Criticism

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Criticism

“The Truth in Things: Personal Trauma As Historical Amnesia in The Things They Carried”: Jim Neilson’s essay, in which he argues that O’Brien does not challenge the prevailing myths about the Vietnam War in this collection:

http://victorian.fortunecity.com/holbein/439/essays/neilsonthings.html

 

“Metafiction and O’Brien’s The Things They Carried”: Michele Friedlander’s essay on the role of memory and storytelling:

http://core.ecu.edu/engl/whisnantl/4300/michele.htm

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