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Klay, Phil

Overview
Works: 16 works in 83 publications in 12 languages and 4,690 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Songs and music  Excerpts  Musical settings  Juvenile works  War fiction  Children's audiobooks  Music 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3611.L4423, 813.6
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Most widely held works by Phil Klay
Redeployment by Phil Klay( Book )

52 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 3,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos. In the title story, a soldier who has had to shoot dogs because they were eating human corpses must learn what it is like to return to domestic life in suburbia, surrounded by people "who have no idea where Fallujah is, where three members of your platoon died." In "After-Action Report", a Lance Corporal seeks expiation for a killing he didn't commit, in order that his best friend will be unburdened. A Mortuary Affairs Marine tells about his experiences collecting remains-of U.S. and Iraqi soldiers both. A chaplain sees his understanding of Christianity, and his ability to provide solace through religion, tested by the actions of a ferocious Colonel. And in the darkly comic "Money as a Weapons System", a young Foreign Service Officer is given the absurd task of helping Iraqis improve their lives by teaching them to play baseball. These stories reveal the intricate combination of monotony, bureaucracy, comradeship and violence that make up a soldier's daily life at war, and the isolation, remorse, and despair that can accompany a soldier's homecoming. Across nations and continents, Klay sets in devastating relief the two worlds a soldier inhabits: one of extremes and one of loss
The Citizen-Soldier : Moral Risk and the Modern Military by Phil Klay( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Brookings Essay titled The Citizen-Soldier," National Book Award winner, and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Phil Klay sheds light on the tension and relationship between veterans and society. Klay is an established author and has previously received noteworthy praise for his book, Redeployment. In his first non-fiction work with Brookings, Klay valiantly explores the moral dimensions of veterans, their purpose in war, and their reintegration into the civilian world.The Brookings Essay: In the spirit of its commitment to high-quality, independent research, the Brookings Institution has commissioned works on major topics of public policy by distinguished authors, including Brookings scholars. The Brookings Essay is a multi-platform product aimed to engage readers in open dialogue and debate. The views expressed, however, are solely those of the author. Available in ebook only
Redeployment by Phil Klay( Recording )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos. In "Redeployment", a soldier who has had to shoot dogs because they were eating human corpses must learn what it is like to return to domestic life in suburbia, surrounded by people "who have no idea where Fallujah is, where three members of your platoon died." In "After Action Report", a Lance Corporal seeks expiation for a killing he didn't commit, in order that his best friend will be unburdened. A Morturary Affairs Marine tells about his experiences collecting remains-of U.S. and Iraqi soldiers both. A chaplain sees his understanding of Christianity, and his ability to provide solace through religion, tested by the actions of a ferocious Colonel. And in the darkly comic "Money as a Weapons System", a young Foreign Service Officer is given the absurd task of helping Iraqis improve their lives by teaching them to play baseball. These stories reveal the intricate combination of monotony, bureaucracy, comradeship and violence that make up a soldier's daily life at war, and the isolation, remorse, and despair that can accompany a soldier's homecoming. Redeployment is poised to become a classic in the tradition of war writing. Across nations and continents, Klay sets in devastating relief the two worlds a soldier inhabits: one of extremes and one of loss."--Publisher
Ten years later by Phil Klay( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vi skød også hunde by Phil Klay( Recording )

2 editions published in 2018 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redeployment : book club in a bag by Phil Klay( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A collection of short stories by a former Marine captain and Iraq veteran focuses on the complexities of life for soldiers on the front lines and after, exploring themes ranging from brutality and faith to guilt and survival
Peter and the wolf by Sergey Prokofiev( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Retells the orchestral fairy tale of the boy who, ignoring his grandfather's warnings, proceeds to capture a wolf
Hjemkomst by Phil Klay( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Norwegian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Novellene tar leseren med til fronten i Afghanistan og Irak. Soldatene kjemper på flere måter, på militære oppdrag, men også blant sine nærmeste når de vender tilbake til hverdagen. Dette er en samling historier om frykt og brutalitet, håp og hjelpeløshet og alle valgene soldatene må foreta for å overleve i felten og etterpå. Det handler om kameratskap, vold, anger, isolasjon og fortvilelse. Om hvordan krigen ikke forlater soldaten, selv om soldaten forlater krigen. Phil Klay er selv krigsveteran fra den amerikanske marinen og tjenestegjorde i flere perioder i Irak. Dette er hans debutbok
Consequence : a memoir by Eric Fair( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A former Army translator who also worked as an interrogator for a private contractor in Iraq recounts his experiences, including his part in using "enhanced interrogation" techniques, and the toll it later took on his health
Redeployment by Phil Klay( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Klay, a US Marine Corps veteran, visits Hudson Valley Community College on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. to read and discuss "Redeployment," his short story collection that takes readers to the front lines of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Based on his experiences from January 2007 to February 2008 as a public affairs officer in Iraq's Anbar Province, Klay writes to help readers understand what happened there and what happened to the soldiers who returned
Phil Klay: Redeployment ; Atticus Lish : Preparation for the next life by Phil Klay( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Redeployment, Phil Klay's debut story collection, is "the best literary work thus far written by a veteran of America's recent wars" (The New Yorker). A former Marine officer who served thirteen months in Iraq, Klay has been rewarded by critics and readers for his encapsulation of the profane, mundane, gritty nature of the war. The virtuosic Redeployment is a New York Times bestseller and is the winner of the 2014 National Book Award
Spöken( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

We shot dogs by Phil Klay( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Granta 4 : Spöken by Ulrika Kärnborg( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the website: The earliest recorded stories are war stories. Some forty thousand years ago, people painted their tales of hunting buffalo and elk and battling fellow humans on the walls of caves. As soon as we could put pen to paper, we recorded for posterity how armies crossed seas and mountains and deserts to clash swords with other men, for glory and in memory of the fallen. These are the stories that are passed down from generation to generation to generation. We may have forgotten how our great-great-grandparents met and fell in love, but we remember that our great-great-grandpa fought at the battle of Normandy. Everyone has a war story. Why? Because war equals conflict and conflict equals story. It has always fallen to our storytellers, poets, and reporters to show us who we are and help us make sense of the senseless. So it has been, so it will always be
[Tim O'Brien and Phil Klay discuss the effects the wars in Vietnam and Iraq have had on those who did the fighting] by Tim O'Brien( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Marco Werman moderates a discussion between authors Tim O'Brien and Phil Klay on the effects the wars in Vietnam and Iraq have had on those who did the fighting. O'Brien expresses joy at the warming of relations between the U.S. and Vietnam and sadness at the human cost the war had on both countries, especially civilians in Vietnam. Klay recalls his visit to Vietnam in 2009 and says that he hopes to see a similar relationship with Iraq in the future. O'Brien describes his anti-war ideas clashing with his compulsory service, and Klay talks about his willingness to enlist differing with his later disillusionment with the goals of the military and U.S. government. The authors also talk about returning to civilian life after being in a combat zone. Klay talks about the jarring disconnect he experienced when returning to New York City after being in a war zone, and O'Brien describes the effects war has on the civilians that servicemen and women leave behind. On "The world"
 
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Phil Klay American writer

Phil Klay Amerikaans schrijver

Phil Klay écrivain américain

Phil Klay escritor estadounidense

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