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F. Marion Crawford: The real issue is between civilization and barbarism, between peace and war

==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts American writers on peace and against war F. Marion Crawford: When everyone understands war it will stop by universal consent F. Marion Crawford: The world dreads the very name of war, lest it should become universal once it breaks out ==== F. Marion CrawfordFrom An American Politician […]

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Stephen Leacock: Merry Christmas

==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts Stephen Leacock: In the Good Time After the War Stephen Leacock: The war mania of middle age and embonpoint Stephen Leacock: War-Time Christmas ==== Stephen LeacockMerry Christmas (1917) “My Dear Young Friend,” said Father Time, as he laid his hand gently upon my shoulder, “you are […]

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F. Marion Crawford: When everyone understands war it will stop by universal consent

==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts American writers on peace and against war F. Marion Crawford: The real issue is between civilization and barbarism, between peace and war F. Marion Crawford: The world dreads the very name of war, lest it should become universal once it breaks out ==== F. Marion CrawfordFrom […]

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Lucy Aikin: Freedom and Peace with radiant smile now carol o’er the dungeon vile

==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts British writers on peace and war Women writers on peace and war Lucy Aikin: Gentle Peace with healing hand returns Lucy Aikin: Sickening I turn on yonder plain to mourn the widows and the slain ==== Lucy AikinFrom Ode to Ludlow Castle But see! beneath yon shattered roofWhat […]

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Louise Imogen Guiney: The voice of Peace

==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts American writers on peace and against war Women writers on peace and war ==== Louise Imogen GuineyFrom The Two Voices A grateful spirit would fain bestow on the glorious voice an ardent welcome, and on the gentle voice a lingering caress. Both I loved, and unto […]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne: Selections on war

**** Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts American writers on peace and against war **** Nathaniel Hawthorne: Selections on war Nathaniel Hawthorne: Did iron-hearted War itself ever do so hard and cruel a thing as this before? Nathaniel Hawthorne on war: Drinking out of skulls till the Millennium Nathaniel Hawthorne: Every warlike achievement […]

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Henri Fauconnier: A chance encounter on the evening of a day of slaughter

==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts French writers on war and peace ==== Henri FauconnierFrom MalaisieTranslated by Eric Sutton “Listen. When I went off to the war I merely thought of killing Germans. But, later on, when I heard the rattle of our machine guns I thought that a Goethe or Schumann […]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne: Did iron-hearted War itself ever do so hard and cruel a thing as this before?

==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts American writers on peace and against war Nathaniel Hawthorne: Selections on war ==== Nathaniel HawthorneFrom Grandfather’s Chair Among all the events of the old French War, Grandfather thought that there was none more interesting than the removal of the inhabitants of Acadia. From the first settlement of […]

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Elizabeth Inchbald: War, a choice of words

==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts British writers on peace and war Women writers on peace and war ==== Elizabeth InchbaldFrom Nature and Art In addition to his ignorant conversation upon many topics, young Henry had an incorrigible misconception and misapplication of many words. His father having had but few opportunities of […]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne: Every warlike achievement involves an amount of physical and moral evil

==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts American writers on peace and against war Nathaniel Hawthorne: Selections on war ==== Nathaniel HawthorneFrom Grandfather’s Chair Since Grandfather began the history of our chair, little Alice had listened to many tales of war. But probably the idea had never really impressed itself upon her mind that […]

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