Soldiers Once and Still

Soldiers Once and Still : Ernest Hemingway, James Salter, and Tim O'Brien

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As the world enters a new century, as it embarks on new wars and sees new developments in the waging of war, reconsiderations of the last centuryOCOs legacy of warfare are necessary to our understanding of the current world order. In Soldiers Once and Still, Alex Vernon looks back through the twentieth century in order to confront issues of self and community in veteransOCO literature, exploring how war and the military have shaped the identities of Ernest Hemingway, James Salter, and Tim OOCOBrien, three of the twentieth centuryOCOs most respected authors. Vernon specifically explores the various ways war and the military, through both cultural and personal experience, have affected social and gender identities and dynamics in each authorOCOs work."show more

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  • Electronic book text | 329 pages
  • University of Iowa Press
  • Iowa City, United States
  • English
  • 1587294877
  • 9781587294877

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"From time out of mind, war and art have reflected one another, and it is this intersection of war and art that Alex Vernon raptly illuminates. In "Soldiers Once and Still, he has penned a probing and savvy book about three of our most haunting soldier-writers."show more

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