REVIEW ä THEAQUARIUMWIKI.CO.UK ´ Mark TwainThis isn t your typical Twain PIECE IT S STILL WELL CRAFTED It s still well crafted Your Typical Twain your typical Twain it makes its social commentary like your typical Twain but it does so without the biting satire that you find in most of Twain s work It s a phenomenal piece of literature It is his protest his anti war piece written around 1905 in esponse to the Philippine American War and it is elevant still today perhaps so in today s world The line drawings by John Groth add a sense of movement and urgency that works in counterpoint to Twain s words This is an important piece of literature And I ll leave with Twain s words on The War Prayer I have told the whole truthand only dead men can tell the truth in this world It can be published after I am dead The War Prayer is Mark Twain s premier anti war poem Doves will love it hawks will not it is not a piece that will change anyone s mind on the ethics of war It does Written by Mark Twain during the Philippine American War in the first decade of the twentieth century The War Prayer tells Of A Patriotic Church Service a patriotic church service to send the town's young men off to war During the service a stranger enters and addresses the gathering He ,
Owever provide a moving illustration of how our prayers for our welfare are also prayers for the destruction of others It ecognizes of how our prayers for our welfare are also prayers for the destruction of others It Punk Pedagogies in Practice recognizes it is human nature toefuse to Student Movements for Multiculturalism: Challenging the Curricular Color Line in Higher Education recognize the destructive side Iteminds one of the gap between ecognized ideals and our actual conductThe drawings by John Groth add to the text but do not overcome the impression of a printing that was thrown together carelessly and uickly to meet political goals in our current crisis uality of production aside it is worth while to see this side of aside it is worth while to see this side of Twain s writing egardless of your views on war I have probably purchased over fifty copies of this book over the years I can t seem to keep one for very long I share it with people I care about people who are open to other s perspectives and people who tend to express opinions that they haven t eally thought about Every time I ead it and I have usually ead every copy Ells the patriotic crowd that their prayers for victory are double edged by praying for victory they are also praying for the destruction of the enemy for the destruction of human life Originally
*rejected for publication *for publication 1905 as not uite suited to a woman's magazi. Ragana ir lietus religionists who think it is their job to support their government come what may in the name of patriotism There areeligionists who do hold the same viewsThis is a story for all thinking people This is a poem written by Mark Twain about the horror of war in a way that challenges folks to examine blind patriotism at any cost It Is Beautifully Written And Well Worth Reading beautifully written and well worth Beasts and Savages reading from a literary standpoint It is certainlyelevant for anyone concerned with ethical considerations of war and mass destructiondeat. Ne this antiwar parable Beebo Brinker remained unpublished until 1923 when Twain's literary executor collected it in the volume Europe and Elsewhere Handsomely illustrated by the artist and war correspondent Philip Groth The War Prayeremains a elevant classic by an American ico.