W.D. Ehrhart in Conversation

Vietnam, America and the Written Word

Author: Jean-Jacques Malo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476630046

Category: History

Page: 236

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 Named by Studs Turkel as “the poet of the Vietnam War,” W.D. Ehrhart has written and lectured on a wide variety of topics and has been a preëminent voice on the Vietnam War for decades. Revered in academia, he has been the subject of many master’s theses, doctoral dissertations, journals and books for which he was interviewed. Yet only two major interviews have been published to date. This complete collection of unpublished interviews from 1991 through 2016 presents Ehrhart’s developing views on a range of subjects over three decades.

The Last Time I Dreamed About the War

Essays on the Life and Writing of W.D. Ehrhart

Author: Jean-Jacques Malo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476616531

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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This is a collection of essays on the life and writing of W.D. Ehrhart, poet, essayist, memoirist and teacher. The twenty contributors--scholars, publishers, poets--are from the U.S., France, Britain, the Netherlands, Austria, India and Japan. Some are Vietnam or Iraq war veterans. The collection overall studies various aspects of Ehrhart's writing, as well as his direct influence on the lives of people, both as a writer and as a teacher. The volume concludes with a selection of Ehrhart poems chosen by the contributors because they embody some quality discussed in the essays. The book includes a selected bibliography of Bill Ehrhart's published writings.

Books in Print

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Category: American literature

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Retrieving Bones

Stories and Poems of the Korean War

Author: William Daniel Ehrhart,Philip K. Jason

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813526393

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

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The Korean War was a major event in American history. It marked an abrupt end to the euphoria Americans felt in the wake of victory in World War II and turned out to be the harbinger of disaster in Vietnam a decade later. Though three years of brutal fighting resulted in millions of casualties, the final truce line of 1953 corresponded almost exactly to the positions the opponents held when the fighting began. Back home, the returning veterans met with little interest in or appreciation of what they had endured. Consequently, literary responses to the Korean War did not find an eager readership. Few people, it seemed, wanted to read about what they perceived as a backwater war that possessed neither grand scale nor apparent nobility, a war that ended not with a bang, but a whimper. Yet an important literature has come out of the Korean War. As we mark the fiftieth anniversary of the war, these writings are well worth our attention. Many of the twelve stories and fifty poems assembled in Retrieving Bones have long been out of print and are almost impossible to find in any other source. The editors have enhanced this collection by providing maps, a chronology of the Korean War, and annotated lists of novels, works of nonfiction, and films. In a detailed introduction, Ehrhart and Jason discuss the milestones of the Korean War and place each fiction writer and poet represented into historical and literary contexts. Among the writers and poets are · James Lee Burke · Eugene Burdick · William Chamberlain · Rolando Hinojosa · Reg Saner · Vern Sneider · Stanford Whitmore · Keith Wilson

Vietnam-Perkasie

A Combat Marine Memoir

Author: W.D. Ehrhart

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786487577

Category: History

Page: 328

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In 1982, John Newman, curator of the Vietnam War Literature Collection at Colorado State University, said of W.D. Ehrhart: "As a poet and editor, Bill Ehrhart is clearly one of the major figures in Vietnam War literature." This autobiographical account of the war, the author's first extended prose work, demonstrates Ehrhart's abilities as a writer of prose as well. Vietnam-Perkasie is grim, comical, disturbing, and accurate. The presentation is novelistic--truly, a "page-turner"--but the events are all real, the atmosphere intensely evocative.

Ghosts and Shadows

A Marine in Vietnam, 1968–1969

Author: Phil Ball

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476624844

Category: History

Page: 224

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The author arrived at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego ill-prepared for the training and abuse that awaited him in boot camp. At the time, he would have done anything to escape; only upon reflection years later did he realize that the self-confidence instilled in him by his drill instructors had probably saved his life in Vietnam. A few months after boot camp, Private Ball was shipped out to Vietnam, joining F Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, near Khe Sanh. As a grunt, in the vernacular of the Corps, Ball, like the other youths of F Company, did a difficult and deadly job in such places as the A Shau Valley, Leatherneck Square, the DMZ and other obscure but critical I Corps locales. His—their—fear of death mingled with homesickness. Little did they realize that the horrors of the Vietnam War—horrors that while in-country they often claimed did not even exist—would haunt them for the rest of their lives.

Passing Time

Memoir of a Vietnam Veteran Against the War

Author: W.D. Ehrhart

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786487585

Category: History

Page: 291

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From 1969 to 1974 Ehrhart was just Passing Time. His reentry into the "world" began with his enrollment as a 21-year-old freshman (and token Vietnam vet) at Swarthmore College. At first simply trying to bury his past, Ehrhart slowly if inexorably came to understand what happened to him, and why, in Vietnam. Interspersed are flash-backs to the war itself. It is the story of political--and personal--awakening. As the war dragged on, the United States' deceitful involvement and its perpetuation of fallacies and lies about the war's conduct forced Ehrhart to confront his own feelings about his government, country, and self. Throughout, the reader shares with Ehrhart his odyssey through naivete, growing awareness, angry withdrawal and, finally, a measure of peace.

Worlds of Hurt

Reading the Literatures of Trauma

Author: Kalí Tal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521445047

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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This is a study of the literature of trauma focusing on the Holocaust, the Vietnam war, and sexual violence against women.

Hunting the Snark

A Compendium of New Poetic Terminology

Author: Robert Peters

Publisher: Paragon House Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 396

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Acts and shadows

the Vietnam War in American literary culture

Author: Philip K. Jason

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 183

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The imaginative literature of the Vietnam War participates-both overtly and covertly-in a struggle for national memory. First-generation Vietnam War literature, focusing on representations of combat and life in the battlefield, strove to give testimony, to write history. Later writings, in their range of genre and style, investigate and interrogate the very meaning of war. To reflect these two stages, Philip Jason divides his newest book of literary criticism into two sections: acts and shadows. In Acts, Jason provides formal and cultural readings of combat narratives-by such authors as James Webb, Larry Heinemann, and Joe Haldeman-and explores the meaning of authenticity as applied to Vietnam War texts. Shadows looks both forward and backward from the combat zone, challenging the parameters of what we define as Vietnam War literature.

Carrying the darkness

American Indochina : the poetry of the Vietnam War

Author: William Daniel Ehrhart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

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An unusual collection of poems, mostly by Vietnam War veterans, most of which have never been published before.

So You Want to be President?

Author: Judith St. George

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399243178

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 52

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Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Barack H. Obama.