War, Literature & the Arts : Volume 9, Number 1, Spring/Summer 1997
Anderson, Donald (ed)
Department of English & Fine Arts United States Air Force Academy (1997)
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Volume 1, Number 1, Spring 1989

Critical Essay

Correspondent Visions of Vietnam by Mark A. Heberle

The Search for Closure: Vietnam War Literature and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial by Charles J. Gaspar

War and Festivity in Gravity’s Rainbow by Christopher Ames

Thomas Mann’s Wartime Reflections by James Seaton

Hastings and Roland: The Triumph of the Mounted Knight by Michael C.C. Adams

Grain and Glory: Eating Practices in Homer’s Iliad by Michele M. Sordi

Volume 1, Number 2, 1989-90

Critical Essay

The Black Soldier in Vietnam War Literature and Film by Perry D. Luckett

Joseph Heller’s “ ‘Catch-22’ Revisited” by David M. Craig

Warrior-Bishops in La Chanson de Roland and Poema de mio by Earl R. Anderson

Vietnam War Literature: a guide to resources at Colorado State University by John Newman and Julie Wessling


Barcelona by Alfred Kern

Volume 2, Number 1, Spring 1990

Critical Essay

Sacrifice and Dehumanization in Plievier’s Stalingrad by Joan F. Adkins

Historical Interpretation or Ambush Journalism? CBS vs Westmoreland in The Uncounted Enemy: A Vietnam Deception (1982) by Peter C. Rollins

Randall Jarrell’s Poetry of Aerial Warfare by Alex A. Vardamis

Volume 2, Number 2, Fall 1990

Critical Essay

Oliver Stone’s Film Adaptation of Born on the Fourth of July: Redefining Masculine Heroism by Don Kunz

The Germans are Coming! British Fiction of a German Invasion 1871-1913 by Joseph S. Meisel


The Artist and the Holocaust by Roger Preston

Volume 3, Number 1, Spring 1991

Critical Essay

A Walk Through History: Tim O’Brien’s Going After Cacciato by James Griffith

Signifying the Wasteland: Selling the “Falklands War” by Kevin D. Foster

Desire Satisfied: War and Love in The Heat of the Day and Moon Tiger by Thomas Dukes


Watershed by Robert Morgan

Volume 3, Number 2, Spring 1991

Personal Essay

Memoirs of Six Months by E.P. Motley

Volume 4, Number 1, Spring 1992

Critical Essay

The Memoirs of Pierre Pouchot: A Soldier’s View of a Doomed Campaign by Michael Cardy

Severed Ears: An Image of the Vietnam War by Constance A. Brown

The Narrative Technique Used by Goethe to Portray War in the “Campaign in France” by Steven Kaplan


Cabrini’s Run—‘71 by R.S. Carlson

Volume 4, Number 2, Fall/Winter 1992

Critical Essay

The Foe in Sight: Discovering the Enemy in Donne’s Elegie XIX by Cheryl A. Shell

Sisters in Arms by Donna Connolly


“Guernica” by Crystal M. Jonas


Lines and Shadows by Anne Wells Ladow


from Between Bombardments by Karen Alkalay-Gut

Volume 5, Number 1, Spring/Summer 1993

Critical Essay

John Huston’s The Battle of San Pietro by Greg Garrett

Literary Resources of the Vietnam War by John S. Baky


“I’ll Have to go Down to Hell First”: A Saipanese WWII Veteran Recalls the War by Elizabeth Drumwright


Ghazals by G. S. Sharat Chandra

To Send Forth by Joseph T. Cox


Collier’s Magazine: Preview Of The War We Do Not Want by John Morano

Avoiding Nostalgia: James Michener’s The Bridge at Andau by Anthony Arthur

Volume 5, Number 2, Fall/Winter 1993

Critical Essay

“Glamorous Melancholy”: R. C. Sherriff’s Journey’s End by Steven Trout

An I for an eye: Edmund Blunden’s War by Thomas G. Bowie, Jr.

Whitsun and Beyond: Continuing the Great War by Elizabeth A. Muenger


Not Always Located in Nicaragua by Will Hochman


Reflections on the Great War by Tom F. Baldy

Writing about Flying: A Pilot’s View by John Clark Pratt

Volume 6, Number 1, Spring/Summer 1994

Critical Essay

The Atomic Test Poems of Paul Zimmer by John Gery

Military Machines and Nuclear Accident: Burdick and Wheeler’s Fail-Safe by David Seed

Artistic Truth, Historical Truth: The “Fraction” Film and the Falklands War by Paul MacKenzie


The Life of a Bomber Co-Pilot by David M. Mazurowski

Love in the Trenches: Images of Woman in Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead by Sheryl A. Mylan

Volume 6, Number 2, Fall/Winter 1994

Critical Essay

From Avignon to Catch-22 by David M. Craig


Responsibly Inventing History: An Interview with Tim O’Brien by Brian C. McNerney


Mostly Nothing Happens by W.D. Ehrhart

All She Can Eat by Andrew Benson


Missing Pieces: Versions and Visions of Vietnam POW/MIA in American Culture by Philip K. Jason

Representations of the Resistance in World War II France by Rosemary P-Z Clark

Volume 7, Number 1, Spring/Summer 1995

Critical Essay

Ambrose Bierce on the Construction of Military History by Michael W. Schaefer

The Wars Within the War in La Guerre, Yes Sir! by Richard W. Lemp

The Eyewitness Narrator in Hemingway’s Collier’s Dispatches and “Black Ass at the Cross Roads” by James H. Meredith


Mothers by Jerome Mandel

Reality by Julio Escoto (translated by Clark M. Zlotchew)


Miles Standish Forest, Plymouth, Mass, 1934 by Joseph T. Cox


Hang the Enola Gay by Alfred Kern

Volume 7, Number 2, Fall/Winter 1995

Personal Essay

A Boatman’s Story by Robert MacGowan

Shadow Warrior by Donald Clay


Serpent Knowledge by Robert Pinsky

Alms for the Burned by David A. Willson

A Century by Daniel Tobin

Shaman by Joseph T. Cox


McNamara’s Makeshift Amends by Donald Anderson

Achilles in Vietnam by Brian Hanley


Falling in Love by Andre Dubus

from Vows and Infidelities by Alfred Kern

Volume 8, Number 1, Spring/Summer 1996

Critical Essay

Fatal Symbiosis: Modernism and World War I by Milton A. Cohen

George Gascoigne and The Spoyle of Antwerpe (1576) by William E. Sheidley

Thomas Wolfe and the Civil War by Thomas Bonner, Jr.

Writing War: John Dos Passos’ One Man’s Initiation by Stephen C. Enniss


Before Wars by Wendy Bishop



Volume 8, Number 2, Fall/Winter 1996

Special Feature

Selected Work by W.D. Ehrhart: The Summer I Learned to Dance (personal essay), I Drink my Coffee Black (fiction), The Sergeant (poetry), A Bibliography

Critical Essay

Against a Coming Extinction: W.D. Ehrhart and the Envolving Canon of Vietnam Veteran’s Poetry by Lorrie Smith

Tim O’Brien’s Re-imagination of Reality: An Exercise in Metafiction by John Clark Pratt


Darkness Carried: W.D. Ehrhart’s Memoirs by Donald Anderson

“Everyday I’m always on patrol”: Bill Ehrhart’s Journey Home by Thomas G. Bowie, Jr.


Tryolean Vacation by Karen Alkalay-Gut

Langour by H. Palmer Hall

Hospital Visit by H. Palmer Hall

The Vietnam Vet Plays Gyruss by Vince Gotera

Gulf War Haiku by Vince Gotera

The Bomb by Ed Meek

Duty by Ed Meek

For Lewis B. Puller, Jr. by Maggie Jaffe


Echoes by Don Kunz

from The Second Tour by Terry P. Rizzuti

Point Man by Allen Learst


Reading, Writing, and Going to War: An interview with Clyde Edgerton by Christopher D. Campbell

A Conversation with W.D. Ehrhart by Donald Anderson and Thomas G. Bowie, Jr.

Volume 9, Number 1, Spring/Summer 1997
Guest Editor, James H. Meredith
Senior Guest Copy Editor, Kathi A. Vosevich

Critical Essay

Flying the Old Marauder Over Nazi Germany by Jim Colvert

Patriotism and Treason in A Farewell to Arms by George Monteiro

Nick Adams and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Ronald Smith

The Progress of Patriotism and Biography: The Battle of Trafalgar in Southey’s The Life of Nelson by H. George Hahn

Fact, Fable, and the Fantastic: Approaches to the Novel of War in the Francophone Literature of Algeria by Sara Poole

“Whatever Else, I’d Loved It There Too”: Persuasive Strategy in Michael Herr’s Dispatches by Douglas Sun

The Bernard Fall Archives at the John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA by Leslie Holland

Healing the Soldier in White: Ceremony as War Novel by John Getz

Blackness and the Unmanning of America in Dave Rabe’s Streamers by Owen Brady


Classics Revisited: Ambrose Bierce’s “Chickamauga” with Introduction by James Hughes Meredith


Conversion by Paul Elisha

Killing Time in Bosnia by Paul Elisha

Paradox by Paul Elisha

Remembering Leyte: “D” Day Quintennial-June 6, 1995 by Paul Elisha

not about war by Tony Moffeit

Degenerated Art Show 1937 by Maggie Jaffe