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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Grouping Title war in tim o brien s the things they carried
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subject_facet Electronic books, 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
title_short War in Tim O'Brien's The things they carried
topic_facet Literature and the war, O'Brien, Tim, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975, War in literature