Retrieving Bones Stories and Poems of the Korean War

ISBN-10: 0813526396

ISBN-13: 9780813526393

Edition: 1999

Authors: W. D. Ehrhart, Philip K. Jason

List price: $30.95 Buy it from $3.00
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


The Korean War was a major event in American history. It marked an abrupt end to the euphoria Americans felt in the wake of victory in World War II and turned out to be the harbinger of disaster in Vietnam a decade later.Though three years of brutal fighting resulted in millions of casualties, the final truce line of 1953 corresponded almost exactly to the positions the opponents held when the fighting began. Back home, the returning veterans met with little interest in or appreciation of what they had endured. Consequently, literary responses to the Korean War did not find an eager readership. Few people, it seemed, wanted to read about what they perceived as a backwater war that possessed neither grand scale nor apparent nobility, a war that ended not with a bang, but a whimper.Yet an important literature has come out of the Korean War. As we mark the fiftieth anniversary of the war, these writings are well worth our attention. Many of the twelve stories and fifty poems assembled in Retrieving Bones have long been out of print and are almost impossible to find in any other source. The editors have enhanced this collection by providing maps, a chronology of the Korean War, and annotated lists of novels, works of nonfiction, and films. In a detailed introduction, Ehrhart and Jason discuss the milestones of the Korean War and place each fiction writer and poet represented into historical and literary contexts.Among the writers and poets are· James Lee Burke· Eugene Burdick· William Chamberlain· Rolando Hinojosa· Reg Saner· Vern Sneider· Stanford Whitmore· Keith Wilson
New Starting from $34.30
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Business Ethics Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Business Law Online content $4.95 $1.99
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 6/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Ode for the American Dead in Asia
Map: East Asia
Map: Korea - July 27, 1953
Introduction: Historical and Literary Contexts
Introduction: The Writers and Their Works
A Long Way from Home
We Build Churches, Inc
Cold Day, Cold Fear
The Trapped Battalion
Hoengsong (from The Useless Servants)
Lost Soldier
Sailors at Their Mourning: A Memory
Indigenous Girls
A Matter of Price
From The Secret
Soldier's Leave
Korea Bound, 1952
Letter Home
The Soldiers
Combat Iambic
Trying to Remember People I Never Really Knew
Burning the Years
The Long March
The Eighth Army at Chongchon
The January-May 1951 Slaughter
Night Burial Details
Jacob Mosqueda Wrestles with the Angels
A Matter of Supplies
Native Son Home from Asia
The Man Without a Face
Zero Minus One Minute
They Said
Flag Memoir
Korea 1953
The Korean
Without Laying Claim
I Remember
Pusan Liberty
The Day the Dam Burst
The Awakening
The Captain
... ganz in Waffen
Guerilla Camp
The Circle
The Girl
Waterfront Bars
December, 1952
The Ex-Officer, Navy
Memory of a Victory
Works for Further Study
Copyrights and Permissions
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.