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Contribution to Book
The Courtyard
WLA (War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities) (2013)
  • Shitsugane Olembo
Abstract

"The Courtyard is alive..."

Keywords
  • War,
  • Marines,
  • Afghanistan,
  • Iraq,
  • Dept. English & Fine Arts,
  • United States Air Force Academy
Publication Date
2013
Editor
Colonel Kathleen Harrington & Donald Anderson
Publisher
U.S. Government Printing Office 2013 678-766 / Region No. 10
ISBN
1046-6967
Publisher Statement
As a whole, the stories put pressure on everyday Americans’ well-intentioned cultural responses to veterans coming home; they speak to the depth of soldiers’ physical and mental wounds. In this respect, the stories are not unlike what we have come to expect in war narratives. However, this anthology differs from other war narratives in its ability to create piercing levels of cognitive dissonance among its characters while simultaneously heightening our own. In other words, these short stories so saturate us with irreconcilable events and images, we are reminded that the “sameness” in the conditions of wars’ horrors doesn’t create identicalveteran experiences; the processing of horror is isolating and personal business. http://wlajournal.com/25_1/
Citation Information
Shitsugane Olembo. "The Courtyard" WLA (War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities) Vol. 25 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shortpoetry/7/