen -- Interviews.
Caputo, Philip -- Interviews.
Heinemann, Larry -- Interviews.
O’Brien, Tim, 1946- -- Interviews.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Literature and the war.


Electronic books.

PS228 PS228.V5 H43 2008 PS228.V5H43 2008

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