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Tim O'Brien

Author: Tobey C Herzog
Publisher: New York : Twayne Publishers ; London : Prentice Hall International, ©1997.
Series: Twayne's United States authors series, TUSAS 691.; Gale virtual reference library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tim O'Brien, the recipient of many of America's most esteemed literary prizes, is best known for his writing about America's Vietnam experience. O'Brien's interest grows out of his tour of duty as an infantry soldier in the Vietnam War, his moral opposition to this war, and the guilt he felt after serving. If I Die in a Combat Zone, Going After Cacciato, The Things They Carried, Northern Lights, The Nuclear Age, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Herzog, Tobey C.
Tim O'Brien.
New York : Twayne Publishers ; London : Prentice Hall International, ©1997
(DLC) 97025478
(OCoLC)37156203
Named Person: Tim O'Brien; Tim O'Brien; Tim (Schriftsteller) O'Brien
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tobey C Herzog
ISBN: 9780805719383 0805719385
OCLC Number: 649970620
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 186 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Angles of life and art: son, soldier, and author --
Origins of theme and craft: If I die in a combat zone and Northern lights --
A soldier's heart and mind: Going after Cacciato and The things they carried --
Wars at home: The nuclear age --
Mysteries of life, love, and storytelling: In the lake of the woods.
Series Title: Twayne's United States authors series, TUSAS 691.; Gale virtual reference library.
Responsibility: Tobey C. Herzog.
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Tim O'Brien, the recipient of many of America's most esteemed literary prizes, is best known for his writing about America's Vietnam experience. O'Brien's interest grows out of his tour of duty as an infantry soldier in the Vietnam War, his moral opposition to this war, and the guilt he felt after serving. If I Die in a Combat Zone, Going After Cacciato, The Things They Carried, Northern Lights, The Nuclear Age, and In the Lake of the Woods, all stem from O'Brien's own life stories, and are directly or indirectly about the Vietnam War. But to consider O'Brien only as a "war writer" would be to miss the depth and universality of his writing. The moral and physical terrain of Vietnam serves as a heightened setting in which O'Brien explores the nature of truth, the function of memory and imagination, the possibility of moral courage, and the power of love. O'Brien doesn't try to provide answers to complex moral questions or human motivation. Instead, he uncovers mystery and ambiguity, and leads his readers to search for "story truth"--That is, emotional truth - and to explore his stories from different angles.

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