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The Resource A trauma artist : Tim O'Brien and the fiction of Vietnam, Mark A. Heberle

A trauma artist : Tim O'Brien and the fiction of Vietnam, Mark A. Heberle

Label
A trauma artist : Tim O'Brien and the fiction of Vietnam
Title
A trauma artist
Title remainder
Tim O'Brien and the fiction of Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Mark A. Heberle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Trauma Artist examines how O'Brien's works variously rewrite his own traumatization during the war in Vietnam as a never-ending fiction that paradoxically "recovers" personal experience by both recapturing and (re)disguising it. Mark Heberle considers O'Brien's career as a writer through the prisms of post-traumatic stress disorder, postmodernist metafiction, and post-World War II American political uncertainties and public violence
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heberle, Mark A
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3565.B75
LC item number
Z65 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • O'Brien, Tim
  • O'Brien, Tim
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • War stories, American
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Psychic trauma in literature
  • Soldiers in literature
  • O'Brien, Tim
  • O'Brien, Tim
  • O'Brien, Tim (Schriftsteller)
  • Vietnam War
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Psychic trauma in literature
  • Soldiers in literature
  • War
  • War and literature
  • War stories, American
  • United States
  • Vietnam-oorlog
  • Posttraumatische stressstoornis
  • Fictie
  • Amerikaans
  • Vietnamkrieg
  • Guerre du Viet-Nam (1961-1975)
  • Traumatisme
  • Soldats
  • Postmodernisme et littérature
Label
A trauma artist : Tim O'Brien and the fiction of Vietnam, Mark A. Heberle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-335) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Vietnam as Figure and Symptom: "We've All Been There" : A Trauma Artist ; The Fiction of Vietnam -- Fabricating Trauma : "The Vietnam in Me" ; O'Brien's Endless War ; Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Vietnam ; PTSD and Writing ; O'Brien's Art of Trauma ; Writing Beyond Vietnam -- A Bad War : Origins of If I Die in a Combat Zone ; Fictionalized Testimony ; O'Brien's Self-Representation: Soldier Versus Writer ; Moral Combat ; Combat Zone as Source for a Career -- The Old Man and the Pond : Self-Displacement in Northern Lights ; Literary Mimicry: Realism, Symbolism, Allegory ; Harvey's Story: Vietnam as Tragicomedy ; Paul's Story: The Feminization of Virtue ; Novel Revisions -- A Soldier's Dream : The Re-covering of Trauma: Paul Berlin as Tim O'Brien ; Cacciato: From Short Stories to Trauma Narrative ; "Going After Cacciato": from Catalog to Breakdown ; Paul Berlin: From Breakdown to Trauma Writing ; The Quest for Cacciato: Fantasy and the Burial of the Dead ; The Observation Post: Retraumatization and Endless Fantasy -- The Bombs Are Real : An Ambitious Failure? ; The Traumatization of William Cowling ; Parabolic Fiction: Mutual Assured Destruction and Civil Defense ; The Nuclear Age and Vietnam ; The Failure of William Cowling -- True War Stories : Recirculated Trauma, Endless Fiction ; The Things They Carried as Self-Revision ; "How to Tell a True War Story": Misreading Tim O'Brien ; Other Refabrications of Trauma ; "The Lives of the Dead": Bringing Them Back Alive -- The People We Kill : Trauma, Tragedy, National Disgrace ; Metafictional Investigations ; The Breakdown of John Wade ; Tragic Revisions ; John Wade as Paradigm and Persona: Tim O'Brien's Trauma ; Psychobiography, History, and Fiction -- Guys Just Want to Have Fun : Vietnam and the Age of Clinton ; A Dictionary of Love ; In Defense of Thomas Chippering ; PTSD as Comedy/Vietnam as Parody ; Saving Tim O'Brien: Tomcat in Love as Countertherapy -- Conclusion. A Trauma Artist : Posttraumatic Nation ; Academic Polemics ; Responsible Dreams -- Appendix. Diagnostic Criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, DSM-IV
Control code
50322405
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 344 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781587293283
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20n94rt
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50322405
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
A trauma artist : Tim O'Brien and the fiction of Vietnam, Mark A. Heberle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-335) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Vietnam as Figure and Symptom: "We've All Been There" : A Trauma Artist ; The Fiction of Vietnam -- Fabricating Trauma : "The Vietnam in Me" ; O'Brien's Endless War ; Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Vietnam ; PTSD and Writing ; O'Brien's Art of Trauma ; Writing Beyond Vietnam -- A Bad War : Origins of If I Die in a Combat Zone ; Fictionalized Testimony ; O'Brien's Self-Representation: Soldier Versus Writer ; Moral Combat ; Combat Zone as Source for a Career -- The Old Man and the Pond : Self-Displacement in Northern Lights ; Literary Mimicry: Realism, Symbolism, Allegory ; Harvey's Story: Vietnam as Tragicomedy ; Paul's Story: The Feminization of Virtue ; Novel Revisions -- A Soldier's Dream : The Re-covering of Trauma: Paul Berlin as Tim O'Brien ; Cacciato: From Short Stories to Trauma Narrative ; "Going After Cacciato": from Catalog to Breakdown ; Paul Berlin: From Breakdown to Trauma Writing ; The Quest for Cacciato: Fantasy and the Burial of the Dead ; The Observation Post: Retraumatization and Endless Fantasy -- The Bombs Are Real : An Ambitious Failure? ; The Traumatization of William Cowling ; Parabolic Fiction: Mutual Assured Destruction and Civil Defense ; The Nuclear Age and Vietnam ; The Failure of William Cowling -- True War Stories : Recirculated Trauma, Endless Fiction ; The Things They Carried as Self-Revision ; "How to Tell a True War Story": Misreading Tim O'Brien ; Other Refabrications of Trauma ; "The Lives of the Dead": Bringing Them Back Alive -- The People We Kill : Trauma, Tragedy, National Disgrace ; Metafictional Investigations ; The Breakdown of John Wade ; Tragic Revisions ; John Wade as Paradigm and Persona: Tim O'Brien's Trauma ; Psychobiography, History, and Fiction -- Guys Just Want to Have Fun : Vietnam and the Age of Clinton ; A Dictionary of Love ; In Defense of Thomas Chippering ; PTSD as Comedy/Vietnam as Parody ; Saving Tim O'Brien: Tomcat in Love as Countertherapy -- Conclusion. A Trauma Artist : Posttraumatic Nation ; Academic Polemics ; Responsible Dreams -- Appendix. Diagnostic Criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, DSM-IV
Control code
50322405
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 344 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781587293283
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20n94rt
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50322405
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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