war stories

Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience,” is aimed at preserving stories from the battlegrounds of Iraq and Afghanistan.”
“War stories, after all, occupy one of literature’s longest, weightiest shelves, and American fighting men, from Ulysses S. Grant to Anthony Swofford, have set down their battle-forged memoirs, but these days the military and literary worlds barely overlap.
“These are two parts of society that don’t ordinarily talk to each other,” said Dana Gioia, the endowment chairman. “And we thought, what would happen if we got them in a conversation?”
~NYTimes Trying to Make the Pen as Mighty as the Sword

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