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War in Tim O'Brien's The things they carried
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Detroit : Greenhaven Press/Gale Cengage Learning, c2011.
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Book
Physical Desc:
222 pages : ill. ; 24 cm.
Rating:
9-12
Status:
Glencliff High - Teen Non-Fiction
813.54 WAR
Hillsboro High - Teen Non-Fiction
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Description
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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Includes chronology.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-214) and index.
Description
This book presents selected writings representing a variety of perspectives on war found in "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien.
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9-12,Medialog, Inc.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Wiener, G. (2011). War in Tim O'Brien's The things they carried. Detroit: Greenhaven Press/Gale Cengage Learning.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Wiener, Gary. 2011. War in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. Detroit: Greenhaven Press/Gale Cengage Learning.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Wiener, Gary, War in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. Detroit: Greenhaven Press/Gale Cengage Learning, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Wiener, Gary. War in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. Detroit: Greenhaven Press/Gale Cengage Learning, 2011. Print.

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