War in Tim O'Brien's the Things They Carried (Social Issues in Literature) (Library Binding)

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By Gary Wiener (Editor)
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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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780737754599
ISBN-10: 0737754591
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication Date: June 28th, 2011
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Social Issues in Literature