War and Remembrance—Part Two

In Part One of this post we looked at the way Pat Barker links real events and personages with her fully realized character creations to portray the grisly horrors of WWI and its effects on soldiers and families alike.  In this post we will see the writer’s craft in action as we examine her portrayal […]

War and Remembrance—Part One

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?     Only the monstrous anger of the guns.     Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle Can patter out their hasty orisons.             From “Anthem for Doomed Youth”             –Wilfred Owen Most of my professional life has revolved around treating people who suffer from what we call PTSD—Post–traumatic […]