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Achilles in Vietnam

Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character
  • By Jonathan Shay
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An original and groundbreaking book that examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homer's Iliad with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

In this moving, dazzlingly creative book, Dr. Shay examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homer's Iliad with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

A classic of war literature that has as much relevance as ever in the wake of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is a "transcendent literary adventure" (The New York Times) and "clearly one of the most original and most important scholarly works to have emerged from the Vietnam War" (Tim O'Brien, author of The Things They Carried).

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780684813219
    • Manufacturer: Touchstone Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780684813219
    • Publication Date: 10/01/1995
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Jonathan Shay
    • Page Count: 246
    • Width: 5.53 inches
    • Height: 0.68 inches
    • Length: 8.41 inches
    • Weight: 0.56 pounds
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