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The Literary Cold War, 1945 to Vietnam$
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Adam Piette

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748635276

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635276.001.0001

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The Sacrificial Logic of the Asian Cold War: Greene’s The Quiet American and McCarthy’s The Seventeenth Degree

The Sacrificial Logic of the Asian Cold War: Greene’s The Quiet American and McCarthy’s The Seventeenth Degree

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(p.152) 5 The Sacrificial Logic of the Asian Cold War: Greene’s The Quiet American and McCarthy’s The Seventeenth Degree
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The Literary Cold War, 1945 to Vietnam
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Adam Piette

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635276.003.0006

This chapter takes a look at the Asian Cold War. It studies Graham Greene's The Quiet American, which is often praised for its insight into the American involvement in Indochina. It also considers Mary McCarthy's The Seventeenth Degree, which is a collection of her experiences in Asia during the Cold War.

Keywords:   Asian Cold War, Graham Greene, Mary McCarthy, American involvement, Indochina, The Quiet American, The Seventeenth Degree

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