By Leonard Unger;Jay Parini

ISBN-10: 0684315548

ISBN-13: 9780684315546

Show description

Read Online or Download American Writers, Supplement XIX PDF

Best american studies books

Download e-book for kindle: Africans In America (Immigration to the United States) by Richard Worth

The U.S. is actually a kingdom of immigrants. Spanning the time from whilst the Europeans first got here to the hot international, this publication conveys the thrill of those tales to kids. It highlights the subjects, humans, locations, and occasions that have been very important to every immigrant workforce.

Download e-book for iPad: John Adams (United States Presidents) by Anne Welsbacher

An easy biography of the second one president of the USA, from his youth and schooling in Massachusetts to his marriage to Abigail Smith and his function within the country's early background.

Extra resources for American Writers, Supplement XIX

Sample text

What shakes Caputo is the idea that someone with whom he identifies and who represents the values and civilization of the 19 PHILIP CAPUTO Caputo found no easy answers, and his job of tallying the dead came to haunt him, giving him nightmares in which he commanded a platoon that included the dead men from his old company. As his guilt over being alive and in relative safety increased, his fears no longer were confined to nocturnal manifestations: during the day he imagined living men as they would look in death, disfigured and maimed.

After being chewed out for an error during training exercises, he determined to prove that he had a right to claim a place in the tough brotherhood of the marines. He says, “Much of my behavior later in Vietnam, good as well as bad, was determined by the rebukes I received that day. They instilled in me a lasting fear of criticism and, conversely, a hunger for praise. ѧ I was ready to die for ѧ a few favorable remarks in a fitness report. Words” (pp. 34–35). Caputo’s compulsion to affirm his competence made him hunger for war.

Eliot, and Drew not to return or contact him before September. The boys are mystified and hurt by his cold rejection, particularly Drew, the youngest at thirteen and least vigorous of the boys. Nate, the oldest, now sixteen, possesses characteristics of typical Caputo heroes: he is brash, quick-tempered, and intolerant of weakness. Though upset by his father’s strange behavior, Nate rallies and soon relishes the opportunity to spend the summer adventuring, looking forward to proving his prowess and maturity.

Download PDF sample

American Writers, Supplement XIX by Leonard Unger;Jay Parini


by David
4.4

Rated 4.69 of 5 – based on 47 votes