Studying a book or film can be a short-cut to consigning it to boredom. But our Texts in the City series – a gift to students, their teachers and lifelong learners – brings the VCE English and Literature lists to life.
Each week, our hosts – authors Lili Wilkinson and Tony Birch – will interview experts intimately familiar with the texts, unearthing those hidden gems that could help your essay shine.
This time around, we look at Bernard Edelman’s Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam.
Presented in association with The Victorian Association for the Teaching of English.
Barry Heard is a Vietnam vet and author of the prize-winning books Well Done Those Men, Tag, and View from Connors Hill. Like many returned soldiers, Barry suffered post-traumatic stress syndrome that eventuated in a breakdown 30 years after the war ended. Writing about his experiences has given hop... Read more
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