Writer’s notebook 8 and quiz 8

  • Writer’s Notebook – Tim O’ Brien states, “Story can save us.” He points out that his writing protests national and cultural erasure. Americans are endlessly asked to forget, but “sometimes picking a scab is helpful. The role of the artist is to uphold a sense of personal and national honesty, and keep a culture remembering,” he says. How does his work How to Tell a True War Story fulfill that quest? What truth do you think O’ Brien is seeking to resurrect through this work? Cite details and examples in the text.

This quiz covers the readings for Unit 8.