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A Chorus of Stones: The Private Life of War

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ISBN13: 9780385418850
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An acclaimed writer explores the interplay between the public tragedy of war and the daily struggles of our private lives — the conflicts between truth and falsehood, secrecy and revelation, testimony and denial. A brilliant philosophical inquiry into the nature of modern warfare. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism.

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"'The real war will never get in the books,' Walt Whitman wrote about the Civil War. But he was wrong. A Chorus of Stones captures the reality of war in a manner that is both powerful and profoundly insightful. According to Susan Griffin, war is more androgynous than most of us imagine; it has less to do with bombs, battles and deaths than with denial in a 'social structure that makes fragments of real events,' where 'one is never allowed to see the effects of what one does.'...With this imaginative recreation of wars and warriors — while writing graphic and haunting descriptions of battle — Ms. Griffin sets a standard few authors could meet." Richard Restak, The New York Times Book Review

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Written by one of America's most innovative and articulate feminists, this book illustrates how childhood experience, gender and sexuality, private aspirations, and public personae all assume undeniable roles in the causes and effects of war.

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tsarashelton, November 16, 2011 (view all comments by tsarashelton)
I have never been truly interested in history, or war, but when I flipped open Chorus of Stones I was immediately drawn in by the nature of the narrative. This book has found it's way into my very being and cast a light into shadows that I was unaware of in myself. While reading I felt like I was getting a glimpse at the true personal life of war, in all its incarnations, which I know was offered to me on the cover but admit I never actually expected. To try and describe the beautifully crafted offering of historical fact, nuclear science and intimate revelations is beyond me. Suffice it to say that this book-- which I merely opened because I thought the cover was pretty-- has opened me up to see more of myself and hence more of my world. It was not an easy read, at least for me, but it was an absolutely wonderful one! Thank you Susan Griffin!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385418850
Doubleday And Company, Inc:
Griffin, Susan
Publisher:
Anchor
Author:
Griffin, Susan
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
War
Subject:
Personality
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Violence
Subject:
Secrecy (psychology)
Subject:
Secrecy -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Secrecy.
Subject:
Denial
Subject:
War -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 429-430
Publication Date:
19931015
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.02x5.24x.84 in. .64 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Anchor Books/Doubleday - English 9780385418850 Reviews:
"Review" by , "'The real war will never get in the books,' Walt Whitman wrote about the Civil War. But he was wrong. A Chorus of Stones captures the reality of war in a manner that is both powerful and profoundly insightful. According to Susan Griffin, war is more androgynous than most of us imagine; it has less to do with bombs, battles and deaths than with denial in a 'social structure that makes fragments of real events,' where 'one is never allowed to see the effects of what one does.'...With this imaginative recreation of wars and warriors — while writing graphic and haunting descriptions of battle — Ms. Griffin sets a standard few authors could meet."
"Synopsis" by , Written by one of America's most innovative and articulate feminists, this book illustrates how childhood experience, gender and sexuality, private aspirations, and public personae all assume undeniable roles in the causes and effects of war.
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