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The Alienated War Veteran in Film and Literature.


The Alienated War Veteran in Film and Literature

Emmett Early



230 pages



Until his "semi-retirement," Early served as a clinical psychologist who worked intensively with war veterans for 27 years. This work looks at how everything from alienation to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) made its way into films and literature throughout the 20th century, along with its current representation of veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq. Whole chapters are devoted to the film treatment of veterans of WWII and Vietnam, as well as recently returned soldiers. Early also steps back to look at the struggles of Odysseus, along with some myths and fairy tales. The volume is rounded out with chapters on postwar adjustment through relationships and the connection of creativity with psychological trauma. A final chapter, Movies Reviewed, presents synopses of 46 films, from 1954's Seven Samurai to 2011's Coriolanus.

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Date:Apr 1, 2014
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