In the following passages, four American writers contemplate war. Name the author, the work, and the war in each case. (1) "There were many words that you could not stand to hear and finally only the names of places had dignity. . . . . Abstract words such as glory, honor, courage, or hallow were obscene beside the concrete names of villages, the numbers of roads, the names of rivers, the numbers of regiments and the dates."
(2) "You would think the fury of aerial bombardment Would rouse God to relent; the infinite spaces Are still silent. He looks on shock-pried faces. History, even, does not know what is meant."
(3) "They were going to look at war, the red animal -- war, the blood-swollen god."
(4) "Rosewater was twice as smart as Billy, but he and Billy were dealing with similar crises in similar ways. They had both found life meaningless, partly because of what they had seen in war. Rosewater, for instance, had shot a fourteen-year-old fireman, mistaking him for a German soldier. So it goes. And Billy had seen the greatest massacre in European history. . . ."
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