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Additional Resources for In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason

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David Booth, "Sam's Quest, Emmett's Wound. Grail Motifs in Bobble Ann Mason's Portrait of America After Vietnam,"' in The Southern Literary Journal, Vol. 19, No.2, Spring, 1987, pp 98-109.

Booth argues that elements of the Arthurian grail leg-end including the motif of the wasteland and the wounded king figure in In Country

Joel Osler Brende and Erwin Randolph Parson, Vietnams Veterans' The Road to Recovery, Plenum Press, 1985.

Published at the same time as In Country, this book raises some of the same concerns as Mason's novel. It is because of books like these that veterans are not shunned today as much as they were in 1985.

Robert H Brinkmeyer, Jr, "Finding One's History: Bobble Ann Mason and Contemporary Southern Literature,"' in The Southern Literary Journal, Vol 19, No 2, Spring, 1987, pp. 20-33.

Brinkmeyer explores the how Sam's pursuit of her own history and the history of the Vietnam War ultimately...

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