The Vietnam War in Literature

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Balk, H. Wesley and Ronald J. Glasser
  The Dramatization of 365 Days (drama) 1972
Barry, Jan and W. D. Ehrhart
  Demilitarized Zones: Veterans After Vietnam [editors] (poetry) 1976
Berry, David
  G. R. Point (drama) 1975
Bunting, Josiah
  The Lionheads (novel) 1972
Caputo, Philip
  Indian Country (novel) 1987
Cimino, Michael
  The Deer Hunter (film) 1978
Cole, Tom
  Medal of Honor Rag (drama) 1975
Coppola, Francis
  Apocalypse Now (film) 1979
Del Vecchio, John
  The 13th Valley (novel) 1982
DiFusco, John
  Tracers (drama) 1980
Ehrhart, W. D.
  To Those Who Have Gone Home Tired (poetry) 1984
  Carrying the Darkness [editor] (poetry) 1985
  Unaccustomed Mercy: Soldier Poets of the Vietnam War [editor] (poetry) 1989
  Just For Laughs (poetry) 1990
Greene, Graham
  The Quiet American (novel) 1955
Halberstam, David
  One Very Hot Day (novel) 1967
Heinemann, Larry
  Paco's Story (novel) 1986
Herr, Michael
  Dispatches (nonfiction) 1978
Huong, Duong Thu
  ∗Novel Without a Name (novel) 1995
  ∗Paradise of the Blind (novel) 1995
Kellogg, Ray and John Wayne
  The Green Berets (film) 1968
Kennedy, Adrienne
  An Evening with Dead Essex (drama) 1973
Komunyakaa, Yusef
  Dien Cai Dau (poetry) 1988
Kubrick, Stanley
  †Full Metal Jacket (film) 1987
Mailer, Norman
  Why Are We in Vietnam (novel) 1967
Mann, Emily
  Still Life (drama) 1980
Mason, Bobbie Ann
  In Country (novel) 1984
McClure, James
  Private Wars (drama) 1979
Moore, Robin
  The Green Berets (novel) 1965
Mura, David
  After We Lost Our Way (poetry) 1989
Nemerov, Howard
  War Stories: Poems About Long Ago and Now (poetry) 1987
Ninh, Bao
  ∗The Sorrow of War: A Novel of North Vietnam (novel) 1995
O'Brien, Tim
  Going after Cacciato (novel) 1978
Rabe, David
  The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel (drama) 1968
Sticks and Bones (drama) 1969
  Streamers (drama) 1976
Rottmann, Larry, Jan Barry, and Basil T. Pacquet
  Winning Hearts and Minds: War Poems by Vietnam Veterams [editors] (poetry) 1972
Schaeffer, Susan Fromberg
  Buffalo Afternoon (novel) 1989
Sloan, James Park
  War Games (novel) 1971
Stanford, Frank
  The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love You (poem) 1977
Stone, Oliver
  Platoon (film) 1986
Weigl, Bruce
  Executioner (poetry) 1976
  A Romance (poetry) 1979
  The Monkey Wars (poetry) 1985
Woods, William Crawford
  The Killing Zone (novel) 1970
Wright, Stephen
  Meditations in Green (novel) 1983

∗These works were originally written and published in Vietnamese.

†The screenplay for this film was co-written by Michael Herr, Gustav Hasford, and Kubrick. The film is based on Hasford's novel The Short-timers (1979).

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