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, Jan 1, 2006 - History - 211 pages
The essays featured here are all based on papers presented at the conference The Stories of World War II, which was held in the Summer of 2004 at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This volume contains essays by young, up-and-coming European and American scholars as well as by top researchers in the field of war and culture, including Steven Gould Axelrod on war poetry, Lorrie Goldensohn on Holocaust memoirs, and Pulitzer-prize winning historian John W Dower on the analogy between World War II and the Iraqi war.

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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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