Tomcat in Love

Tomcat in Love

In Tomcat in Love, Tim O'Brien takes on the battle of the sexes with astonishing results. By turns hilarious, outrageous, romantic, and deeply moving, this is one of the most talked about novels in years: a novel for this and every age.

Author: Tim O'Brien

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307762931

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THINGS THEY CARRIED In this wildly funny, brilliantly inventive novel, Tim O'Brien has created the ultimate character for our times. Thomas Chippering, a 6'6" professor of linguistics, is a man torn between two obsessions: the desperate need to win back his former wife, the faithless Lorna Sue, and a craving to test his erotic charms on every woman he meets. But there are complications, including Lorna Sue's brother, Herbie, with whom she has an all-too-close relationship, and the considerable charms of Chippering's new love, the attractive, and of course already married, Mrs. Robert Kooshof, who may at last satisfy Chippering's longing for intimacy. In Tomcat in Love, Tim O'Brien takes on the battle of the sexes with astonishing results. By turns hilarious, outrageous, romantic, and deeply moving, this is one of the most talked about novels in years: a novel for this and every age.
Categories: Fiction

Tim O Brien

Tim O Brien

9 Tomcat in Love ( 1998 ) The war against Vietnam is only the ghastliest manifestation of what I'd call imperial provincialism , which afflicts America's whole culture — aware only of its own history , insensible to everything which ...

Author: Patrick A. Smith

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313330557

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 181

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Critiques such novels as "Northern Lights," "The Nuclear Age," and "In the Lake of the Woods," while providing biographical information about the author.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Trauma Artist

A Trauma Artist

than twenty pages before the end of the book, Tomcat is O'Brien's most satisfying narrative of recovery from trauma. This psychological reintegration is formally reflected by the last three entries in O'Brien's dictionary of love.

Author: Mark A. Heberle

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9780877457619

Category: Fiction

Page: 375

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Based on recent conversations with Tim O'Brien, previously published interviews, and new readings of all his works -- including Tomcat in Love -- this book is the first study to concentrate on the role and representation of trauma as the central focus of all O'Brien's works. Book jacket.
Categories: Fiction

Conversations with Tim O Brien

Conversations with Tim O Brien

LW: Can we talk a little bit about Tomcat in Love? Did you feel you were going in a new direction with your new book? TOB: No, not at all. I was writing about pretty much the same things that I've always written about.

Author: Patrick A. Smith

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617036798

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 210

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On the strength of a National Book Award for his novel Going After Cacciato (1978) and a widely acclaimed short-story cycle, The Things They Carried (1990), Tim O’Brien (b. 1946) cemented his reputation as one of the most compelling chroniclers of Vietnam—and, in the process, was cast as a “Vietnam writer.” But to confine O’Brien to a single piece of ground or a particular style is to ignore the broad sweep of a career spanning nearly four decades. In addition to detailed discussions of all of O’Brien’s work—a memoir, If I Die in a Combat Zone (1973), and seven books of fiction—the sixteen interviews and profiles in Conversations with Tim O’Brien explore common themes, with subtle differences. Looming large is the experience of Vietnam and its influence as well as O’Brien’s youth in Minnesota and the expectations of a Midwestern upbringing. Interviews allowed the writer to fully examine the shifting boundaries of truth and identity, memory, and imagination in fiction, the role of war in society; gender issues; and the craft of writing. O’Brien approaches each of these topics and a host of others with a directness and an evident passion that will resonate with both readers and prospective writers.
Categories: Literary Collections

Love s Flight Path

Love s Flight Path

The first Tomcat was making his approach. He had BOLTERed twice and this was his last chanceto hook before having torefuelin midair. Scarlet took over, relieving the LSO on duty. "Tomcat zero four,call your ball," Scarlet said tothe ...

Author: Max M. Power

Publisher: Writing WIth Power

ISBN: 9781452351711

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Fighting for everything he has, Max finds himself coming across the love of two beautiful women and his dream, being a fighter pilot in the United States Navy. Faced with WAR, Max must put aside his personal feelings and do his duty as a fighter pilot. When he is shot down behind enemy lines, Max knows that he has to make it back safely to the woman he loves. Question is, will he?
Categories: Fiction

Pen and Ink

Pen and Ink

“I used to love it when I was young.” “Then I shall take you dancing. What's the problem with the tomcat?” “I love the tomcat. He's my gorgeous model, my muse, and he purrs me to sleep. I love stroking him. And that's what bothers me.

Author: Lark Westerly

Publisher: eXtasy Books

ISBN: 9781487413934

Category: Fiction

Page: 141

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A widow with a wish...and a fairy in the bed.
Categories: Fiction

Art and Craft

Art and Craft

“As corny as it sounds, I feel very lucky to be able to make a living doing something I love. It's like being a child and being told that you'll get paid just to ... is Tomcat in Love (Broadway Books). “I look at the interior landscape.

Author: Bill Thompson

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781611174434

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Art and Craft presents the hand-picked fruit of Bill Thompson’s three decades covering writers and writing as book review editor of Charleston, South Carolina’s Post and Courier. Beginning with a foreword by Charleston novelist Josephine Humphreys, this collection is a compendium of interviews featuring some of the most distinguished novelists and nonfiction writers in America and abroad, including Tom Wolfe, Pat Conroy, Joyce Carol Oates, Rick Bragg, and Anthony Bourdain, as well as many South Carolinians. With ten thematic chapters ranging from the Southern Renaissance, literature, biography, and travel writing to crime fiction and Civil War history, Art and Craft also includes a sampling of Thompson’s reviews. Featuring: Jack Bass, Rick Bragg, Roy Blount, Jr., Robin Cook, Pat Conroy, Patricia Cornwell, Dorothea Benton Frank, Herb Frazier, Sue Grafton, Carl Hiaasen, Sue Monk Kidd, Brian Lamb, Bret Lott, Jill McCorkle, James McPherson, Mary Alice Monroe, Joyce Carol Oates, Carl Reiner, Dori Sanders, Charles Seabrook, Anne Rivers Siddons, Lee Smith, Mickey Spillane, Paul Theroux, Tom Wolfe
Categories: Literary Criticism

Tim O Brien

Tim O Brien

... failures of imagination (Going after Cacciato), bizarre sexual escapades and marital arrangements (Tomcat in Love), and as found in multiple works existential guides dispensing life advice and forcing life choices.17 Perhaps the ...

Author: Tobey C Herzog

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351375030

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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This collection of seven essays, like the carefully linked collection of vignettes within Tim O’Brien’s most popular book The Things They Carried, contains multiple critical and biographical angles with recurring threads of life events, themes, characters, creative techniques, and references to all of O’Brien’s books. Grounded in through research, Herzog’s work illustrates how O’Brien merges his life experiences with his creative production; he rarely misses an opportunity to introduce these critical life events into his writing.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Encyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English A L

Encyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English  A L

It focuses on the love story of Nacib , a bar owner , and Gabriela , a migrant from the interior . ... 1976 Shelby Merello , Barbara , The Swallow and the Tomcat : A Love Story , New York : Delacorte Press , 1982 The majority of Jorge ...

Author: O. Classe

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1884964362

Category: Reference

Page: 930

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Includes articles about translations of the works of specific authors and also more general topics pertaining to literary translation.
Categories: Reference

Imagining Home

Imagining Home

While the war themes in O'Brien's later novels, Tomcat in Love (1998) and July, July (2002), retreat at least partially to the background, readers nevertheless still see some of the same concerns that appear in the earlier works.

Author: Susan Elizabeth Farrell

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781640140011

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

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War has often been seen as the domain of men and thus irrelevant to gender analysis, and American writers have frequently examined war according to traditional gender expectations: that boys become men by going to war and girls become women by building a home. Yet the writers discussed in this book complicate these expectations, since their female characters often take part directly in war and especially since their male characters repeatedly imagine domestic spaces for themselves in the midst of war. Chapters on Hemingway and the First World War, Kurt Vonnegut and the Second World War, and Tim O'Brien and the Vietnam War place these writers in their particular historical and cultural contexts while tracing similarities in their depiction of gender relationships, imagined domestic spaces, and the representability of trauma. The book concludes by examining post-9/11 American literature, probing what happenswhen the front lines actually come home to Americans. While much has been written about Hemingway, Vonnegut, O'Brien, and even 9/11 literature separately, this study is the first to bring them together in order to examine views about war, gender, and domesticity over a hundred-year period. It argues that 9/11 literature follows a long tradition of American writing about war in which the domestic and public realms are inextricably intertwined and in which imagined domestic spaces can provide a window into representing wartime trauma, an experience often thought to be unrepresentable or incomprehensible to those who were not actually there. Susan Farrell is Professor of English at the College of Charleston.
Categories: Literary Criticism