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War in Tim O'Brien's The things they carried

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This did not happen is a common refrain throughout the stories in The Things They Carried. Tim O'Brien's account of the Vietnam War purposely blurs the line between fact and fiction to get closer to the truth of what soldiers actually experienced. This compelling volume explores the life of Tim O'Brien and his attempts to wrestle with the trauma and shame of war in The Things They Carried. A collection of related essays explore topics such as the moral complexity of war, writing as a path to spiritual redemption, and the novel's portrayal of gender. Contemporary perspectives on war, such as the need to help soldiers suffering from PTSD and not repeating the mistakes of Vietnam, are also presented.
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O'Brien, Tim, -- 1946- -- Things they carried
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Literature and the war
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Literature and the war
War in literature
title_display War in Tim O'Brien's The things they carried
title_full War in Tim O'Brien's The things they carried / Gary Wiener, book editor
War in Tim O'Brien's The things they carried [electronic resource] / Gary Wiener, book editor
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O'Brien, Tim
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975
War in literature