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O'Brien, Tim 1946-

Overview
Works: 218 works in 702 publications in 3 languages and 37,737 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Juvenile works  War stories  Radio programs  Humorous stories  Personal narratives  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
Classifications: PS3565.B75, 813.54
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The things they carried : a work of fiction by Tim O'Brien( Book )
58 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,230 libraries worldwide
The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and of course, the character Tim O'Brien who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. They battle the enemy (or maybe more the idea of the enemy), and occasionally each other. In their relationships we see their isolation and loneliness, their rage and fear. They miss their families, their girlfriends and buddies; they miss the lives they left back home. Yet they find sympathy and kindness for strangers (the old man who leads them unscathed through the mine field, the girl who grieves while she dances), and love for each other, because in Vietnam they are the only family they have. We hear the voices of the men and build images upon their dialogue. The way they tell stories about others, we hear them telling stories about themselves. With the creative verve of the greatest fiction and the intimacy of a searing autobiography, The Things They Carried is a testament to the men who risked their lives in America's most controversial war. It is also a mirror held up to the frailty of humanity. Ultimately The Things They Carried and its myriad protagonists call to order the courage, determination, and luck we all need to survive
In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien( Book )
33 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 3,524 libraries worldwide
John Wade, a senatorial candidate, is accused of participating in a massacre during the Vietnam War. Hounded by the press, he flees with his wife to a cottage and his wife disappears. Did she desert him, or did he kill her? By the author of Going After Cacciato
Going after Cacciato : a novel by Tim O'Brien( Book )
69 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,373 libraries worldwide
In a blend of reality and fantasy, this novel tells the story of a young soldier who one day lays down his rifle and sets off on a quixotic journey from the jungles of Indochina to the streets of Paris. In its memorable evocation of men both fleeing from and meeting the demands of battle, Going After Cacciato stands as much more than just a great war novel. Ultimately it's about the forces of fear and heroism that do battle in the hearts of us all
July, July by Tim O'Brien( Book )
25 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,247 libraries worldwide
Old friends share memories of the past, current regrets, and future plans as they gather on a July weekend for the thirtieth reunion of Darton Hall College's class of 1969
Tomcat in love by Tim O'Brien( Book )
24 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,892 libraries worldwide
Even as he plots revenge on his wife for abandoning him for another man Thomas Chippering, a professor of linguistics cannot free himself of his obsession with women. He makes a pass at a student who blackmails him into giving her good marks. A look at a womanizer
The things they carried by Tim O'Brien( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 1,362 libraries worldwide
This depicts the men of Alpha Company. They battle the enemy (or maybe more the idea of the enemy), and occasionally each other. In their relationships we see their isolation and loneliness, their rage and fear. They miss their families, their girlfriends and buddies; they miss the lives they left back home. Yet they find sympathy and kindness for strangers (the old man who leads them unscathed through the mine field, the girl who grieves while she dances), and love for each other, because in Vietnam they are the only family they have
The nuclear age by Tim O'Brien( Book )
21 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,338 libraries worldwide
At the age of forty-nine, William Cowling decides to dig a gigantic hole in his backyard in order to protect himself and his family from "the very real threat of nuclear annihilation that everyone evades and denies."--Cover
Northern lights by Tim O'Brien( Book )
24 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,213 libraries worldwide
O'Brien's dynamic first novel, a Vietnam vet and his brother vie for the same gal, a native of their dwindling Minnesota hometown. Culminating in a disastrous road trip which ends with the men skiing home through the wilderness, "Northern Lights" spawned themes that would become the author's hallmarks for future works
Othello : a novel by Julius Lester( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 963 libraries worldwide
A prose retelling of Shakespeare's play in which a jealous general is duped into thinking that his wife has been unfaithful, with tragic consequences
The Pen/O. Henry Prize stories ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 509 libraries worldwide
Featuring stories selected from thousands published in literary magazines, "The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009" is studded with great writers such as Junot Diaz, Nadine Gordimer, Ha Jin, and Paul Theroux, as well as new voices
The things they carried by Tim O'Brien( Book )
32 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Weapons and good-luck charms carried by U.S. soldiers in Vietnam here represent survival, lost innocence and the war's interminable legacy
If I die in a combat zone, box me up and ship me home by Tim O'Brien( Book )
35 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Perhaps the best book to emerge from the Vietnam War -- reissued alongside five other jewels of the Flamingo backlist from the 1970s. First published in1973, this intensely personal novel about one foot soldier's tour of duty in Vietnam established Tim O'Brien's reputation as the outstanding chronicler of the Vietnam experience for a generation of Americans. From basic training to the front line and back again, he takes the reader on an unforgettable journey -- walking the minefields of My Lai, fighting the heat and the snipers in an alien land, crawling into the ghostly tunnels -- as he explores the ambiguities of manhood and morality in a war no one believes in
Wartime lives ( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Selected war time short stories read aloud by an assortment of distinguished actors
The things they carried by Tim O'Brien( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Presents the stories of the soldiers of Alpha Company in Vietnam and the meaning behind their weapons, letters, diaries, and good-luck charms, which are symbolic possessions that represent survival, lost innocence, and the war's interminable legacy
The Story and Its Writer : An Introduction to Short Fiction ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Wat ze droegen : roman by Tim O'Brien( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Dutch and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Een Amerikaanse oud-militair vertelt van zijn gruwelijke oorlogservaringen in het Vietnam van de jaren zestig en zeventig
July, July by Tim O'Brien( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Going after Cacciato by Tim O'Brien( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Cacciato plans to hike the 8600 miles from Vietnam to Paris, and his squad has been sent to bring him back
In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
"When long-hidden secrets about his past come to light, John Wade, a Vietnam veteran and recent candidate for the U.S. Senate, retreats with his wife, Kathy, to a lakeside cabin in northern Minnesota. Within days of their arrival, Kathy mysteriously vanishes into the watery wilderness. As a search is begun, several explanations, all of them disturbing, rise to the surface in this unforgettable story about the vagaries of memory, love, and deception"--Container
Going after Cacciato by Tim O'Brien( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Private Cacciato has deserted Vietnam in 1968 and his squad is ordered to bring him back
 
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Alternative Names
O'Brien, Tim
O'Brien, Timothy 1946-
O'Brien, William Timothy, 1946-
O'Brien, William Timothy Jr. 1946-
オブライエン, ティム
Languages
English (425)
German (1)
Dutch (1)
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