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  • Author:
    Tobias Wolff
  • ISBN:
    0553342134
  • ISBN13:
    978-0553342130
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  • Publisher:
    Bantam; First Edition edition (January 1, 1986)
  • Pages:
    185 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Contemporary
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    4.8
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In this book, Wol The Barracks Thief by Tobias Wolff. The author’s objective in writing this book is to give information about the roughness that can occur in the military and that you can’t trust everyone. In this book, Wolff shifts between third and first person throughout the book to show the different perspectives of the.

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Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories. even those who betray it for reasons that make them kin to everyone else.

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In the Garden of the North American Martyrs. Tobias Wolff’s memoir of Vietnam, In Pharaoh’s Army, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and his childhood memoir, This Boy’s Life, won the Los Angeles Times Book Award in 1989. His other books include three collections of stories, The Night in Question, In the Garden of North American Martyrs, Back in the World, and The Barracks Thief, a short novel for which he received the PEN/Faulkner Award. Books by Tobias Wolff. Jean was alone in the theater.

Best known for his short stories and his autobiographical writing, Tobias Wolff riveted readers and held them fast with This Boy's Life, a groundbreaking literary memoir that redefined the genre for an entire generation. Esquire Magazine, Tobias Wolff.

The Barracks Thief is a novella by American writer Tobias Wolff, first published in 1984. The story concerns paratroopers in training during the time of the Vietnam war. Readers of Wolff's memoir In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War. Readers of Wolff's memoir In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War (1994) will note that the author trained as a paratrooper and served in Vietnam. The Barracks Thief won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 1985.

Tobias Jonathan Ansell Wolff (born June 19, 1945) is an American short story writer, memoirist, novelist, and teacher of creative writing. He is known for his memoirs, particularly This Boy's Life (1989) and In Pharaoh's Army (1994)

Tobias Jonathan Ansell Wolff (born June 19, 1945) is an American short story writer, memoirist, novelist, and teacher of creative writing. He is known for his memoirs, particularly This Boy's Life (1989) and In Pharaoh's Army (1994). He has written four short story collections and two novels including The Barracks Thief (1984), which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Wolff received a National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama in September 2015.

The Barracks Thief is the story of three young paratroopers waiting to be shipped out to Vietnam. amp; International Retailers.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. The Barracks Thief - Tobias Wolff. The Barracks Thief is the story of three young paratroopers waiting to be shipped out to Vietnam. Brought together one sweltering afternoon to stand guard over an ammunition dump threatened by a forest fire, they discover in each other an unexpected capacity for recklessness and violence. Far from being alarmed by this discovery, they are exhilarated by it; they emerge from their common danger full of confidence in their own manhood and in the bond of friendship they have formed.

The Barracks Thief is the story of three young paratroopers waiting to be shipped out to Vietnam. Brought together one sweltering afternoon to stand guard over an ammunition dump threatened by a forest fire, they discover in each other an unexpected capacity for recklessness and violence. Far from being alarmed by this discovery, they are exhilarated by it; they emerge from their common danger full of confidence in their own manhood and in the bond of friendship they have formed.

This confidence is shaken when a series of thefts occur. The author embraces the perspectives of both the betrayer and the betrayed, forcing us to participate in lives that we might otherwise condemn, and to recognize the kinship of those lives to our own.


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Tobias Wolff may be known for his skill in short fiction and memoir, but his lauded 1984 novella THE BARRACKS THIEF won the PEN/FAULKNER award. It's a beautiful example of how even longer fiction can take on the intensity of a much shorter story.

THIEF centers on three young men who enlist in the Army during the Vietnam era: Philip, Hubbard, and Lewis. The chapters alternate between their viewpoints; Philip's parts are told in the first person except for the novel's opening chapter, while the other two are in the third person. Because none of them has been to Vietnam, each is isolated from the other, more experienced men, and simultaneously feels resentful toward the other two loners. One of the three soldiers is the culprit for the wallet thefts in the barracks, which comprises most of the story.

This book is no classic whodunit, as the thief's identity is clear about halfway through the slim volume. The true story is not about crime, but about how each of these three vulnerable characters is vulnerable and seeking after love and comfort in a world that doesn't make itself hospitable to either. This yearning molds each of their lives in different ways. Philip comes from a broken home, his father distant, his brother missing somewhere out West. Hubbard is homesick and devastated from the deaths of two of his closest friends while he was away, and his only solace is in the love expressed in his mother's letters. Lewis is a hillbilly-ish braggadocio whose claims of sexual exploits are an attempt to cultivate acceptance and push away the insecurity that tears away at him inside.

THE BARRACKS THIEF is a novel about brothers who aren't brothers, men who are desperate to join a lasting family, but are quick to forget those who perish and to denounce those who betray the group...even those who betray it for reasons that make them kin to everyone else.

Favorite line: "The full moon lit up the silk above me, above the hundred other men falling in silence overhead and below and all around me. It seemed that every one of us fell under his own moon."
Gholbimand
What drives the human psyche to violate moral lessons, like brotherhood, loyalty to comrades, lustful hedonism, bravado, self respect? This small novel reveals what frightens us all.
EXIBUZYW
As usual from Mr Wolff. But, it's a fast read, and it is dark. This another author I've read several times given his style of writing and story telling.
Billy Granson
Great little book.
Berenn
Meh.
Rko
Excellent
Gaeuney
Pleasant and quick read
Great author and moving story.