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Tim O’Brien’s "The Things They Carried"

by Patt Morrison

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Author and Viet Nam War veteran Tim O'Brien discussed the parallels between the wars in Viet Nam, Iraq and Afghanistan Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Twenty years ago, decades after returning home from his tour in Vietnam, Tim O’Brien authored a book of short stories about a drastically unpopular war. Considered by many to be the fiction counterpart to Michael Herr’s Dispatches, O’Brien’s fictional account of Vietnam serves as essential reading on the Vietnam experience. As America finds itself deep into two wars, Tim O’Brien joins us to discuss the “story truth” and “happening truth” of what his book says about where we were then and where we find ourselves now.


Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried

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