Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

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Joumana Khatib adds Nothing Ever Dies by Viet Thanh Nguyen on Paperback Row’s 2017 book list for The New York Times.

Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War, Harvard University Press, 2016. 384 pgs.

NOTHING EVER DIES: Vietnam and the Memory of Warby Viet Thanh Nguyen. (Harvard, $17.95.) “All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory,” Nguyen notes in this study of the war and its reverberations in American and Vietnamese imaginations. Nguyen previously explored the conflict and its moral consequences in his Pulitzer Prize-winning debut novel “The Sympathizer.”


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