Wednesday, June 07, 2006

War Stories

Vietnam, 1966
by Neil Sheehan

Antarctica, 1958
by Robert Stone

New York, 1967
by Roger Angell

Sierra Leone, 1997
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Ivory Coast, 2000
by Tony D’Souza

Yugoslavia, 1991
by Aleksandar Hemon

Iraq, 2004
by Wendell Steavenson

Too late for Memorial Day but just in time for the D-Day anniversary the current issue of New Yorker has the war zone vignettes above that are worth checking out. Also available online is something called Dear Home Front, an audio slideshow edited by Andrew Carroll (of the Poetry & Literacy fame). The slideshow is about 30 minutes and needs a Flash player installed.

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