The Literature Of War

The Literature Of War

War and literature have long been linked. We revisit some classic works that continue to resonate today and consider the emerging hallmarks of fiction about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

War is destructive, chaotic and difficult to explain to those who haven't experienced it. The literary tradition of seeking to capture the experience of war is as old as the written word itself. We revisit some classic works that continue to resonate today and consider the emerging hallmarks of fiction about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Guests

Mark Athitakis

Book Critic; writer

Richard Nanian

Assistant Professor of English, George Mason University

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