Mark H. Massé

Vietnam Warrior Voices

VIETNAM WARRIOR VOICES, published March 2017

Extended profiles of Vietnam War veteran-authors Philip Caputo, John Del Vecchio, Robert Olen Butler and Tim O'Brien, focusing on the role of post-traumatic growth in their creative lives. VIETNAM WARRIOR VOICES: https:/​/​www.amazon.com/​Vietnam-Warrior-Voices-Stories-Vecchio/​dp/​0692854657

"On the Bookshelf" listing for VIETNAM WARRIOR VOICES in 6.30.17 issue of Cleveland Jewish News. FYI, I lived in Cleveland during 1950s and then from 1975-92.
http:/​/​www.clevelandjewishnews.com/​…/​article_8f9076e0-5202-…
“VIETNAM WARRIOR VOICES: LIFE STORIES OF PHILIP CAPUTO, JOHN DEL VECCHIO, ROBERT OLEN BUTLER AND TIM O’BRIEN” By Mark H. Massé
Mark Massé, a former Cleveland and Rocky River resident, has a keen passion for war stories and the writers behind them. His previous endeavors in writing of war journalism and love for war stories have inspired his latest work. “Vietnam Warrior Voices” is an in-depth study of four creative writers who served in the Vietnam War and have written about their experiences, both in fiction and nonfiction. Massé explains how Vietnam affected the men and influenced the material they created, through what he calls a post-traumatic growth. “Their works are lined with troubled, tormented, ill-fated characters,” Massé said. “These warrior voices remain relevant and resonant as the world confronts moral evil, terrorism and the clash of ideologies. The literary styles may differ, from journalistic chronicles and heroic narratives to magical realism and impassioned dreamscapes, but their writing has been shaped by the same signature event – half-a-century and 10,000 miles ago.”

My interview with WHK, Cleveland (AM 1420) on 6.25.17 re: VIETNAM WARRIOR VOICES: https:/​/​t.co/​S2rQBAui5H (29:20-58:00)

Proud to have VIETNAM WARRIOR VOICES added to LaSalle Univ (Phila.) Vietnam War Literature Collection: La Salle University - Connelly Library /​All Locations
http:/​/​connelly.lasalle.edu/​search~S1?/​amasse+mark/​amasse+mark/​1%2C2%2C3%2CB/​frameset&FF=amasse+mark+h+1952&2%2C%2C2

Appreciate comments by Vietnam Veterans of America (The VVA Veteran). Review of VIETNAM WARRIOR VOICES pending.
"Five Best Vietnam War Books?" | VVA.ORG
Here’s an admittedly subjective list, posted on the Military History Nowwebsite, put together by Mark Massé, a Ball State University literary journalism professor. It’s based on his book VIETNAM WARRIOR VOICES: https:/​/​vva.org/​arts-of-war/​five-best-vietnam-war-books/​

Article on the Military History Now website:
http:/​/​militaryhistorynow.com/​2017/​06/​07/​nam-lit-five-landmark-books-about-americas-war-in-southeast-asia/​

SELECTED WORKS

Biography, History
Extended profiles of Vietnam War veteran-authors Philip Caputo, John Del Vecchio, Robert Olen Butler and Tim O'Brien, focusing on the role of post-traumatic growth in their creative lives. "If I were still teaching a Vietnam War literature course, I would use this book as an introductory text. It would work well for that purpose." (David Wilson, The VVA Veteran, national magazine of the Vietnam Veterans of America)
Fiction
A dark comedy about an aspiring Irish-American writer in 1970s Cleveland and his sentimental fool's journey to find love and success.
A 1960s family saga set in a gritty metro N.Y. town.
“Delamore’s Dreams stands alone.”
(The Westchester County [N.Y.] Times)
A story about an ill-fated affair between a hopeless romantic and his old girlfriend.
Nonfiction
“Now Mark Massé has written a fascinating and fact-filled account of how 'trauma journalism' finally is being recognized and treated from the classroom to professional newsrooms.” (Steve Bell, former ABC News correspondent/anchor)
Chronicles the lives of American social reformers from several faith traditions.
“Powerful, real-life stories … .” (Ronald J. Sider, Evangelicals for Social Action)