Past Event

James Jones: The Evolution of a Soldier and Writer

This presentation focuses on the life and literary works of Illinois author James Jones (1921-1977). The premise is that Jones himself experienced a concept he coined and wrote about in major WWII literature called ôthe evolution of a soldier.ö It is a process by which those in the U.S. Armed Forces are trained to fight the countryÆs wars and conflicts and how that process affects individuals û especially when they return to civilian life. This presentation sheds light on JonesÆ well-known novels, From Here to Eternity, The Thin Red Line, and Some Came Running, as well as the man himself. For further contact Linda Phillippe, 618.544.3273.