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  The Things They Carried : A Work of Fiction "They carried all the emotional baggage of men who might die. Grief, terror, love, longing--these were intangibles, but the intangibles had their own mass and specific gravity, they had tangible weight. They carried shameful memories. They carried the common secret of cowardice.... Men killed, and... Read more

  Going After Cacciato "In October, near the end of the month, Cacciato left the war."

In Tim O'Brien's novel Going After Cacciato the theater of war becomes the theater of the absurd as a private deserts his post in Vietnam, intent on walking 8,000 miles to Paris for the peace talks. The remaining members of his squad... Read more


  In the Lake of the Woods Tim O'Brien has been writing about Vietnam in one way or another ever since he served there as an infantryman in the late 1960s. His earliest work on the subject, If I Die in a Combat Zone, was an intensely personal memoir of his own tour of duty; his books since then have featured many of the same... Read more

  The Putt at the End of the World : A Novel There's a great tradition of golf fiction, stretching from P.G. Wodehouse's Edwardian follies to John Updike's narrative birdies and chip shots. The Putt at the End of the World is a worthy addition to the canon, in spite of the fact (or because of the fact) that it's a team effort. Nine authors,... Read more

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    Tim O'Brien, Novelist - Webpages dedicated to author and Vietnam Veteran O'Brien include information on his novels and short story collections, scheduled public appearances, and links to online interviews and audio recordings of readings, as well as other information related to the author and his works.

    Tim O'Brien - Pages at BoldType.com, with an interview and photograph, an excerpt from the novel Tomcat in Love, and a reading of an excerpt from the same by the author.

    Study Guide for The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien - Includes discussion questions for major stories and themes in O'Brien's The Things They Carried.


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