Writers' Views: On War For centuries, writers have used the pen to chronicle the deeds of the sword. From The Iliad to Catch-22, literature often gives a more nuanced account than history books or news reports. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with several authors about their work, as our "Writers' Views" series continues with a look at war.
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Writers' Views: On War

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For centuries, writers have used the pen to chronicle the deeds of the sword. From The Iliad toCatch-22, literature often gives a more nuanced account than history books or news reports. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with several authors about their work, as our "Writers' Views" series continues with a look at war.

Guests:

Hilel Italie, books and publishing writer for the Associated Press

Robert Morgan, author of Gap Creek. Latest novel is called Brave Enemies. Professor of English at Cornell University.

Robert Morgan, author of Brave Enemies. Photo: Algonquin Books.

Tobias Wolff, author of This Boy's Life — A Memoir. Author of In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War.

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