This part of the study guide will help you put “Redeployment” by Philip Klay in perspective, focusing on current issues, literary period, and similar works.

Current issues

The short story deals with current issues related to the war in Iraq and its consequences for soldiers and their families. The story provides a realistic description of soldiers’ attitude and psychology...


Literary period

Published in 2014, the short story is a piece of contemporary, postmodernist fiction. Postmodernism developed after World War II and still dominates literature today.


Works with the same theme

To explore the way the impact of war on soldiers is depicted in different literary texts, we recommend three other short stories.

“Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemingway follows a World War I veteran who returns home to the US and fails to reintegrate into society.


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