While the emotional repercussions of war aren’t easy to measure, the before, during, and after pictures of soldiers who have seen combat tell a pretty unsettling story. There’s something mesmerizing about these photographs, but I can’t quite put my finger on it.
James Rovira is Chair and Associate Professor of English at Mississippi College. His monograph, Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety, is available in both paperback and hardcover from Bloomsbury/Continuum. His current book projects include the edited anthologies Interpretation: Theory: History and Rock and Romanticism, both on Wordpress sites.
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