The Resource A shadow on our hearts : soldier-poetry, morality, and the American war in Vietnam, Adam Gilbert

A shadow on our hearts : soldier-poetry, morality, and the American war in Vietnam, Adam Gilbert

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A shadow on our hearts : soldier-poetry, morality, and the American war in Vietnam
Title
A shadow on our hearts
Title remainder
soldier-poetry, morality, and the American war in Vietnam
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Adam Gilbert
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Soldier-poetry, morality, and the American war in Vietnam
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eng
Summary
The American war in Vietnam was one of the most morally contentious events of the twentieth century, and it produced an extraordinary outpouring of poetry. Yet the complex ethical terrain of the conflict is remarkably under-explored, and the prodigioius poetic voice of its American participants remains largely unheard. In A Shadow on Our Hearts, Adam Gilbert rectifies these oversights by utilizing the vast body of soldier-poetry to examine the war's core moral issues. The soldier-poets provide important insights into the ethical dimensions of their physical and psychological surroundings before, during, and after the war. They also offer profound perspectives on the relationships between American soldiers and the Vietnamese people. From firsthand experiences, they reflect on what it meant to be witnesses, victims, and perpetrators of the war's violence. And they advance an uncompromising vision of moral responsibility that indicts a range of culprits for the harms caused by the conflict. Gilbert explores the powerful and perceptive work of these soldier-poets through the lens of morality and presents a radically alternative, deeply personal, and ethically penetrating account of the American war in Vietnam. -- Back cover
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Gilbert, Adam
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811/.5409358
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS 310 .V54 G55 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Culture and politics in the Cold War and beyond
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  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • American poetry
  • Veterans' writings, American
  • War poetry, American
  • American poetry
  • Ethics
  • Veterans' writings, American
  • War and literature
  • War poetry, American
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A shadow on our hearts : soldier-poetry, morality, and the American war in Vietnam, Adam Gilbert
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-341) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
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xii, 355 pages
Isbn
9781625343000
Lccn
2017038237
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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  • (OCoLC)987796565
  • (OCoLC)ocn987796565
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A shadow on our hearts : soldier-poetry, morality, and the American war in Vietnam, Adam Gilbert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 355 pages
Isbn
9781625343000
Lccn
2017038237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)987796565
  • (OCoLC)ocn987796565

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