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Tim O'Brien

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How to Tell a True War Story Summary

"How to Tell a True War Story" first appeared in October 1987 in Esquire. It later came to hold a central position in Tim O'Brien's book The Things They Carried, published in 1990. An interesting combination of recalled events and editorial commentary, the story received critical attention at its first publication. Indeed, nearly every reviewer and critic who treats O'Brien's work singles out this story for special commentary. The story in many ways provides a map...

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