Nobody Gets Off The Bus: The Viet Nam Generation
Kali Tal and Dan Duffy, editors
424 pages, perfect bound, paper, 1994. $30 for single copies; $22 each for orders of over 10 copies. ISBN: 0-9628524-8-1
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An anthology of scholarly and critical essays, personal narrative, fiction, poetry and graphics, the Big Book represents the "forgotten Sixties," the mainstreams of U.S. culture in a turbulent decade.
If you need to demonstrate to anyone that there is an intelligent, informed and self-aware field of inquiry surrounding the American war in Viet Nam and U.S. culture in the 1960s, hand them this book. There isn't an issue or a perspective that can't be addressed with a piece from this collection, and we guarantee that your students will do more than the assigned reading.
The Big Book contains essays on subjects as varied as the environmental movement, the New Right, Vo Nguyen Giap, and the Grateful Dead. It includes poetry and fiction by established authors and brilliant newcomers, Viet Nam veterans and peace activists, and everyone in between. We made the book visually interesting and aesthetically pleasing, incorporating graphic elements into the text. On the cover is a full-color photo of the "Khe Sanh Tour Bus," which provides the perfect link between "then" and "now." The particular character of each individual's long strange trip through the 1960s was determined by which bus they boarded, and when. Rosemary Kacoroski, an artist who works as a translator in Seattle, Washington, contributed the back cover illustration, a beautiful pen-and-ink of a contemporary Vietnamese scene. The reproduced engravings scattered throughout the volume were shamelessly borrowed from Le Guerre Illustrée, a French language magazine published in Paris in the late Nineteenth century, filled with beautiful illustrations, some of them remarkable for their documentary quality, others marked by the racism of the artist. And in jarring contrast to the complex and detailed Nineteenth century engravings, we included the freehand cartoons of 1960s underground press artists, scanned from copies of Black Panther and black power newspapers printed between 1968 and 1972.
Joe Amato, Antler, Victor H. Bausch, Carol Blair, Robert Borden, Horace Coleman, Matthew Diomede, SuAnne Doak, Steven Duplij, W.D. Ehrhart, David L. Erben, Rod Farmer, Dennis Fritzinger, Jon Forrest Glade, Steven W. Gomes, Bertha Harris, Stephen Hidalgo, Don Kunz, Melanie Brown Lawson, Lenard D. Moore, Jeff Poniewaz, Dale Ritterbusch, David Rodriguez, t. kilgore splake, Marc Swan, Jane Teresa Tassi, Carole Ten Brink, David Vancil, Ken Wolfe, Don Yost.
Narrative, Fiction, Memoir & Opinion