Tomcat in Love

A Novel

Author: Tim O'Brien

Publisher: Crown

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 217

A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THINGS THEY CARRIED In this wildly funny, brilliantly inventive novel, Tim O'Brien has created the ultimate character for our times. Thomas Chippering, a 6'6" professor of linguistics, is a man torn between two obsessions: the desperate need to win back his former wife, the faithless Lorna Sue, and a craving to test his erotic charms on every woman he meets. But there are complications, including Lorna Sue's brother, Herbie, with whom she has an all-too-close relationship, and the considerable charms of Chippering's new love, the attractive, and of course already married, Mrs. Robert Kooshof, who may at last satisfy Chippering's longing for intimacy. In Tomcat in Love, Tim O'Brien takes on the battle of the sexes with astonishing results. By turns hilarious, outrageous, romantic, and deeply moving, this is one of the most talked about novels in years: a novel for this and every age.

Northern Lights

A Novel

Author: Tim O'Brien

Publisher: Crown

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 254

A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THINGS THEY CARRIED Originally published in 1975, Tim O'Brien's debut novel demonstrates the emotional complexity and enthralling narrative tension that later earned him the National Book Award. At its core is the relationship between two brothers: one who went to Vietnam and one who stayed at home. As the two brothers struggle against an unexpected blizzard in Minnesota's remote north woods, what they discover about themselves and each other will change both of them for ever.

Conversations with Tim O'Brien

Author: Patrick A. Smith

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

View: 572

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.

Tim O'Brien

The Things He Carries and the Stories He Tells

Author: Tobey C Herzog

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

View: 920

This collection of seven essays, like the carefully linked collection of vignettes within Tim O’Brien’s most popular book The Things They Carried, contains multiple critical and biographical angles with recurring threads of life events, themes, characters, creative techniques, and references to all of O’Brien’s books. Grounded in through research, Herzog’s work illustrates how O’Brien merges his life experiences with his creative production; he rarely misses an opportunity to introduce these critical life events into his writing.

Tim O'Brien

A Critical Companion

Author: Patrick A. Smith

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 181

View: 552

Critiques such novels as "Northern Lights," "The Nuclear Age," and "In the Lake of the Woods," while providing biographical information about the author.

Conversations with Tim O'Brien

Author: Patrick A. Smith

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 210

View: 555

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.

The Nuclear Age

Author: Tim O'Brien

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 171

Going After Cacciato (winner of the National Book Award in 1979) was widely acclaimed as one of the most powerful and emotionally vivid novels about Vietnam. Now, writing with the same sharp, richly expressive language, the same edgy dark humor and complete honesty, and the same rawness of nerve and energy, Tim O’Brien gives us an equally powerful novel about growing up as a child of anxiety—the big anxiety, the one that’s been with us since the fifties, when we finally realized that Einstein’s theories translated into Russian. It’s 1995 and William Cowling is digging a hole in his backyard. He is forty-nine, and after years and years of pent-up terror he has finally found the courage of a fighting man. And so a hole. A hold that he hopes will one day be large enough to swallow up his almost fifty years’ worth of fear. A hole that causes his twelve-year-old daughter to call him a “nutto,” and his wife to stop speaking to him. A hole that William will not stop digging and out of which rise scenes of his past to play themselves out in his memory. The scenes take him back to his quietly peculiar adolescence (No. 2 pencils had a surprising significance), to his college days, down into the underground, and up through several stabs at “normal” adulthood . . . they take him from Montana to Florida, from Cuba to California, from Kansas to New York to Germany and back to Montana as he makes him way through an often mystifying—but just as often hilarious —labyrinth of fears and desires, obsessions and obligations, blessed madness and less-than-blessed sobriety . . . they take him into the lives of a shrink who’s a whiz a role reversal and of a dizzying eccentric cheerleader; of radical misfits and misfit radicals; of an ethereal stewardess (the traveling man’s dream); and two guerilla commandos who mix shtick and nightmare in their tactical brew. And each scene is a reminder of the unbargained-for-terror that has guided him to the bottom of his hole. For this digging is his final act of “prudence and sanity”—he’s taking control, getting there first, robbing his fears of their power to destroy . . . or so he believes. But is this act really sane? Is his daughter’s estimation of his emotional well-being (“pretty buggo, too”) the only truly sane statement being made? Is sanity even the issue? In the dazzling final scenes, William turns from the hole—from his past and from his future 0 to himself, digging deeper and deeper to find his answers. The Nuclear Age is pyrotechnically funny and moving, courageous and irreverent. It takes on our supreme unacknowledged terror (whose reality we both refuse to accept and all too easily accommodate ourselves to), finds it lunatic core, and shapes it into a story that speaks of, and to, an entire age: our own, our nuclear age. It is an extraordinary novel.

Inner Story

Understand Your Mind. Change Your World.

Author: Tim O'Brien

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 234

View: 683

This is a book about you. There are two stories inside your head. One is about your life. The other is controlling your life - that story is your Inner Story. It is created in your conscious and unconscious mind and controls everything that you think, feel and do. If you want to be more confident, more successful and become happier or to perform better as an individual or as a team you have to know your inner story. How much do you know about yours? Written by award-winning psychologist Dr Tim O'Brien, 'Inner Story' is "wholeheartedly" recommended to you by Sir Elton John and is endorsed by Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal Football Club in the English Premier League. For years Tim has worked behind the scenes with global businesses, in elite sport and with high profile public figures. Now he shares his expertise with you so that you can understand your mind and change your world.

Differentiation in Teaching and Learning

Author: Tim O'Brien

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 177

View: 478

A textbook on differentiation that considers the range of students that teachers have to teach, in terms of abilities, learning styles, social background, cultural diversity, special needs and so forth. The authors develop a simple, operable model to help teachers accommodate the needs of all students and to teach them effectively. They conclude with case studies of classroom applications--ideal for use on in-service training.

Tim O'Brien

Author: Tobey C. Herzog

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

View: 322

If I Die in a Combat Zone, Going After Cacciato, The Things They Carried, Northern Lights, The Nuclear Age, and In the Lake of the Woods, all stem from O'Brien's own life stories, and are directly or indirectly about the Vietnam War. But to consider O'Brien only as a "war writer" would be to miss the depth and universality of his writing.

The Things They Carried

Author: Tim O'Brien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 514

A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing. The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

The Power of Personal Branding

Creating Celebrity Status with Your Target Audience

Author: Tim O'Brien

Publisher: Mendham Pub

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 231

View: 196

Creating a great personal brand is the secret to lasting differentiaion in today's over-crowed and over-communicated marketplace. In this informative and highly entertaining book, personal branding expert Tim O'Brien lays out: Exactly what a personal brand is - and isn't. Why personal branding is not an option. The five simple steps to creating a Lance Armstrong or Oprah Winfrey personal brand within your target market.

War in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried

Author: Gary Wiener

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 366

This did not happen is a common refrain throughout the stories in The Things They Carried. Tim O'Brien's account of the Vietnam War purposely blurs the line between fact and fiction to get closer to the truth of what soldiers actually experienced. This compelling volume explores the life of Tim O'Brien and his attempts to wrestle with the trauma and shame of war in The Things They Carried. A collection of related essays explore topics such as the moral complexity of war, writing as a path to spiritual redemption, and the novel's portrayal of gender. Contemporary perspectives on war, such as the need to help soldiers suffering from PTSD and not repeating the mistakes of Vietnam, are also presented.

A Study Guide for Tim O’Brien's "If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home"

Author: Gale, Cengage

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 23

View: 879

A Study Guide for Tim O’Brien's "If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. 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.

A Study Guide for Tim O'Brien's "How To Tell A True War Story"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 17

View: 165

A Study Guide for Tim O'Brien's "How To Tell A True War Story," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. 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 Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

A Study Guide for Tim O'Brien's "On the Rainy River"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 26

View: 364

A Study Guide for Tim O'Brien's "On the Rainy River," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. 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 Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien (Book Analysis)

Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN:

Category: Study Aids

Page: 58

View: 357

Unlock the more straightforward side of The Things They Carried with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, a series of interconnected short stories set during the Vietnam War. O’Brien was drafted to fight in Vietnam when he was in his early 20s, and he has written extensively about the conflict in both fiction and nonfiction pieces. In The Things They Carried, he tries to make sense of his and his comrades’ experiences during the war, which have an enduring effect on them and are never fully understood by those at home. As well as The Things They Carried, O’Brien is known for his novel Going After Cacciato and the autobiographical account If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home. Find out everything you need to know about The Things They Carried in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

A Study Guide for Tim O'Brien's Things They Carried

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

View: 999

A Study Guide for Tim O'B "rien's Things They Carried," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students.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 Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

Enabling Inclusion

Blue Skies ... Dark Clouds?

Author: Tim O'Brien

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 198

View: 553

Service delivery to special education students has been a controversial area: which students should be served, which curricula and instructional methodologies should be used, and where instruction should be provided.

Tim O'Brien's "true Lies" (?)

Author: Tobey C. Herzog

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Characters and characteristics in literature

Page: 24

View: 690