Carpenter, John R.

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Wall, Watchtower, and Pencil Stub
Writing During World War II
By John R. Carpenter
(Yucca Publishing)
How World War II became central in our culture.Even as World War II raged on, contemporary writers were riveted by its every twist and turn. One of the war’s most fascinating features was that it was subject to constant change, surprises, and fate reversal. It ensured that wartime writers, who did not... [READ MORE]
Bearing Witness
How Writers Brought the Brutality of World War II to Light
By John R. Carpenter
(Skyhorse Publishing)
It has been said that during times of war, the Muses fall silent. However, anyone who has read the major figures of mid-twentieth-century literature—Samuel Beckett, Richard Hillary, Norman Mailer, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, and others—can attest that it was through writing that people first tried... [READ MORE]
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