A Haunting Beauty: Vietnam Through the Eyes of an Artist by James John Magner

By James John Magner

A Haunting Beauty is the tale of Jim Magner, artist and strive against platoon chief. the 2 conflicting identities need to coexist in an international of lurking risks, superb characters and unique good looks. by no means ahead of has there been a primary individual account of strive against throughout the eyes of an artist. The wrestle event hasn't ever been so vividly portrayed via distinctive identities. Nam is the place the motion is—the final attempt for the younger lieutenant. For the painter, warfare is destruction and soreness, the antithesis of paintings, yet he involves remember that he'll need to lower in the course of the jungles, wade the rivers, and face demise to get past floor appearances. Jim Magner attracts the reader deep into his own global of conflicts and conquests with crisp writing and a glance at strive against that fascinates, elates, and from time to time, stuns. The platoon chief needs to confront the stark realities of survival whereas the artist sees either the gorgeous and the bad via colour and contrasts, and because the composition of a piece of paintings. He discovers the quiet dignity of the warriors, nurses, and purple go “Donut Dollies” in addition to their inevitable conflicts and dependencies whereas they fight to outlive in a primitive position. Set in 1966, it is a riveting, hugely artistic memoir that's eventually now not approximately warfare, or maybe Vietnam. It’s a narrative of the way good looks and paintings outline what it truly is to be human—how we have interaction, suppose, or even struggle. It’s approximately how conflict brings out the simplest and worst, captured in the course of the eyes of the artist-soldier. It’s a narrative of human feelings: pleasure, worry, anger, unhappiness, and love. And it’s unusually humorous. you are going to come away with a brand new appreciation of ways paintings and sweetness are necessary to either the human spirit and the environment—especially in a strive against sector.

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