Wednesday, March 24, 2010
O'Brien's story depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O'Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three.
Taught everywhere -- from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing -- -it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing.
Our AP Senior English students will be joining us today at noon for an online web discussion with Tim O'Brien. Check back tomorrow for pictures.