Synopses & Reviews
In contrast to the many military, diplomatic, and historical works on the Korean War, this book takes a cultural approach that emphasizes the human dimension of the war and especially features Korean voices. It includes chapters on Korean art on the war, translations into English of poetry by Korean soldiers, and American soldier poetry on the war. There is a photographic essay by combat journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Max Desfor. Other chapters analyze songs on the Korean War -- Korean, American, and Chinese; Korean films on the war; and Korean War POWs and their contested memories.