George Packer: The New War Literature
The first wave of literature by American combatants in Iraq and Afghanistan has begun to appear: poems, memoirs, short stories, novels. It is intensly interested in the return home. Phil Klay’s “Redeployment,” a masterly collection of short stories, peels back every pretty falsehood and self-delusion in the encounter between veterans and the people for whom they supposedly fought.
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