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By Mark A. Heberle

ISBN-10: 0877457603

ISBN-13: 9780877457602

ISBN-10: 0877457611

ISBN-13: 9780877457619

A Trauma Artist examines how O'Brien's works variously rewrite his personal traumatization throughout the battle in Vietnam as a endless fiction that sarcastically "recovers" own event by way of either recapturing and (re)disguising it. Mark Heberle considers O'Brien's profession as a author during the prisms of post-traumatic tension ailment, 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 booklet is the 1st examine to be aware of the position and illustration of trauma because the relevant concentration of all O'Brien's works, even if positioned in Vietnam, in post-Vietnam the US, or within the mind's eye of protagonists suspended among the 2. by means of doing so, Heberle redefines O'Brien as a massive U.S. author of the overdue 20th century whose representations of self-damaging reports and narratives of restoration symbolize not just the conflict in Vietnam but in addition relationships among fathers and sons and ladies and men within the post-traumatic tradition of the modern United States.

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