Welcome to the Words After War Weekly Round-Up: “Hibernation” Edition. In this space we share links relevant to our mission of improving the military-civilian dialogue through high-quality literary programming.
Hibernation. True winter — and I mean winter in the ‘post-holidaze,’ peppermint crash sense — has finally descended. So what now? I’d fiddle with my SSRI but higher dosages make my tongue itch. Ideally, I’d burrow into a creative project and emerge some sunny spring day with a monster three-book deal and shove it in the face of my hordes of (mostly imagined) haters.
I’m also hooked on Tom Drury’s Grouse County trilogy. Aside from that, there’s always the Internet, which produces hot content rain or shine. And some of it is relevant to our mission of improving the military-civilian dialogue! Examples below.
1. Quil Lawrence on Fallujah.
3. Novelist Fiona Maazel on the grammar of commercial language.
4. “Middle Eastern chaos is but prologue to the drama sweeping much of the temperate zone of Afro-Asia all the way to China.” – Politico on the conflict mega-zone.
5. Novelist Teju Cole crafts a story from retweets.
6. The Morning News Tenth Annual Tournament of Books. Fun coverage of great contemporary literature.
7. A conversation between writer Adam Sternbergh and his editor, Zack Wagman.
Have a great weekend.