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The Resource Vietnam and beyond : Tim O'Brien and the power of storytelling, Stefania Ciocia

Vietnam and beyond : Tim O'Brien and the power of storytelling, Stefania Ciocia

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Vietnam and beyond : Tim O'Brien and the power of storytelling
Title
Vietnam and beyond
Title remainder
Tim O'Brien and the power of storytelling
Statement of responsibility
Stefania Ciocia
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Vietnam and Beyond: Tim O{u2019}Brien and the Power of Storytelling is a comprehensive, in-depth study of one of the most thought-provoking writers of the Vietnam war generation. This volume breaks away from previous readings of O{u2019}Brien{u2019}s development as a trauma artist and an outspoken chronicler of the American involvement in Vietnam: its thematic, rather than chronological, approach contextualizes O{u2019}Brien{u2019}s work beyond the confines of war literature. The necessary exploration of O{u2019}Brien{u2019}s recurrent engagement with the conflict in Vietnam leads to a thorough discussion of the writer{u2019}s revision of key American (and western) ideas and concerns: the association between courage, heroism and masculinity, the celebration of the pioneering spirit in the frontier narrative, the sense of superiority in the encounter with foreign civilizations, the fraught relationship between power and truth, or reality and imagination, and the attempt and the right to speak about unspeakable events. All these themes, as Ciocia illustrates, highlight O{u2019}Brien{u2019}s compelling preoccupation with the role and the ethical responsibility of the storyteller. With his clear privileging of {u2018}story-truth{u2019} over {u2018}happening-truth{u2019}, O{u2019}Brien makes a bold, serious investment in the power of fiction, as testified by his formal experimentations, metanarrative reflections and sustained meditations on matters such as individual agency, moral accountability and authenticity. Approached from this fresh perspective, O{u2019}Brien emerges as a figure deserving to find a wider audience and demanding renewed scholarly attention for his remarkable achievements as a contemporary mythographer, an acute observer of the human condition and a sharp critic of American culture
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Ciocia, Stefania
Dewey number
813.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3565.B75
LC item number
C56 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • O'Brien, Tim
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
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Vietnam and beyond : Tim O'Brien and the power of storytelling, Stefania Ciocia
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Aug 2017)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781781386958
Extent
1 online resource (248 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846318207
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Vietnam and beyond : Tim O'Brien and the power of storytelling, Stefania Ciocia
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Aug 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781781386958
Extent
1 online resource (248 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846318207
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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