Numbers

Virginia Quarterly Review, Vol. 75, No. 2, Spring 1999

12 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2009  

James D. Redwood

Albany Law School

Date Written: 1999

Abstract

This story by James Redwood conveys the recollections of a former Assessor of the Vietnamese Republic’s Ministry of War as they relate to his children and career during wartime. Through seemingly willful naïveté, obtuse rationalization, and ostensibly precise accountings of numbers, times, and settings by the primary character, Redwood presents the bureaucracy and social inconvenience of war, and the deteriorating effect it has on individuals and families caught in the midst of conflict.

Keywords: Vietnam, War, Bureaucracy, Denial

Suggested Citation

Redwood, James D., Numbers (1999). Virginia Quarterly Review, Vol. 75, No. 2, Spring 1999. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1520558

James D. Redwood (Contact Author)

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