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May 17, 2012

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Finding 'contemporary resonance’ in World War I

Finding ‘contemporary resonance’ in World War I

“There’s no point writing about the past unless there’s some sort of contemporary resonance.” These may seem like strange words coming from Irish novelist John Boyne, who has almost exclusively written about the past and achieved worldwide renown for his book The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, which was set during the Holocaust. But during a stop in Vancouver to promote his World War I novel The Absolutist, he told Zouch that he’s always looking for parallels between the past and the present.

Interviews, Writers
Finding 'contemporary resonance’ in World War I

Finding ‘contemporary resonance’ in World War I

“There’s no point writing about the past unless there’s some sort of contemporary resonance.” These may seem like strange words coming from Irish novelist John Boyne, who has almost exclusively written about the past and achieved worldwide renown for his book The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, which was set during the Holocaust. But during a stop in Vancouver to promote his World War I novel The Absolutist, he told Zouch that he’s always looking for parallels between the past and the present.

Interviews, Writers

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