War and Literature
July 4, 2007 When editor Andrew Carroll first read Ryan Alexander's "The Cat," the startling imagery of the former Marine's poem took his breath away. After all, troops aren't known for readily sharing their innermost feelings — certainly not with a wide audience.
July 2, 2007 In a novel, Aminatta Forna writes about the effects of Sierra Leone's civil war on the country's women. She was just 11 when her father was hanged for treason in Sierra Leone and her family fled. Her story is part of a series of conversations about war and literature.