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A memory of war

Frederick Busch

A memory of war

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Published by Norton in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Psychotherapist and patient -- Fiction,
  • Missing persons -- Fiction,
  • Married people -- Fiction,
  • Psychologists -- Fiction,
  • Adultery -- Fiction,
  • Brothers -- Fiction,
  • Refugees -- Fiction,
  • Upper West Side (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction,
  • Lake District (England) -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Frederick Busch.
    GenreFiction
    The Physical Object
    Pagination352 p.
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23247065M
    ISBN 100393049787
    LC Control Number2002032668


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A memory of war by Frederick Busch Download PDF EPUB FB2

A Memory of War encompasses two wars - WWII, which precipitated the flight and immigration of the parents of the protagonist, Dr Alex Lescziak, a middle-aged clinical psychologist in NYC; and Vietnam, represented by one of his patients, a brutal, duplicitous and damaged Transit Authority cop, who served in SE Asia/5(4).

Frederick Busch (–) was the recipient of many honors, including an American Academy of Arts and Letters Fiction Award, a National Jewish Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award. The prolific author of sixteen novels and six collections of short stories, Busch is renowned for his writing’s emotional nuance and minimal, plainspoken style/5.

Taking its title from the nighttime radio code call and response between base camp and those on ambush patrol, Five Four Whiskey: A Memory of War is a moving account of life as a combat soldier in the Vietnam War. Set mostly in the sprawling woods and rubber plantations northwest of Saigon, the author explains what his unit was asked to do and what obstacles they faced, including an /5(45).

Fiction Book Review: A MEMORY OF WAR by Frederick Busch, Author. Norton $ (p) ISBN The legacies of betrayal, illicit love, guilt and loss haunt the protagonist of Busch's. A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy.

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In this worthy Vietnam War memoir, former infantryman Sweatmon focuses on his – tour of duty as a member of the U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division’s mechanized C Company.

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To say The Memory of Love is about the civil war in Sierra Leone is to dismiss this as a war novel, but it is much, much more. It's about how war ravishes the minds of its part I can tell I've finished a moving book when I sit at dinner and explain detail after detail of the book to my non-reading husband, and then HE starts asking about it/5.

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1 on several. About the Book A Memory of War by Frederick Busch Psychologist Alexander Lescziak savors a life of quiet sophistication on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, when a new patient declares he is the doctor’s half-brother, the product of a union between Lescziak’s Jewish mother and a German prisoner-of-war.

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“Memoir of War” (released in France as “La Douleur”) is set during the Second World War, in Paris. It opens, briefly, in April,where a writer named Marguerite Duras (Mélanie Thierry.

The memoir tells his story starting from the ambivalence he had about being drafted through the firefights and wounds he experienced in Vietnam to the estrangement he felt as he walked out of Walter Reed hospital into a civilian world not very interested in a faraway war/5().

America’s wars have inspired some of the world’s best literature, and the Vietnam War is no exception. The Vietnam War has left many legacies. Among the most positive is an abundance of top-notch books, many written by veterans of the conflict.

These include winners of National Book Awards and Pulitzer Prizes, both fiction and nonfiction. A memory of war. [Frederick Busch] -- When a new patient declares that he is his half-brother, psychologist Alexander Lescziak, the son of Polish immigrants, confronts painful truths about his life as he envisions his mother's.

The Memory Of War book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5(6). FINALIST, NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION, All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory.

From the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Sympathizer comes a searching exploration of the conflict Americans call the Vietnam War and Vietnamese call the American War a conflict that lives on in the collective memory of b/5().

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It is along and detailed mediation on the Vietnam War and how it is situated in people's memory. The book is organized in several sections: Ethics, Industries, and Aesthetics.

There is a remarkable list of references throughout the book-some which would have thought to be tangentially related to Vietnam, but that coupled with memory broadens the scope of the book to make it very inclusive.4/5(73).

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The book begins by tracing the origins of contemporary interest in memory, then describes practices of remembrance that have linked history and memory, particularly in the first half of the twentieth century.

A Memory of War by Frederick Busch About the Book Psychologist Alexander Lescziak savors a life of quiet sophistication on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, when a new patient declares he is the doctor’s half-brother, the product of a union between Lescziak’s Jewish mother and a German prisoner-of-war.

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A scholarly exploration of memory and the Vietnam War from an author “born in Vietnam but made in America.” While Nguyen (English and American Studies & Ethnicity/Univ.

of Southern California; The Sympathizer,etc.) focuses on the Vietnam War, the war that most intimately affected his Vietnamese family, his fine reflections on how to treat and preserve the memory of war.

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