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War, Fiction, and Truth: Tim O’Brien’s “How to Tell a True War Story”

Giorgio Mariani

in Waging War on War: Peacefighting in American Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039751
eISBN:
9780252097850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039751.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the correlation between the Vietnam War and literary postmodernism in Tim O'Brien's “How to Tell a True War Story,” one of the short stories in the collection The Things They ... More


Aimless Battles

Stephen Crane

in Accident Society: Fiction, Collectivity, and the Production of Chance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775359
eISBN:
9780804778459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775359.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Focusing on Stephen Crane, this chapter examines the most politically charged and profoundly symbolic of American actions: the act of aiming and firing a gun. This act is linked to Crane's short ... More


Welcome to the Suck: Narrating the American Soldier's Experience in Iraq

Stacey Peebles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449468
eISBN:
9780801460944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449468.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Our collective memories of World War II and Vietnam have been shaped as much by memoirs, novels, and films as they have been by history books. This book examines the growing body of contemporary war ... More


In the Family

Victoria Stewart

in The Second World War in Contemporary British Fiction: Secret Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640997
eISBN:
9780748651832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640997.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses how the rhetoric of secrecy enters the domestic sphere during and after wartime, and how it intersects with privacy, studying common wartime experiences, including evacuation ... More


Execution of Population-Based Survey Experiments

Diana C. Mutz

in Population-Based Survey Experiments

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144511
eISBN:
9781400840489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144511.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter aims to eliminate the need for others to learn by trial and error. The practical issues addressed here range from the process of explaining a population-based experiment to the ... More


The Aesthetic of Freedom: Fiction of and in Times of Siege

Chaity Das

in In the Land of Buried Tongues: Testimonies and Literary Narratives of the War of Liberation of Bangladesh

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199474721
eISBN:
9780199090815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474721.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter marks a division of genre as we move from memoirs and testimonies to fiction. While most of the works under consideration are post-war stories, fiction written during the war without ... More


Future-War Fiction: The First Main Phase, 1871–19001

I.F. Clarke

in Future Wars: The Anticipations and the Fears

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317552
eISBN:
9781846317224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846317552.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the development of future-war fiction from 1871–1900. In 1871, the combined forces of press, politics and population sparked a chain reaction of future-war stories which ... More


Falling Out of Performance: Pragmatic Breakdown in Veterans’ Storytelling

Kristiana Willsey

in Diagnosing Folklore: Perspectives on Disability, Health, and Trauma

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496804259
eISBN:
9781496804297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496804259.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

Unfortunately, coming to terms with disability and trauma are all too familiar foes for American combat veterans, many of whom receive inadequate, delayed, or nonexistent treatment options upon ... More


Why War?: The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez

Philip Smith

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226763880
eISBN:
9780226763910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763910.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Why do nations choose to fight certain wars and not others? How do we bring ourselves to believe that the sacrifice of our troops is acceptable? For most, the answers to these questions are tied to ... More


Conclusion

Stacey Peebles

in Welcome to the Suck: Narrating the American Soldier's Experience in Iraq

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449468
eISBN:
9780801460944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449468.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers recent stories about the Iraq War. These stories describe the accidental killing of a child, eliciting feelings of guilt, helplessness, and frustration in soldiers fighting a ... More


Introduction: (i.e., the death drive)

Steven Miller

in War after Death: On Violence and Its Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256778
eISBN:
9780823261406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256778.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter sets out the book’s main themes. The book offers a philosophical reflection upon forms of violence that regularly occur in actual wars but do not often factor into the ... More


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