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Literary Masters: Post-War Experiences

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ClassGraphic Join us as we read and discuss four novels that deal with the post-war experience from different perspectives and in response to different wars. We will begin with Cold Mountain (Grove Press, 2017) by Charles Frazier, the tale of a Civil War soldier’s journey back to his beloved. Next, we will read A Passage to India (Random House, 1992) by E. M. Forster, which connects personal relationships with the politics of colonialism after WWI. We will follow that with House Made of Dawn (Harper, 2010) by N. Scott Momaday, which deals with a young Native American’s return from WWII. Our fourth novel, The Things They Carried (Mariner Books, 2009) by Tim O’Brien, is a Vietnam War soldier’s meditation on war, memory, and storytelling. Finally, we will return to Cold Mountain in its 2003 award-winning movie form as we synthesize what we have learned about the impact of war on those who have lived through it. We will discuss each book for two to four weeks, depending upon length; any edition can be used, and all the novels and the movie are available from the library and online.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Mon

Virtual - Any Location

MultipleInstructor :
1.Bev Snell2.Robert Relihan 



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Schedule Information

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Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/4/2024 - 6/10/2024 Weekly - Mon 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Robert Relihan  ; Bev Snell 
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