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2014, Sat, Feb 22

Who Narrates War? Theater of War: Vietnam

Karl Marlantes, Viet Thanh Nguyen

Mirror dialog between Karl Marlantes and Viet Thanh Nguyen


Karl Marlantes is an American author, businessman and decorated Marine veteran. His publications on the American war in Vietnam have received several awards (e.g. Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War, 2010).


Viet Thanh Nguyen is an author and Associate Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Among other subjects, Nguyen studies American and Vietnamese memories and representations of the American war in Vietnam.