TITLE

GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: METAFICTION, DEFENSE STRATEGY, AND THE CULTURES OF SIMULATION

AUTHOR(S)
GRAUSAM, DANIEL
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
ELH;Fall2011, Vol. 78 Issue 3, p507
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay is presented on the relationship between Cold War military strategy and metafiction. According to the author, both contain a discourse of simulation and display a need to create parallel worlds and institutions. Examples are drawn from several works of literature including the book "The Nuclear Age" by Tim O'Brien and the short story "Game" by Donald Barthelme. War-gaming and nuclear warfare are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
66719360

 

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