From Melos to My Lai (Paperback)
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Short Description for From Melos to My Lai This is a brilliant and moving discussion of the nature of violence in the ancient and modern world and how the traumas experienced affected the survivors.
- Published: 01 July 2000
- Format: Paperback 240 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415217576 ISBN 10: 0415217571
- Sales rank: 1,391,193
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Full description for From Melos to My Lai
From Melos to My Lai presents an erudite, provocative and moving analysis of the accounts of violence in the literature and history of ancient Greece and in the film literature and veterans' accounts of the Vietnam War. This comparative investigation examines the nature of violence, its impact on society and culture, especially as reflected from the perspective of the survivors. The survivors include not only actual combatants, but those with whom they interact: their comrades, their wives and children, families and society as a whole. From Melos to My Lai provides a unique contribution to the study of the impact of violence on its participants and its audience which combines an examination of the artistic representations of violence and the real-life accounts of those involved in it.