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Fri Mar 21 17:11:30 2014 UTClccn-n811218760.31The art of fiction in the heart of Dixie : an anthology of Alabama writers /0.511.00A solitary business39394458n 81121876666828Beidler, Philip 1944-Beidler, Phillip D.lccn-n83161148Davis, Sara deSaussure1943-edtlccn-n79021164Twain, Mark1835-1910lccn-n50016298Gerber, John C.lccn-n79148174Rabe, David (William)1940-lccn-n85092953O'Brien, Tim1946-lccn-n79151533Caputo, Philiplccn-n88231233Taylor, Gary1953-edtlccn-no98114810Resik Aguirre, Magdalccn-n87853735Cooper, Chiplccn-no2007086556Martí, NéstorBeidler, Philip D.Criticism, interpretation, etcHistoryFictionConference proceedingsBibliographyPictorial worksInterviewsUnited StatesVietnam War (1961-1975)American literatureInfluence (Literary, artistic, etc.)AlabamaIdealism, AmericanBeidler, Philip DMemory--Social aspectsWar and societyIraq War (2003-2011)Political scienceMilitary policySocial aspectsImperialismWar poetry, AmericanWar stories, AmericanManners and customsWorld War (1914-1918)World War (1939-1945)LiteraturePrintingAuthors, American--Homes and hauntsIntellectual lifeLiterature and societyLiterature publishingTwain, Mark,Humorous stories, AmericanPropagandaPsychological aspectsWar in literatureHistory--SourcesBooks and readingCaputo, PhilipO'Brien, Tim,American fictionShort stories, AmericanAmericaRacismSlaveryAcculturationGreat BritainEnglish literatureRace relationsColoniesCivilizationSocial historyRacism in literatureHistoric buildingsArchitectureCity and town life19441966198219841986198719881989199119941998199920012003200420052006200720082010201220132014855827115959.70431PS228.V5ocn615353779ocn821620380ocn469638659ocn76090735316878ocn052750255book20040.37Beidler, Philip DLate thoughts on an old war : the legacy of Vietnam"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."--BOOK JACKET+-+4430785735104816ocn007975671book19820.47Beidler, Philip DAmerican literature and the experience of VietnamCriticism, interpretation, etcA discussion of the literature of the war and a study of literary consciousness relative to the larger process of cultural myth-making+-+17615857358499ocn809369689file19990.53Beidler, Philip DFirst books the printed word and cultural formation in early AlabamaHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etc"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."--BOOK JACKET+-+803458263581810ocn009731434book19840.53Alabama Symposium on English and American LiteratureThe Mythologizing of Mark TwainCriticism, interpretation, etcConference proceedings+-+16575826353245769ocn021561435book19910.63Beidler, Philip DRe-writing America : Vietnam authors in their generationCriticism, interpretation, etc+-+49176857355575ocn038106139book19980.59Beidler, Philip DThe Good War's greatest hits : World War II and American rememberingThe 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+-+86557857355555ocn029877004book19940.56Beidler, Philip DScriptures for a generation : what we were reading in the '60sHistoryBibliographyAt 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 era43612ocn055681119book20030.73Beidler, PhillipWriting race across the Atlantic world : medieval to modernHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcConference proceedingsThis study comprises a set of lively, diverse, and original investigations into contemporary notions of race in the oceanic interculture of the Atlantic during the early modern period. Working across institutional boundaries of "American" and "British" literature in this period, as well as between "history" and "literature", ten essays address the ways in which cultural categories of "race"--Brown, red, and white, African-American and Afro-Caribbean, Spanish and Jewish, English and Celtic, native American and northern European, creole and mestizo - were constructed and adapted by early modern writers+-+51404776853789ocn821216787file17530.70Beidler, Philip DThe victory album reflections on the good life after the good warA vivid and penetrating history, personal and social, of growing up in post-1945 America A pervasive feeling at the end of World War II, notes Philip D. Beidler, was that Americans had "inherited the earth" and could look forward to a kind of golden age, the "Good Life after the Good War." But this good life-for all its genuine possibilities-was only accessible to some and was countered by racial tensions, the fear of communism and nuclear war, gender inequalities, and a rising consumer culture, among other problems and anxieties. In these essays-a combination of personal remembran+-+69316826353446ocn013334315book19860.31The art of fiction in the heart of Dixie : an anthology of Alabama writersFiction+-+89685826353241683ocn036672100book19980.59Many voices, many rooms : a new anthology of Alabama writersFiction+-+421358263581ocn789263883book20120.79Cooper, ChipOld Havana : spirit of the living cityPictorial works41ocn862221996book20140.47Beidler, Philip DThe island called paradise : Cuba in history, literature, and the arts43ocn868031808book19890.50March, WilliamCompany KFictionStemming 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+-+553958263541ocn050782642book20030.47Writing race across the Atlantic world, 1492-1763HistoryCriticism, interpretation, etc+-+514047768531ocn615353779book20050.47Writing race across the Atlantic world : medieval to modern ; [papers from a symposium held at the University of Alabama in 2001]+-+514047768511ocn740387390book20070.53Beidler, Philip DAmerican wars, American peace notes from a son of the empire"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."--BOOK JACKET+-+K41478573511ocn740817271file20070.47Beidler, Philip DAmerican wars, American peace notes from a son of the empire+-+K41478573511ocn820615356art20060.47Beidler, Philip DKing august: August Wilson in his time11ocn722093592book19660.47Beidler, Philip DF. Scott Fitzgerald and the American dream11084ocn593297316file20070.53Beidler, Philip DAmerican wars, American peace notes from a son of the empire"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."--BOOK JACKET+-+K414785735+-+4430785735+-+4430785735Fri Mar 21 15:31:27 EDT 2014batch19452