War and Words: Horror and Heroism in the Literature of Warfare
War and Words is a sweeping study of the profound, painful, and most significantly, defining cultural moments. Working from Homer through to Hemingway and in all traditions, some of the nation's best scholars of literature illustrate how literature and language affect not only the present but also future generations by shaping history even as they represent it. This powerful collection affirms that the humanities remain a site of the most profound reflection on human experience and historical events that have, for better and worse, shaped world civilization. War and Words offers students of literature critical tools for reading literary explorations of ambivalence toward war and provides teachers of literature a suggested syllabus for a course that has become all too necessary in a time when all our lives are touched by war.
Deats, Sara Munson; Lenker, Lagretta Tallent; and Perry, Merry G., "War and Words: Horror and Heroism in the Literature of Warfare" (2004). College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Books. 70.