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William Timothy O'Brien - Interview with William Timothy O'Brien: clip: Would have been a writer even without Vietnam; the experience made him a certain kind of writer; all his books are about the individual’s struggle to do the right thing against outside forces; has read a lot of war literature, which inspired rather than informed him; these writers created works of art that salvaged something from the awful experience of war; tries to reflect the non-linear experience of Vietnam; of his books, The Things They Carried and In the Lake of the Woods best capture that.
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