Vietnam, We've All Been There: Interviews with American Writers

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Price
$114.00
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.74 X 0.9 inches | 1.22 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780275935610

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About the Author

ERIC JAMES SCHROEDER is a Lecturer in English and Director of Composition at the University of California, Davis. His primary field of scholarship is the literature of the Vietnam war. He has also published articles and given numerous conference papers on topics related to composition and, in particular, computer-assisted instruction. Dr. Schroeder is a co-founder and editor of Writing on the Edge, a journal concerned with the art of writing and the teaching of it. He is currently working on a second book about the Vietnam war.

Reviews

"What makes Vietnam: We've All Been There compelling is that the interviewees reveal so much about themselves. Perhaps one of the most interesting interviews in the book is the one conducted with Norman Mailer. Mailer, as may come as no big surprise to those familiar with his work, voices his philosophies and views on Vietnam with audacious honesty. Others interviewed . . . are John Sack, Michael Herr, C.B.D. Bryan, Robert Stone, Tim O'Brien, Larry Heinemann, Bobbie Ann Mason, Bruce Weigl, and David Rabe."-Vietnam
"If you like writers as a class and are intrigued as to how they think about what they write, this is the book for you."-Indochina Chronology
"In 11 illuminating interviews, novelists, journalists, and a playwright reflect on the role of Vietnam in their works. Schroeder, a lecturer in writing at the University of California-Davis, is a probing questioner, and his book has the quality of a rich dinner-table discussion."-Publishers Weekly
"Schroeder has preserved the question-and-answer format of the interviews, allowing readers access to the progression of these specific and anecdotal conversations. His queries probe the writers' motivations and examine how they channeled their war experiences or obsessions into various literary forms."-Booklist
?If you like writers as a class and are intrigued as to how they think about what they write, this is the book for you.?-Indochina Chronology
?In 11 illuminating interviews, novelists, journalists, and a playwright reflect on the role of Vietnam in their works. Schroeder, a lecturer in writing at the University of California-Davis, is a probing questioner, and his book has the quality of a rich dinner-table discussion.?-Publishers Weekly
?Schroeder has preserved the question-and-answer format of the interviews, allowing readers access to the progression of these specific and anecdotal conversations. His queries probe the writers' motivations and examine how they channeled their war experiences or obsessions into various literary forms.?-Booklist
?What makes Vietnam: We've All Been There compelling is that the interviewees reveal so much about themselves. Perhaps one of the most interesting interviews in the book is the one conducted with Norman Mailer. Mailer, as may come as no big surprise to those familiar with his work, voices his philosophies and views on Vietnam with audacious honesty. Others interviewed . . . are John Sack, Michael Herr, C.B.D. Bryan, Robert Stone, Tim O'Brien, Larry Heinemann, Bobbie Ann Mason, Bruce Weigl, and David Rabe.?-Vietnam