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Date(s) - 15/06/2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Waterstones: ‘The Things They Carried’ by Tim O’Brien

Presented by Christopher Hauke

15 June, 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Tim O'Brien

 William Timothy O’Brien was born in 1946 in Austin, Minnesota, and is best known for his novel, The Things They Carried (1990). The stories were inspired by his experiences in the Vietnam War.

O’Brien won the 1979 National Book Award for Going After Cacciato, and in 1995 In the Lake of the Woods won the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Best Historical Fiction. O’Brien notes that ‘a good piece of fiction, does not offer solutions. Good stories deal with our moral struggles, our uncertainties, our dreams, our blunders, our contradictions, our endless quest for understanding. [They] do not resolve the mysteries of the human spirit … [they] describe and expand upon those mysteries. O’Brien teaches creative writing at Texas State University–San Marcos.

Christopher Hauke is a Jungian analyst in private practice, Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, a writer and a filmmaker. His films include the documentaries One Colour Red and Green Ray and the psychological drama Again which was premiered at the IAAP congress in Montreal in 2010. www.christopherhauke.com

All stories in this series can be found in The Granta Book of the American Short Story (vol. 1) edited by Richard Ford; available for purchase at Waterstones.

This session will be chaired and supported by Basil Lawrence

SAP Public Programme Jung & Literature Series Convenor: Louise Dymoke

External Co-Convenor: Basil Lawrence

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