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O'Brien, Tim 1946-

Overview
Works: 245 works in 970 publications in 14 languages and 43,327 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  War fiction  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  War stories  Humorous fiction  Romance fiction  Creative nonfiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3565.B75, 813.54
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The things they carried : a work of fiction by Tim O'Brien( Book )
119 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 6,812 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 )
65 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,448 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 )
112 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 3,322 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 )
37 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,167 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 )
34 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,633 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 )
35 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 1,617 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 )
37 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in 7 languages and held by 1,241 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
Northern lights by Tim O'Brien( Book )
26 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 982 libraries worldwide
Set in the Arrowhead country of Minnesota, Paul and Harvey Perry act out the dreams of their dead father. Their rivalry spins out of control and ends in a final test of endurance and survival
Who do you think you are? : stories of friends and enemies by Hazel Rochman( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 824 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories exploring the theme of friendship, by such authors as Ray Bradbury, Carson McCullers, John Updike, and Maya Angelou
The Pen/O. Henry Prize stories ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 488 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 best American short stories, 1987 by Ann Beattie( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
A mixture of the works of new writers and well-known talents, this anthology of outstanding short stories features fiction by Margaret Atwood, Sue Miller, and authors whose works appeared in literary magazines or large-circulation periodicals
The best American short stories, 1977 : and the yearbook of the American short story by Martha Foley( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
Selection of the outstanding short fiction--Cheever, Oates, Robbins, Saroyan
If I die in a combat zone, box me up and ship me home by Tim O'Brien( Book )
38 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and held by 204 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
Between the lines : international short stories of war by Pauletta Otis( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
On war : the best military histories ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Collected here for the first time are key works by this century's leading military historians, all recipients of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. The Pritzker Literature Award honors writers whose work adds to the public's understanding of military history and the role played by the military in civil society. In the tradition of historians dating back to ancient times, these authors and scholars demonstrate the numerous ways to write about military history. The surreal fiction of Tim O'Brien's Vietnam is just pages from an in-depth look at General George S. Patton by today's leading biographer, Carlo D'Este. Max Hastings and Rick Atkinson use their backgrounds to add a journalistic touch to modern studies of World War I and World War II, respectively. Gerhard Weinberg examines global leaders during World War II as Allan Millett discusses the developing technology that allowed them to further their causes. And James McPherson, the preeminent living Civil War scholar examines crisis in America with accessible and articulate literary skill
Harnessing Hibernate by James Elliott( Book )
18 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
"Harnessing Hibernate introduces you to the popular framework that lets Java developers work easily and efficiently with Relational databases. Worlds apart from Java objects, databases often require different skills; Hibernate helps bridge those worlds." "More than a reference, Harnessing Hibernate starts with basic configuration before moving on to demonstrate how to use Hibernate to accomplish practical goals. By following the examples, you can set up your own Hibernate environment quickly and start using it for real-world tasks."--book jacket
Wartime lives by Robert Olen Butler( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Selected war time short stories read aloud by an assortment of distinguished actors
Going after Cacciato by Tim O'Brien( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Private Cacciato has deserted Vietnam in 1968 and his squad is ordered to bring him back
Wat ze droegen : roman by Tim O'Brien( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Dutch and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Een Amerikaanse oud-militair vertelt van zijn gruwelijke oorlogservaringen in het Vietnam van de jaren zestig en zeventig
The things they carried ; In the lake of the woods : 2 works by Tim O'Brien( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
In the Lake of the Woods examines the lasting impact of the twentieth century’s legacy of violence and warfare, both at home and abroad. When long-hidden secrets about the atrocities he committed in Vietnam come to light, a candidate for the U.S. Senate retreats with his wife to a lakeside cabin in northern Minnesota. Within days of their arrival, his wife mysteriously vanishes into the watery wilderness
 
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Alternative Names
O’Brien, William Timothy 1946-
O'Brien, Tim
O'Brien, Timothy 1946-
O'Brien, William Timothy 1946-
O'Brien, William Timothy 1946- Jr
O'Brien, William Timothy Jr. 1946-
Tim O’Brien US-amerikanischer Autor
Tim O'Brien Amerikaans schrijver
Tim O'Brien écrivain américain
Tim O'Brien novelista estadounidense
Tim O'Brien pisarz amerykański
Tim O'Brien scrittore statunitense
О'Брайен, Тим
טים אובראיין מחבר רומנים אמריקאי
تیم اوبرایان نویسنده آمریکایی
टिम ओब्रायन
오브라이언, 팀 1946-
オブライエン, ティム
オブライエン, ティム 1946-
ティム・オブライエン
提姆·奥布莱恩
Languages
English (548)
French (19)
Japanese (14)
German (10)
Italian (10)
Chinese (6)
Polish (6)
Swedish (5)
Spanish (5)
Dutch (5)
Danish (1)
Portuguese (1)
Russian (1)
Korean (1)
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