Making Violence Visible in Vietnam War Narratives: The Case of "A Rumor of War"

Stefano Rosso
Before you leave here, sir, you're going to learn that one of the most brutal things in the world is your average nineteenth-year-old American boy. (Philip Caputo, A Rumor of War) Can the foot soldier teach anything important about war, merely for having been there? I think not. He can tell war stories. (Tim O'Brien, If I Die in a Combat Zone)
doi:10.13136/2281-4582/2010.i0.823 fatcat:wxdcsf2wzzamblb64wp5f6d54y