"READING THE WIND" The Literature of the Vietnam War. An Interpretive Critique with a Bibliographic Commentary.
Edition: First printing.
Durham: The Asia Society / Duke University Press, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - "On the tenth anniversary of the final U. S. withdrawal, the Asia Society sponsored a conference on the Vietnam experience in American literature at which leading writers, critics, publishers, commentators, and academics wrestled with this phenomenon. Drawing on the synergy of this conference, Timothy J. Lomperis has produced an original work that focuses on the growing body of literatureincluding novels, personal accounts, and oral histories which describes the experiences of American soldiers in Vietnam as well as the experience of veterans upon their return home." The result is a useful, although not comprehensive guide to the published literature. Includes a bibliographic commentary by John Clark Pratt, an index to this commentary, bibliography, list of seminar participants, conference program, and index. xii, 174 pp. ISBN: 0-822307057.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (corners slightly bumped)