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A Voice in the Wilderness

As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there's a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness. -- William O. Douglas

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien is a collection of vignettes about the war experience in Vietnam. The book details life of the foot soldier and the bizarre

has an incredible ability for communicating about what motivates him to write. In doing so, he provides some powerful insights into the inner motivations for writing as well.

"The thing about a story is that you dream it as you tell it, hoping that others might then dream along with you, and in this way memory and imagination and language combine to make spirits in the head."

I sincerely appreciate the recommendation I was given to read this book: it could have not come at a better time -Thank you G.



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