Himes, Andrew, ed. Voices in Wartime: The Anthology, A Collection of Narratives and Poems.

Author:Swaim, Jessica
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

HIMES, Andrew, ed. Voices in wartime: the anthology; a collection of narratives and poems. Whit Press (Hugo House, 1634 Eleventh Ave, Seattle WA 98122). 235p. illus. c2005.0-972-02053-5. $17.95. SA

A b/w photo with a short bio introduces each author of these poems, essays and interviews excerpted from the documentary film of the same title. Among the most familiar are Homer, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, and Alan Seeger, who at age 28 wrote "I Have a Rendezvous With Death," moments before he fell in a fatal flurry of machine-gun fire. Lesser-known poets, soldiers, doctors, war correspondents, and civilians offer their firsthand experiences, resulting in a chilling look at combat and its aftermath from many angles, spanning history and the globe. Post-traumatic stress disorder (defined as "not an illness but an injury"), the grief of a child for her "momentary father," who came home from WW II only to be "missing in action"...

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