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Critical Companion to Tim O'Brien (Critical Companion (Hardcover))

Susan Farrell

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ISBN 10: 081607870X / ISBN 13: 9780816078707
Published by Facts on File, Inc., 2011
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Critical Companion to Tim O'Brien (Critical ...

Publisher: Facts on File, Inc.

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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Tim O'Brien is the one of the greatest living American authors. He was drafted for service in Vietnam as soon as he graduated from Macalester College in 1968. His Vietnam War novels The Things They Carried and Going After Cacciato are widely acknowledged as some of the best American war novels ever written. Critical Companion to Tim O'Brien is a comprehensive new resource for anyone interested in this author's life, works, and achievements.

Coverage includes:

-A concise but thorough biography of O'Brien
-Entries on all O'Brien's works, including his war novels, Going After Cacciato, The Things They Carried, and In the Lake of the Woods; his memoir, If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home; and all his other published novels and short stories, including The Nuclear Age, July, July, and more
-Entries on related people, places, and topics, such as Green Berets, Ernest Hemingway, metafiction, and Viet Cong
-Appendixes, including a chronology, a bibliography of O'Brien's works, and a secondary source bibliography.

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The first part of each book consists of a brief biography of the writer. The second part contains entries on the writer's works, including characters, crucial historical and thematic information, and critical discussion. The third part contains entries on related people, places, themes, topics, and influences, and the fourth part consists of an appendix, including a bibliography of the writer's work, a bibliography of secondary sources, a chronology of the writer's life, and more.

This series is perfect for high school and college students, English and literature teachers, researchers, and literature enthusiasts.

· With its emphasis on critical analysis, combined with in-depth information on each writer's life, this series provides comprehensive, one-stop resources for students and scholars alike.

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