There is a distinguished body of writings by American veterans detailing the boredom and horror of combat as well as post-war traumas within a country that shunned the returning veterans. Some veterans returned to Vietnam and have written prose and poetry detailing their experiences. […] A growing body of translated works by Vietnamese now joins this memorial debate focusing on the legacy of the war from Vietnamese perspectives.

[Subarno Chatterji, ‘Will there be peace again?’ American and Vietnamese Poetry on the Vietnam/American War’ in Adam Piette and Mark Rawlinson, eds., The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literature, Edinburgh University Press, 2012]