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By Frank C. Seitz

Greater than 350,000 americans suffered and died in Vietnam. Wounds made within the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia chanced on their as far back as the U.S., carried there by way of the our bodies, minds, and hearts of our troops. this can be a novel approximately six of them—aging strive against veterans—seeking therapy in a V.A. psychiatric ward in Montana. Veterans nonetheless bleeding from “A Thousand Daggers.” Their tales are fictional; their reports aren't.

Lieutenant Leonard “Lumpy” Lundeen crashes into the Emergency Room of the Montana VA sanatorium, psychotic as hell. Or is it psychotic in Hell? He can’t inform the adaptation. That’s only one of the demanding situations of this 70 year-old veteran who continues that he’s three-years-old and precocious. remedy starts instantly: medicine and team treatment, the latter together with a Butte Italian muscle builder with PTSD, a depressed professor educating Medieval Literature in a rural collage, a suicidal rancher with out farm animals, an lady Iraq vet with hectic mind harm, and a lecherous division administrator who wishes them “gone” from his health center. Traumas from the prior weave into the issues of the current, making a myriad of messes that require a “crazy man” to resolve.

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D. " often indirect and perhaps not even consciously acknowledged. At times it is even difficult to distinguish Stoicism sharply from Neoplatonism and Aristotelianism, since, like much of Renaissance humanism, Stoicism was eclectic and heterogeneous. I do not explain the rapport between Ariosto's Furioso and Stocient sources icism through passive source study, but through careful analysis of the formal and philosophical affinites between the poem and Stoic This comparison will yield observations concerning the whole — not merely on texts.

Philosophic outlook of the Furioso. 57 William J. Bouwsma, "The Two Faces of Humanism: Stoicism and Augustinianism in Renaissance Thought," in Itinerarium Italicum: The Profile of the Italian Renaissance in the Mirror of Its European Transformations, ed. Heiko Thomas A. Brady, Jr. (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1975), 5. " 1 The structure of the Furioso the concerns of contemporary theory, particularly the concern with fragmentation. Each of the poem's parts has harmony the impossible to recap- It is of the whole.

Impossible, to determine if It would be difficult, if not one representational system was the prima- ry influence on the others. All these structures, in so far as they are analogous to one another, tend to reinforce each other's meaning. The embodiment of Stoic cosmological principles in poetry, ethics, art, and Lanciano, 1914); Niccolò Machiavelli, Principe e Discorsi sopra la prima deca di 77 Tito Livio, ed. Sergio Bertelli (Milan: Feltrinelli, 1983). 3 Fernand Hallyn, The Poetic Structure of the World, trans.

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