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Out of the Sixties: Storytelling & the Vietnam Generation

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In a highly original study, David Wyatt takes a broad, yet personal, look at the cultural legacy of the sixties through ten creative figures who came of age during the Vietnam War. Wyatt argues that it is each artist's "personal engagement" with his or her own era that binds together the achievements of storytellers such as filmmaker George Lucas, songwriter Bruce Springsteen, playwright Sam Shepard, journalist Michael Herr, writers Ann Beattie, Alice Walker, Ethan Mordden, Sue Miller, and poets Gregory Orr, and Louise Gluck. For some their work is marked by the war and concerned directly with it; for others, Vietnam represents the prevailing counterculture sensibility often associated with the sixties. Out of the experience new voices emerge--from Michael Herr's landmark invention of a new journalistic voice in his Vietnam War reporting to Bruce Springsteen's tapping of the working class decline in postwar America. The thread that ties the various genres and visions together and that which constitutes Wyatt's own critical aesthetic, is the centrality of the personal response and the seamlessness, therefore, of identity and history.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-217) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521441513
Author:
Wyatt, David
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Gelpi, Albert
Editor:
Posnock, Ross
Author:
Wyatt, David
Author:
Gelpi, Albert
Author:
Posnock, Ross
Location:
New York
Subject:
American
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Arts, American
Subject:
Arts, Modern
Subject:
United States Civilization 1945-
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Influence.
Subject:
Arts, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture
Series Volume:
66
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
242
Dimensions:
8.98 x 5.98 x 0.87 in 1.18 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » American Studies » 50s, 60s, and 70s
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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