The Literature of War: Three Novels of 20th-century Wars

Join Mark Schenker of Yale College for discussions of three novels that have made, or are destined to make, significant contributions to the literature of war: All Quiet on the Western Front (1929), Out Stealing Horses (2003), and The Things They Carried (1990). These prize-winning works—about WWI, WWII, and the Vietnam War, respectively—are written by a German, a Norwegian and an American, and engage the experience of war in ways that only fiction can.

October 14      All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

October 28      Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

November 11   The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

All lectures are on Saturday at 2:00 in the Meeting Room. Please sign up for each one separately.

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