History Literature / TheNakedAndTheDead

7th Feb '16 8:16:16 AM Freshmeat
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Critically acclaimed, it is notable for it's dark, cynical [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] of the "Good War", TheSquad and numerous other war tropes before they were even clichéd. It is considered to be Mailer's MagnumOpus, and also possibly a case of FirstInstallmentWins. It is also famous for the use of the word [[GoshDangItToHeck "fug"]] in-lieu of the normal "fuck". It also utilizes a concept called the "Time Machine", which is a {{flashback}} of the lives of the men before the war and further exploration of their [[CharacterDevelopment characters.]]
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Critically acclaimed, it is notable for it's dark, cynical [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] of the "Good War", TheSquad and numerous other war tropes before they were even clichéd. It is considered to be Mailer's MagnumOpus, and also possibly a case of FirstInstallmentWins. It is also famous for the use of the word [[GoshDangItToHeck "fug"]] in-lieu of the normal "fuck". It also utilizes a concept called the "Time Machine", which is a {{flashback}} of the lives of the men before the war and further exploration of their [[CharacterDevelopment characters.]]
4th Sep '13 7:29:12 AM Viira
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* WideEyedIdealist: Toglio. Unerringly patriotic, thinks the platoon are all "good old boys" and argues with Red about the war. [[spoiler:He is shot in the elbow and sent home. Red cynically remarks he'll probably end up on a bond tour.]][[hottip:*:For those unfamiliar with the lingo, a cross-country tour to raise funds for the war efforts, using veterans making speeches for extra appeal.]]
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* WideEyedIdealist: Toglio. Unerringly patriotic, thinks the platoon are all "good old boys" and argues with Red about the war. [[spoiler:He is shot in the elbow and sent home. Red cynically remarks he'll probably end up on a bond tour.]][[hottip:*:For ]][[note]]For those unfamiliar with the lingo, a cross-country tour to raise funds for the war efforts, using veterans making speeches for extra appeal.]][[/note]]
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