Tim O’Brien on Memory

Author Tim O’Brien sits down with The Big Think to discuss memory.  It’s the author’s first video interview in what?, forever?  Anyways, O’Brien knows a thing or two about memory’s fluidity.  Pick up anyone of his great novels and the theme of how memory ebbs and flows with time will smack you in the face. 

In the interview, he makes mention of The Things They Carried, which is required reading.  It dawns on me that this man is surely one of the great American novelists.  Ever.  But his name never comes up in conversation on this very topic.

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