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.