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Family, gender and post-colonial issues in three Vietnam War texts
Marion Gibson

here provides aversion therapy to the reader. 19 It was Lyndon Johnson who described Vietnam as ‘a member of the Free World family’ in need of rescue. 20 But the family metaphor was one shared by the Viet Cong. Vietnamese autobiographer Le Ly Hay slip quotes Viet Cong cadres’ view of the war, designed for broadcast to the peasantry: ‘A nation cannot have two governments any more than a family can have

in Gender and warfare in the twentieth century
Peter Barry

naming and classification of the literary tropes and devices employed by the authors. Highly specialist and scholarly though this kind of thing is, as a teaching routine it is more a protracted form of aversion therapy to literature than a way of interesting undergraduates in reading and enjoying major authors. By the 1880s there were annotated editions of major writers – Shakespeare, Spenser, Bunyan, and so on – to cater for this dreary market. But there was also the growth of a different approach to literature teaching, one which was based on ‘rhetoric’ rather than

in Beginning theory (fourth edition)