Tom O' Vietnam

Baron Wormser (Author)
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Fiction. "Baron Wormser has done something important with TOM O' VIETNAM in the way that he has identified and precisely embraced a stunningly particular historical moment we casually refer to as 'Viet Nam, ' as if the name was not a country but a dark shroud of moral collapse that hangs over us still. More remarkably, he has constructed this narrative from the point of view of a combat soldier, fighting in the American War in Viet Nam. Somehow there is a deep legitimacy to this soldier's story because Wormser has been excruciatingly precise in his consideration and use of details--what Hemingway called 'getting the words right.' Built into TOM O' VIETNAM's narrative is a clever, bright and engaging analysis of King Lear that parallels the primary narrative in richly imaginative ways. Inventive, immodestly challenging more than a few literary fictive conventions, and sometimes even beautifully written, TOM O 'VIETNAM is, at the same time, in a class by itself and resonant of great works about Viet Nam that have come before."--Bruce Weigl

Product Details

Price: $19.00
Publisher: New Rivers Press
Published Date: November 10, 2017
Pages: 164
Dimensions: 5.6 X 0.4 X 8.4 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language: English
Type: Paperback
ISBN: 9780898233643
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About the Author

Baron Wormser is the author of nine books of poetry and a poetry chapbook. He is the co-author of two books about teaching poetry and the author of a memoir along with a book of short stories and a novel. He teaches in the Fairfield University MFA program. He also is the Founding Director of Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching in Franconia, New Hampshire. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He served as poet laureate of Maine from 2000 to 2005 and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Maine at Augusta in 2005.