Show More The Pugilist at Rest by Thom Jones.
Faber, 230 pp., £14.99, March 1994, 0 571 17134 6Show More
The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh, translated by Frank Palmos.
Secker, 217 pp., £8.99, January 1994, 0 436 31042 2Show More
A Good Scent from Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler.
Minerva, 249 pp., £5.99, November 1993, 0 7493 9767 5Show More
Out of the Sixties: Storytelling and the Vietnam Generation by David Wyatt.
Cambridge, 230 pp., £35, February 1994, 9780521441513Show More
“... George Bush’s proud declaration that by bombing fleeing Iraqi soldiers America had ‘kicked the Vietnam syndrome once and for all’, was one of the more startling instances from recent years of the Vietnam War’s continuing hold on the American imagination. One could just about suspend disbelief when Sylvester Stallone set about rewriting history, but it was disconcerting to find the President of the United States so clearly in the grip of the same fantasy of revenge ...”