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Description - Soldier's Heart by Elizabeth Samet

Includes a New Afterword by the Author A" New York Times Book Review" Editors' ChoiceA "USA Today" Best Book of 2007A "Christian Science Monitor" Best Book of 2007 What does it mean to teach literature to a soldier? How does it prepare a young man or woman for combat? At West Point, Elizabeth Samet reads classic and modern works of literature with America's future military elite, and in this stirring memoir she chronicles the ways in which war has transformed her relationship to the books she and her students read together. While fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, Samet's former students share their thoughts on the poetry of Wallace Stevens, the fiction of Virginia Woolf and J. M. Coetzee, the epics of Homer, and the films of Bogart and Cagney. And their letters in turn prompt Samet to wonder exactly what she owes to cadets in the classroom. "Soldier's Heart" is an honest and original reflection on the relationship between art and life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312427825
ISBN-10: 0312427824
Format: Paperback / softback
(208mm x 137mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Picador USA
Publisher: Picador USA
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Elizabeth Samet

Elizabeth D. Samet is the author of "Willing Obedience: Citizens, Soldiers, and the Progress of ""Consent in America, 1776 1898." She has been an English professor at West Point for ten years."