Praise for Tim O’Brien and Going After Cacciato. A luminescent piece of writing and, assuming we last that long, it will still be read in a hundred years from now. -Miami Herald. As a fictional portrait of this war, Going After Cacciato is hard to fault, and will be hard to better. The scenes are so carefully mortised, and the whole so firmly fitted and tightened and polished, that each efficient page carries the heft of importance this material has for the author. John Updike, The New Yorker. Going after cacciato. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without written permission from the publisher.
A splendid boo. n Going After Cacciato, O’Brien moves into the first rank. New Republic . A strong and convincing novel that deserves its National Book Awar. oes well beyond mere disillusionment about the war and national policy. It is a book about the imagination itself. America . O’Brien’s skill and vision make anything possible. The author was a foot soldier in Vietnam, and knows his material.
The novel does not simply recount the events of the war; it dives into the inner life of its protagonist, Paul Berlin, and grapples with philosophical questions such as what it means to be brave
Going After Cacciato book. I met Tim O'Brien briefly when he toured for In the Lake of the Woods back in 1994. Along with his signature he wrote on my copy of the book the word "Peace". I thanked him for his service to his country and I can remembered he paused for a moment, just long enough for me to think I'd completely FUBARed the situation.
Tim O’Brien was born in 1946 in Austin, Minnesota, but he spent most of his childhood in the neighboring city of Worthington, Minnesota. Growing up, he showed great interest in nature and travel, two themes that echo throughout his novels and short stories. O’Brien studied political science in college. In 1968, shortly after graduating, he was drafted into the army and deployed to Vietnam, where he served for nearly two years. In the 80s, O’Brien was an energetic activist for better treatment of military veterans, and criticized the American government’s lopsided take on its military action overseas. In 1990, O’Brien published the book for which he’s best known, The Things They Carried.
About book: Going After Cacciato's preface is: Soldiers are dreamers ~ Siegfried Sassoon which gives you an idea of the story inside. We follow Spec Four Paul Berlin, Doc, Eddie Lazzutti, Harold Murphy, Stink, Oscar and Lt Corson as they go after Cacciato, who split, gone AWOL and headed to Paris, on foot, from Vietnam. A bizarre mission that at times you wonder if it's really possible. The possibilities it wasn't dreaming - it wasn't even pretending, not in the strict sense. Imagination, like reality, has its limits. Thank you Tim O'Brien for your imagination and your sense of obligation. For that is a precious gift to us and future generations of readers. In the whole of human history, I am of the extremely small percentage of males that did not fight in a war nor had my life changed as a result of one.
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Going After Cacciato is an anti-war novel written by Tim O'Brien and first published by Delacorte Press in 1978. National Book Award for Fiction. O'Brien himself says that "Going After Cacciato is called a war novel. It is not. It is a peace novel. This complex novel is set during the Vietnam War and is told from the third person limited point of view of the protagonist, Paul Berlin.
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