William D. Ehrhart


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Cycnos | Volume 21 n°2

Guns

“Again we pass that fieldgreen artillery piece squattingby the Legion Post on Chelten Avenue,its ugly little pointed snoutranged against my daughter's school. "Did you ever use a gun like that?" my daughter asks, and I say, "No, but others did. I used a smaller gun. A rifle." She knows I've been to war. "That's dumb," she says, and I say, "Yes," and nod because it was, and nod againbecause she doesn't know. How do you tell a four-year-old ...”

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James Magner Jr., William Meredith & Reg Saner: Reluctant Poets of the Korean War

William D. Ehrhart. James Magner Jr., William Meredith & Reg Saner: Reluctant Poets of the Korean War.William D. Ehrhart devotes his paper to James Magner Jr., William Meredith, and Reg Saner, poets who went through the experience of war in Korea and yet didn’t necessarily use such experience as a source of inspiration, writing only “reluctantly” about it. Ehrhart traces out some possible allusions, images, echoes, running through their poems. But there is clearly no such phenomenon as the relationship (not to speak of complicity), that certain poets and writers have entertained (and in many cases still entertain) with their Vietnam War experience. No such analysis of those “reluctant poets of the Korean War” had previously been made.

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Cycnos | SOMMAIRES | Volume 15 n°1

Red-tailed Hawks

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