ERIC Number: EJ592779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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New Wars, Old Battles; Contemporary Combat Fiction for the High School Canon.
Withers, Randal W.
English Journal, v88 n6 p62-69 Jul 1999
Argues that teaching fiction focusing on recent wars enables students to better understand the impact of war on history, foreign policy, and their own way of life. Offers synopses of three contemporary antiwar novels (Kurt Vonnegut's "Mother Night," Tim O'Brien's "Going after Cacciato," and Don Delillo's "End Zone"). Explores the various themes of these works, inherent obstacles, and applications in the classroom. (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
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