Tales of the Great American Victory: World War II in Politics and Poetics

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Diederik Oostdijk, Markha G. Valenta
VU University Press, 2006 - History - 211 pages

Exploring topics such as poetry, politics, and cultures of war, this collection of 16 essays tells alternative, contradictory, and complicated stories about World War II, demonstrating that the United States was not always a champion of liberty and justice as some would like the general public to believe.

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Contents

America versus Europe
13
CounterMemory in American Poetry
19
American Narratives of World War II
81
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Diederik Oostdijk is an associate professor in the English department at the VU University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He has received research fellowships from Emory University, Indiana University, and the University of Texas at Austin. He is research director of the faculty of arts at VU University and secretary to the Board of the Netherlands American Studies Association. Markha G. Valenta is an interdisciplinary researcher at the University of Amsterdam.

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