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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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Adam Gilbert
Title variation
Soldier-poetry, morality, and the American war in Vietnam
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
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
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Culture and politics in the Cold War and beyond
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  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • American poetry
  • Veterans' writings, American
  • War poetry, American
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • American poetry
  • Ethics
  • Veterans' writings, American
  • War and literature
  • War poetry, American
Label
A shadow on our hearts : soldier-poetry, morality, and the American war in Vietnam, Adam Gilbert
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-341) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fear
  • Doubt
  • The New World
  • 2.
  • Others
  • Thinking about Others
  • Us and Them
  • The Stranger Within
  • Allies and Enemies
  • Distinctions
  • Morality and History
  • Breakthroughs
  • 3.
  • Violence
  • Thinking about Violence
  • Bodies
  • Killing in War
  • Rejection and Resistance
  • Atrocities
  • Technology
  • 4.
  • Rebels and Witnesses
  • Responsibility
  • Thinking about Responsibility
  • The Usual Suspects
  • The Business of War
  • America and Americans
  • Soldiers and Veterans
  • Perpetual War
  • Wreckage
  • Publishing Hearts and Minds
  • 1.
  • Climates
  • Thinking about Climates
  • Making Soldiers
  • The Nature of War
Control code
on1043831437
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 355 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613765388
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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22573/ctv34pk91
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1043831437
Label
A shadow on our hearts : soldier-poetry, morality, and the American war in Vietnam, Adam Gilbert
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-341) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fear
  • Doubt
  • The New World
  • 2.
  • Others
  • Thinking about Others
  • Us and Them
  • The Stranger Within
  • Allies and Enemies
  • Distinctions
  • Morality and History
  • Breakthroughs
  • 3.
  • Violence
  • Thinking about Violence
  • Bodies
  • Killing in War
  • Rejection and Resistance
  • Atrocities
  • Technology
  • 4.
  • Rebels and Witnesses
  • Responsibility
  • Thinking about Responsibility
  • The Usual Suspects
  • The Business of War
  • America and Americans
  • Soldiers and Veterans
  • Perpetual War
  • Wreckage
  • Publishing Hearts and Minds
  • 1.
  • Climates
  • Thinking about Climates
  • Making Soldiers
  • The Nature of War
Control code
on1043831437
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 355 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613765388
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv34pk91
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1043831437

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