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Author Herzog, Tobey C.

Title Tim O'Brien / Tobey C. Herzog
Published New York : Twayne Publishers ; [1997]
London : Prentice Hall International, [1997]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 186 pages) : illustrations
Series Gale virtual reference library
Twayne's United States authors series ; TUSAS 691
Gale virtual reference library.
Twayne's United States authors series ; TUSAS 691
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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-182) and index
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Subject O'Brien, Tim, 1946- -- Criticism and interpretation.
O'Brien, Tim (Schriftsteller)
O'Brien, Tim, 1946-
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Literature and the war.
War stories, American -- History and criticism.
American Literature.
Languages & Literatures.
War and literature.
War stories, American.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0805719385