By Mark A. Heberle
A Trauma Artist examines how O'Brien's works variously rewrite his personal traumatization through the warfare in Vietnam as a unending fiction that sarcastically "recovers" own event through either recapturing and (re)disguising it. Mark Heberle considers O'Brien's profession as a author during the prisms of post-traumatic rigidity disease, postmodernist metafiction, and post-World battle II American political uncertainties and public violence.
Based on fresh conversations with O'Brien, formerly released interviews, and new readings of all his works via 1999, this e-book is the 1st examine to be aware of the function and illustration of trauma because the primary concentration of all O'Brien's works, no matter if located in Vietnam, in post-Vietnam the US, or within the mind's eye of protagonists suspended among the 2. via doing so, Heberle redefines O'Brien as a massive U.S. author of the overdue 20th century whose representations of self-damaging studies and narratives of restoration signify not just the conflict in Vietnam but additionally relationships among fathers and sons and males and females within the post-traumatic tradition of the modern United States.
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A Trauma Artist: Tim O'Brien and the Fiction of Vietnam by Mark A. Heberle