Dusklands - The Vietnam Project Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 38 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Dusklands.
This section contains 1,712 words
(approx. 5 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Dusklands Study Guide

The Vietnam Project Summary

Dusklands is the combination of J.M. Coetzee's two stories, "The Vietnam Project" and "The Narrative of Jacobus Coetzee." Although three hundred years apart in their plot lines, the stories explore the eternal concepts of power struggles through both physical and emotional intimidation.

The narrator of the story introduces himself as Eugene Dawn, who is compiling a report called the New Life Project that covers the role of propaganda used by the United States during the Vietnam War. Eugene labors over his report, trying to incorporate his own need for free expression with the needs of his supervisor, Coetzee, to criticize both form and content.

Eugene feels that Coetzee should be better able to manage creative people, having been one himself at one time. Coetzee, however, has moved into management and has taken on the critical and sometimes impersonal...

(read more from the The Vietnam Project Summary)

This section contains 1,712 words
(approx. 5 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Dusklands Study Guide
Copyrights
Novels for Students
Dusklands from Novels for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.