A wall in the living room is lined with books in Vietnamese and in English, although the author does not speak English. The room is drafty, the walls mildewed. For many years, he said, he was supported by his wife, who is a schoolteacher. The story is told in a series of flashbacks as Kien tries to capture his war experiences on paper.
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I do not feel so happy or so proud about the war; the victory of war, somehow, personally, I do not feel that. It is this sense of loss and disillusionment with life after the war that made the novel so controversial in Vietnam, where authors had written strictly about the heroic deeds of war, about the collective struggle of the peasants toppling a giant army and its superior technology.
Where is the reward of enlightenment due to us for attaining our sacred war goals? Our history-making efforts for the great generations have been to no avail. Variations of those questions are being asked by disenchanted veterans who spent not one or two years in battle, but, as Bao Ninh laments, their entire youth.
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