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April 7th 2018: "The Veteran" by Stephen Crane

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Please join us for our next chat in  #readers_corner at 8:30 P.M. (EDST) April 7th, 2018 -- 00:30  A.M. (GMT) April 8th -- for a discussion of "The Veteran"  by Stephen Crane.

This story is a a sequel, to... no, rather, the final chapter of the novel "The Red Badge of Courage"--Crane's celebrated examination of the psyche of a foot soldier during the American Civil War.  This brief tale shows the character of the protagonist of the novel many years following the end of the war. The story speaks for all veterans or all wars in history.  Those who have experienced combat will empathize, those who have not will understand a bit of what those veterans deal with.

It is not a story of post traumatic stress, rather one of pride over having survived hell and a job done while doing so.  I think you will appreciate it.

The story is available from many web sites, in downloadable formats.  I used the pdf download here:

http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415537070/data/section5/crane-the_veteran.pdf

It's available in html format at:  http://www.online-literature.com/crane/2543/

The #Readers_Corner is available at Koach.com

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I hope to see you all at our chat.  Don't forget to bring a friend.

 

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