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Contact us

Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

SEND US EMAIL
(225) 219 - 9503
Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Mary McCay
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Mary A. McCay is the Director of the Walker Percy Center at Loyola University and the Moon and Verna Landrieu Distinguished Teaching Professor in the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences. She also directs the Loyola Study Abroad Programs in Dublin and Paris. Currently, she and Rhoda Faust are editing the proceeds from the first Walker Percy Conference: The Moviegoer at Fifty. The biannual conference focuses on topics related to Walker Percy's life and work.

Panel: Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried and Its Place in the Tradition of American War Literature

A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. 
 
The Things They Carried 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.

 

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

House Committee Room 3

Discussion

Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried and Its Place in the Tradition of American War Literature

Presented by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the State Library of Louisiana as part of the statewide Big Read Project.