The Things They Carried | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Lorrie N. Smith

Tim O'Brien
This literature criticism consists of approximately 41 pages of analysis & critique of The Things They Carried.
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Critical Essay by Lorrie N. Smith

SOURCE: Smith, Lorrie N. “‘The Things Men Do’: The Gendered Subtext in Tim O'Brien's Esquire Stories.” Critique 36, no. 1 (fall 1994): 16-40.

In the following essay, Smith examines the representations of masculinity and femininity in five of the stories in The Things They Carried.

Tim O'Brien's 1990 book of interlocked stories, The Things They Carried, garnered one rave review after another, reinforcing O'Brien's already established position as one of the most important veteran writers of the Vietnam War. The Penguin paperback edition serves up six pages of superlative blurbs like “consummate artistry,” “classic,” “the best American writer of his generation,” “unique,” and “master work.” A...

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