Going After Cacciato

Going After Cacciato Author Tim O'Brien
ISBN-10 9780307485502
Release 2009-02-18
Pages 352
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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 From the Trade Paperback edition.



Theme and Structure in Tim O Brien s Going After Cacciato

Theme and Structure in Tim O Brien s Going After Cacciato Author Dennis P. Vannatta
ISBN-10 OCLC:301826116
Release 1982
Pages 5
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Author provides an analysis of Tim O'Brien's novel, Going after Cacciato.



A study guide for Tim O Brien s Going After Cacciato

A study guide for Tim O Brien s  Going After Cacciato Author Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN-10 9781410321046
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 15
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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.



Tim O Brien

Tim O Brien Author Patrick A. Smith
ISBN-10 0313330557
Release 2005
Pages 181
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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 Naked and the Dead and Going After Cacciato

The Naked and the Dead and Going After Cacciato Author Richard Thomas Fiser
ISBN-10 OCLC:16784306
Release 1987
Pages 126
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The Vietnam Experience

The Vietnam Experience Author Kevin Hillstrom
ISBN-10 0313301832
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 322
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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.



An die H lle verraten

An die H  lle verraten Author Michael Herr
ISBN-10 3499159317
Release 1987-01
Pages 255
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Control and its Loss Dealing with the Trauma of Vietnam War in Tim O Brien s Going After Cacciato

Control and its Loss  Dealing with the Trauma of Vietnam War in Tim O   Brien   s  Going After Cacciato Author Mario Zschornack
ISBN-10 9783668484641
Release 2017-07-17
Pages 16
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Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 2,0, University of Rostock (Institut für Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Seminar Literaturwissenschaft, language: English, abstract: In film and in literature there are narratives that are portrayed in a special way. Their events seem to be told in the wrong order. The first contact with this kind of narrative technique can evoke an unsatisfied feeling, because a non-chronological order of happenings in the first chapters of a book can lead to incomprehension. The novels Going After Cacciato by Tim O’Brien and Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, we dealt with in the seminar “Between the Lines: American War Novels”, are narrated with this complex technique. They are called nonlinear narratives. I decided to write a paper about how Tim O’Brien accomplished to portray the trauma of war with his novel Going after Cacciato. This is one of six novels he published, dealing with Vietnam War. In the second chapter I start to divide the novel into its three parts that could function as stories on their own and I analyse the narrative communication and its function within these parts. The third chapter deals with the major themes of the novel. The theme of control and its loss is discussed in a subchapter, because it is a central one and can be associated with the special narrative technique. In chapter four I analyse how structure and narrative communication assemble the content and main themes in Going After Cacciato harmonious. It creates the feeling of reading about traumatic experiences at Vietnam War. The novel contains a mythical, fictional story within the story and therefore distinct ambiguities that are discussed in this chapter.



The Wars We Took to Vietnam

The Wars We Took to Vietnam Author Milton J. Bates
ISBN-10 0520917529
Release 1996-11-01
Pages 325
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What Americans refer to as the Vietnam War embraces much more than the conflict with North Vietnam. Milton J. Bates considers the other conflicts that Americans brought to that war: the divisions stemming from differences in race, class, sex, generation, and frontier ideology. In exploring the rich vein of writing and film that emerged from the Vietnam War era, he strikingly illuminates how these stories reflect American social crises of the period. Some material examined here is familiar, including the work of Michael Herr, Tim O'Brien, Philip Caputo, Susan Sontag, Francis Ford Coppola, and Oliver Stone. Other material is less well known—Neverlight by Donald Pfarrer and De Mojo Blues by A. R. Flowers, for example. Bates also draws upon an impressive range of secondary readings, from Freud and Marx to Geertz and Jameson. As the products of a culture in conflict, Vietnam memoirs, novels, films, plays, and poems embody a range of political perspectives, not only in their content but also in their structure and rhetoric. In his final chapter Bates outlines a "politico-poetics" of the war story as a genre. Here he gives special attention to our motives—from the deeply personal to the broadly cultural—for telling war stories.



Vietnam War Stories

Vietnam War Stories Author Tobey C. Herzog
ISBN-10 9781134902620
Release 2003-09-02
Pages 256
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The Gulf War and its aftermath have testified once again to the significance placed on the meanings and images of Vietnam by US media and culture. Almost two decades after the end of hostilities, the Vietnam War remains a dominant moral, political and military touchstone in American cultural consciousness. Vietnam War Stories provides a comprehensive critical framework for understanding the Vietnam experience, Vietnam narratives and modern war literature. The narratives examined - personal accounts as well as novels - portray a soldier's and a country's journey from pre-war innocence, through battlefield experience and consideration, to a difficult post-war adjustment. Tobey Herzog places these narratives within the context of important cultural and literary themes, including inherent ironies of war, the "John Wayne syndrome" of pre-war innocence, and the "heavy Heart-of-Darkness trip" of the conflict itself.



Re writing America

Re writing America Author Philip D. Beidler
ISBN-10 0820312649
Release 1991
Pages 333
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With his first book, American Literature and the Experience of Vietnam, Philip Beidler offered a pioneering study of the novels, plays, poetry, and "literature of witness" that sprang from the United States involvement in the Vietnam War. Reviewing the book, the journal American Literature declared, "[It is] more than just an introductory act. It also sets forth what are sure to be lasting types of American literary response to Vietnam, and of the scholarly response to the emerging literature of the war." In Re-Writing America, Beidler charts the ongoing achievements of the men and women who first gained public notice as Vietnam authors and who are now recognized as major literary interpreters of our national life and culture at large. These writers--among them Tim O'Brien, Philip Caputo, Winston Groom, David Rabe, John Balaban, Robert Stone, Michael Herr, Gloria Emerson, and Frances Fitzgerald--have applied in their later efforts, says Beidler, "many of the hard-won lessons of literary sense-making learned in initial works attempting to come explicitly to terms with Vietnam." Beidler argues that the Vietnam authors have done much to reenergize American creative writing and to lead it out of the poststructuralist impasse of texts as endless critiques of language, representation, and authority. With their direct experience of a divisive and frustrating war--"a war not of their own making but of the making of politicians and experts, a war of ancient animosities that cost nearly everything for those involved and settled virtually nothing"--these writers in many ways resemble the celebrated generation of poets and novelists who emerged from World War I. Like their forebears of 1914-18, those of the Vietnam generation have undertaken a common project of cultural revision: to "re-write America," to create an art that, even as it continues to acknowledge the war's painful memory, projects that memory into new dimensions of mythic consciousness for other--and better--times. Beidler fills his book with detailed, illuminating analyses of the writers' works, which, as he notes, have moved across an almost infinite range of subject, genre, and mode. From David Rabe, for example, have come innovative plays in which overt statements on the traumas of Vietnam (The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, Streamers) have made way for broader commentaries on sex, power, and violence in American life (In the Boom Boom Room, HurlyBurly). Winstom Groom has moved from Better Times Than These, a rather traditional (even anachronistic) war novel, to further reaches of rambunctious humor in Forrest Gump. And journalist Michael Herr, whose Dispatches memorably defined a Vietnam landscape at once real and hallucinatory, carried his vision into collaborations on the films Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket. As Beidler notes, the immense price that Vietnam exacted from the American soul continues to draw a plethora of interpretations and depictions. Vietnam authors remind us, in Tim O'Brien's words, of "the things they carried." But as Beidler makes clear, they now command us not only to remember but to imagine new possibilities as well.



Matterhorn

Matterhorn Author Karl Marlantes
ISBN-10 3453676572
Release 2013-10-14
Pages 669
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Matterhorn has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Matterhorn also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Matterhorn book for free.



Paris in American Literatures

Paris in American Literatures Author Jeffrey Herlihy-Mera
ISBN-10 9781611476088
Release 2013-05-16
Pages 188
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“Paris” could be the first word of an epic poem. While there are many cultural pilgrimages in Western Arts (The Alhambra, Venice, Mumbai, Machu Picchu, and others), Paris stands above others, flourishing as an image of possibility and sophistication. The city has a rich history with foreign artists and writers, intellectual and political exiles, military leaders and philosophers from all over the globe. Americans have gone to Paris since the colonial period – and their writing about the city is a captivating corpus of literature. Looking into novels, memoirs, poetry and other writings, Paris in American Literatures: On Distance as a Literary Resource examines the role of the French capital in the work of a diverse range of authors, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edith Wharton, Sherwood Anderson, Ernest Hemingway, Henry Miller, Saul Bellow, Monica Truong, and many others.



Verdammt in alle Ewigkeit

Verdammt in alle Ewigkeit Author James Jones
ISBN-10 9783104036687
Release 2016-11-24
Pages 960
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Ein weltberühmter Klassiker der amerikanischen Nachkriegsliteratur, der seinen Siegeszug um die Welt antrat und kurz nach Erscheinen verfilmt wurde. Erzählt wird die Geschichte des einfachen amerikanischen Soldaten Priwitt, der mit seiner Kompanie auf Hawaii stationiert ist. Weil er glaubt, auch als Soldat ein Anrecht auf eine menschliche Behandlung zu haben, beginnt eine erbitterte Auseinandersetzung zwischen ihm und seinem Vorgesetzten. ›Verdammt in alle Ewigkeit‹ zeichnet ein schonungsloses Porträt der amerikanischen Armee auf Hawaii kurz vor der Katastrophe. Mit dem Fall japanischer Bomben auf Pearl Harbor tritt Amerika in den Zweiten Weltkrieg ein.



Conversations with Tim O Brien

Conversations with Tim O Brien Author Patrick A. Smith
ISBN-10 9781617036798
Release 2012-10-22
Pages 210
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On the strength of a National Book Award for his novel Going After Cacciato (1978) and a widely acclaimed short-story cycle, The Things They Carried (1990), Tim O’Brien (b. 1946) cemented his reputation as one of the most compelling chroniclers of Vietnam—and, in the process, was cast as a “Vietnam writer.” But to confine O’Brien to a single piece of ground or a particular style is to ignore the broad sweep of a career spanning nearly four decades. In addition to detailed discussions of all of O’Brien’s work—a memoir, If I Die in a Combat Zone (1973), and seven books of fiction—the sixteen interviews and profiles in Conversations with Tim O’Brien explore common themes, with subtle differences. Looming large is the experience of Vietnam and its influence as well as O’Brien’s youth in Minnesota and the expectations of a Midwestern upbringing. Interviews allowed the writer to fully examine the shifting boundaries of truth and identity, memory, and imagination in fiction, the role of war in society; gender issues; and the craft of writing. O’Brien approaches each of these topics and a host of others with a directness and an evident passion that will resonate with both readers and prospective writers.



Imagination in Romanen von Tim O Brien

Imagination in Romanen von Tim O Brien Author Falco Pfalzgraf
ISBN-10 9783837092202
Release 2009
Pages 108
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Was versteht Tim O'Brien unter Imagination, und wo und auf welche Weise tritt sie in seinem Werk auf? Wodurch entsteht bei O'Brien diese Imagination, und welche sind ihre Wirkungen? Dies sind die Hauptfragen, mit denen sich diese Arbeit beschaftigt. Es soll dabei der Versuch unternommen werden, die Problematik werkubergreifend zu behandeln; eine Beschaftigung mit dem Gesamtwerk wurde allerdings weit uber den Rahmen dieser Arbeit hinausgehen. Deshalb wurden aus dem Oeuvre O'Briens folgende drei Texte ausgewahlt, anhand derer sich dem von O'Brien als Imagination bezeichneten Themenkomplex genahert werden soll: Going After Cacciato, The Things They Carried und In the Lake of the Woods. Dazu wird gleichermassen sowohl werkimmanent als auch biographisch vorgegangen. Bei der vorliegenden Arbeit handelt es sich um eine geringfugig abgeanderte Version der von Falco Pfalzgraf im Jahr 2000 am Fachbereich Anglistik / Amerikanistik der Universitat Kassel eingereichten Staatsexamensarbeit."



The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried Author Harold Bloom
ISBN-10 9781438114842
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 149
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This collection of stories from Vietnam War writer Tim O'Briens paints a through picture of the soldiers' life in the Vietnam War.