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English 102 - CRITICAL THINKING AND LITERARY ANALYSIS - Schilf

Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien (born October 1, 1946) is an American novelist well known for writing about the Vietnam War and the impact it had on the American soldiers who fought there. He won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction in 1979 for the Vietnam novel Going After CacciatoHowever, his best known work of fiction is the critically acclaimed The Things They Carried, a collection of semi-autobiographical, inter-related short-stories inspired by O'Brien's wartime experiences in Vietnam.

Below are two images of O'Brien during his service in Vietnam:

The Things They Carried

Novels by Tim O'Brien

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