Warriors Who Write: From Hemingway to Vonnegut to Sheehan-Miles

posted Nov 14, 2012, 8:37 AM by Michael Wood   [ updated Nov 3, 2017, 2:49 PM by Bruce Rowe ]
Very interesting article

From the website

If you don't think writing can be therapeutic, if you don't believe putting pen to paper - or fingers to keyboard - can be truly healing, ask a veteran. There's a long and storied tradition of warriors employing the ancient craft of writing to deal with their experiences on the battlefield. 

In the last century, novelists, poets, screenwriters and songwriters as diverse as Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, Kurt Vonnegut, Leon Uris, Steve Mason, Ron Kovic, Brian Wizard, Oliver Stone, Richard Stekol, Robert Mason, Jason Moon, Senator Jim Webb, Tim O'Brien, Benjamin Busch, and Kevin Powers have written sad, funny, gripping and sometimes haunting accounts of war based directly, or indirectly, on their own experiences...

By Jamie Reno
The Reno Dispatch
Nov. 8, 2012