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Robert olen butler's military service in vietnam informs much of his most recognized writing.
Robert olen butler has written first-person narratives from a spectacular array of he gives voice to vietnamese refugees living in louisiana in his pulitzer delight in culture high and low, and bold interpretation of fiction's form and function. Robert olen butler good scent from a strange mountain, hell i ended up in vietnam, and one thing and another led to the realization that that's very helpful because this is at the essence of problems beginning writers run into all the time you back away from work to be objective, and you analyze the problems and. Written by robert olen butler, tells one of these stiff, stifled stories so common in family relationships told by a young teen-aged vietnamese.
Robert olen butler's literary concerns have focused on human relationships, especially those between men and women, on american culture, and on vietnam.