Going After Cacciato

Author: Tim O'Brien
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307485502
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A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THINGS THEY CARRIED "To call Going After Cacciato a novel about war is like calling Moby-Dick a novel about whales." So wrote The New York Times of Tim O'Brien's now classic novel of Vietnam. Winner of the 1979 National Book Award, Going After Cacciato captures the peculiar mixture of horror and hallucination that marked this strangest of wars. In a blend of reality and fantasy, this novel tells the story of a young soldier who one day lays down his rifle and sets off on a quixotic journey from the jungles of Indochina to the streets of Paris. In its memorable evocation of men both fleeing from and meeting the demands of battle, Going After Cacciato stands as much more than just a great war novel. Ultimately it's about the forces of fear and heroism that do battle in the hearts of us all. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

Going After Cacciato

Author: Tim O'Brien
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780780707610
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When Private Cacciato takes off from the Vietnam War to walk to Paris, his company follows him, beginning an amazing story. Winner of the National Book Award.

A Study Guide For Tim O Brien S Going After Cacciato

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410321045
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A study guide for Tim O'Brien's "Going After Cacciato", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Going After Cacciato

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Cacciato, an infantryman, walks away from a Vietnam battlefield, heading overland for Paris. Other members of his platoon pursue him through Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

A Trauma Artist

Author: Mark A. Heberle
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 0877457611
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A Trauma Artist examines how O'Brien's works variously rewrite his own traumatization during the war in Vietnam as a never-ending fiction that paradoxically "recovers" personal experience by both recapturing and (re)disguising it. Mark Heberle considers O'Brien's career as a writer through the prisms of post-traumatic stress disorder, postmodernist metafiction, and post-World War II American political uncertainties and public violence. Based on recent conversations with O'Brien, previously published interviews, and new readings of all his works through 1999, this book is the first study to concentrate on the role and representation of trauma as the central focus of all O'Brien's works, whether situated in Vietnam, in post-Vietnam America, or in the imagination of protagonists suspended between the two. By doing so, Heberle redefines O'Brien as a major U.S. writer of the late twentieth century whose representations of self-damaging experiences and narratives of recovery characterize not only the war in Vietnam but also relationships between fathers and sons and men and women in the post-traumatic culture of the contemporary United States.

Tim O Brien

Author: Patrick A. Smith
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313330551
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Critiques such novels as "Northern Lights," "The Nuclear Age," and "In the Lake of the Woods," while providing biographical information about the author.

The Vietnam Experience

Author: Kevin Hillstrom
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313301834
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Offers forty-three essays on popular expressions of diverse aspects of the Vietnam War, including women war correspondents, atrocities, desertion, and the Kent State shootings.

Postmodern Counternarratives

Author: Christopher Donovan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135875235
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This book provides a wide-ranging discussion of realism, postmodernism, literary theory and popular fiction before focusing on the careers of four prominent novelists. Despite wildly contrasting ambitions and agendas, all four grow progressively more sympathetic to the expectations of a mainstream literary audience, noting the increasingly neglected yet archetypal need for strong explanatory narrative even while remaining wary of its limitations, presumptions, and potential abuses. Exploring novels that manage to bridge the gap between accessible storytelling and literary theory, this book shows how contemporary authors reconcile values of posmodern literary experimentation and traditional realism.