21 December 2009
In essence, what gives rise to these two authors credible writings about war and warfare is actually having been in the situations and experienced actual combat; feeling the raw emotion as it reaches down into the human soul.
Warfare in Literature
Warfare in Literature (cont’d)
Literature and the authors that write about war, some descriptive but yet there are some authors not so descriptive. As I read each passage of a poem or story about war, I visualize the environment in which I operated for three years. Ever so descriptive are my own feelings and emotions of those times and places. But was it most discerning are the soldiers that I was in charge of; young, energetic as all hell and scared like myself. When Wilfred Owen and Louis Simpson wrote their poems, they were descriptive in fashion as to their own experiences.
Through the Eyes of the Beholder
War is descriptive fashion is not fashionable in any sense nor is it pleasing to read. What we can learn of literature’s authors when writing of war is to be thankful they don’t elaborate in such a way as being too descriptive where the reader is turned-off because of the actual horrors being told.
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