Ideas for Group Discussions
Beidler, Philip D. Re-Writing America: Vietnam Authors in Their Generation. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1991.
Broyard, Anatole. Review of The Alleys of Eden, by Robert Olen Butler. The New York Times, November 11, 1981, 29.
Lohafer, Susan. “Real-World Characters in Fictional Story Worlds: Robert Olen Butler’s ’JFK Secretly Attends Jackie Auction.’” In The Art of Brevity: Excursions in Short Fiction Theory and Analysis, edited by Per Winther et al. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2004.
Myers, Thomas. Walking Point: American Narratives of Vietnam. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
Packer, George. “From the Mekong to the Bayous.” The New York Times Book Review 97 (June 7, 1992): 24.
Ryan, Maureen. “Robert Olen Butler’s Vietnam Veterans: Strangers in an Alien Home.” The Midwest Quarterly 38, no. 3 (1997): 274-294.
Sartisky, Michael. “A Pulitzer Profile: Louisiana’s Robert Olen Butler.” Cultural Vistas: Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities 4 (Fall, 1993): 10-21.
Womack, Kenneth. “Reading the Titanic: Contemporary Literary Representations of the Ship of Dreams.” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies 5, no. 1 (2003): 34-44.