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War in the MFA Workshop

 by Michael Rowe

Tags: Great Writing, Virginia Quarterly Review, war literature, MFA workshop,

war books

Where is our contemporary war literature? Will vets writing about Iraq and Afghanistan benefit or suffer from the peculiar hiccups and habits of the modern Master of Fine Arts writing workshop? Can the experience of war even be schooled in the same way as, say, a love story? Michael David Lukas ruminates over at Virginia Quarterly Review on the future of war literature in an era of workshopped creative writing.

Source: Virginia Quarterly Review

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