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Beidler, Philip D.

Overview
Works: 24 works in 145 publications in 1 language and 11,587 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Pictorial works  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS228.V5, 810.9358
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Philip D Beidler
 
Most widely held works by Philip D Beidler
American literature and the experience of Vietnam by Philip D Beidler( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of the literature of the war and a study of literary consciousness relative to the larger process of cultural myth-making
Late thoughts on an old war : the legacy of Vietnam by Philip D Beidler( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philip D. Beidler, who served as an armored cavalry platoon leader in Vietnam, sees less and less of the hard-won perspective of the common soldier in what America has made of that war. Each passing year, he says, dulls our sense of immediacy about Vietnam's costs, opening wider the temptation to make it something more necessary, neatly contained, and justifiable than it should ever become. Here Beidler draws on personal memories to reflect on the war's lingering aftereffects and the shallow, evasive ways we deal with them."--Jacket
The Mythologizing of Mark Twain by Alabama Symposium on English and American Literature( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV> <DIV>Readers of Mark Twain seldom doubt his genius, but defining that genius and locating its source continue to challenge students of American literature. Equally elusive is an explanation of the intriguing phenomenon of Twain as a mythic figure, both shaper and embodier of an American mythos. Perhaps no single critical approach can adequately assess the complex force behind Samuel Clemens and Mark Twain. This native genius, our quintessential artist, rightfully provokes a number of powerful responses, as these original essays demonstrate.</DIV> </DIV>
Re-writing America : Vietnam authors in their generation by Philip D Beidler( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scriptures for a generation : what we were reading in the '60s by Philip D Beidler( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the heart of Scriptures for a Generation are dozens of detailed entries discussing individual writers and the particular importance of their texts - bona fide '60s classics ranging from The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five to Carlos Casteneda's The Teachings of Don Juan and the Boston Women's Health Book Collective's Our Bodies, Ourselves. Represented as well are such works of revered elders as Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf and Henry David Thoreau's Walden. Beidler's coverage also extends to works of the early '70s that are clearly textual and spiritual extensions of the '60s: the Portola Institute's Last Whole Earth Catalog, Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, and others. An overview of reading and writing as both a product and prime mover of '60s culture precedes the main section. In his conclusion Beidler highlights the most notable efforts to document and interpret the era
The Good War's greatest hits : World War II and American remembering by Philip D Beidler( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glow of 1945 persists as a kind of beacon for American society, symbolic of an era when good and evil were easily defined. This image is at the center of Philip D. Beidler's entertaining look at the way World War II reshaped American popular culture. Beidler captures the aura of the times as he chronicles the production histories of more than a dozen projects with wartime themes, examining how books and plays evolved into films, how stars were considered and selected, technical problems and personality conflicts during production, and the public's reactions. From the upbeat tempo of the musical South Pacific to the weary disillusionment of The Best Years of Our Lives, from the patriotic nostalgia of Life's Picture History of World War II to the moral ambiguity of From Here to Eternity, a powerful mythology of the war developed. As a consequence, the line between fact and fiction has blurred for the war generation and its inheritors, and Hollywood's version of the Good War has become enshrined as historical fact in the nation's collective memory
The art of fiction in the heart of Dixie : an anthology of Alabama writers( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First books : the printed word and cultural formation in early Alabama by Philip D Beidler( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Early 19th-century Alabama was a society still in the making. Now Philip Beidler tells how the first books written and published in the state influenced the formation of Alabama's literary and political culture."--Jacket
Writing race across the Atlantic world : medieval to modern( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of original essays explores the origins of contemporary notions of race in the oceanic interculture of the Atlantic world in the early modern period. In doing so, it breaks down institutional boundaries between 'American' and 'British' literature in this early period
The victory album : reflections on the good life after the good war by Philip D Beidler( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Others, Beidler draws from his own experience and a penetrating grasp of American social history. Together, they offer deep, pointed, and comprehensive perspectives on iconic moments in American history."--Jacket
Many voices, many rooms : a new anthology of Alabama writers( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The island called paradise : Cuba in history, literature, and the arts by Philip D Beidler( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A personal and cultural mediation, Philip D. Beidler's The Island Called Paradise explores the fascinating ways Cuban history and culture have permeated North American consciousness, and vice versa. In The Island Called Paradise, Philip D. Beidler shares his personal discovery of the vast, rich, and astonishing history of the island of Cuba and the interrelatedness of Cuba and the US. Cuba first entered Beidler's consciousness in the early 1960s when he watched with mesmerized anxiety the televised reports of the Cuban missile crisis, a conflict that reduced a multifaceted, centuries-old history
Old Havana : spirit of the living city by Chip Cooper( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing race across the Atlantic world, 1492-1763( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Company K by William March( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stemming directly from the author's experiences with the U.S. Marines in France during World War I, the book consists of 113 sketches, or chapters, tracing the fictional Company K's war exploits and providing an emotional history of the men of the company that extends beyond the boundaries of the war itself
American wars, American peace : notes from a son of the empire by Philip D Beidler( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philip D. Beidler has often drawn on his combat experience in Vietnam and his deep engagement with American popular culture. His essays tap these sources in powerful, truth-telling ways. In American Wars, American Peace, another voice emerges, distinct yet also tied to Beidler's wartime memories and his love of literature, film, and music. It is the voice of one of the "baby-boom progeny of the 'Greatest Generation' who at home and abroad became the foot soldiers" not just in Vietnam but in the Peace Corps, the civil rights movement, the women's movement, and beyond." "As he reflects on terrorism, patriotism, geopolitics, sacrifice, propaganda, and more, Beidler revisits his generation's "inherited vision of national purpose"--And he asks what happened. These essays are a sobering wake-up call for even the most informed and conscientious citizen."--Jacket
Solatium by Philip D Beidler( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Enlarging the Vietnam canon: Sigrid Nunez's for rouenna by Philip D Beidler( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

F. Scott Fitzgerald and the American dream by Philip D Beidler( )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

King august: August Wilson in his time by Philip D Beidler( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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American literature and the experience of Vietnam
Alternative Names
Beidler, Philip 1944-

Beidler, Phillip D.

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Late thoughts on an old war : the legacy of VietnamThe Mythologizing of Mark TwainRe-writing America : Vietnam authors in their generationScriptures for a generation : what we were reading in the '60sThe Good War's greatest hits : World War II and American rememberingThe art of fiction in the heart of Dixie : an anthology of Alabama writersFirst books : the printed word and cultural formation in early AlabamaWriting race across the Atlantic world : medieval to modern