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The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien
The Things They Carried
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780618706419 (0618706410)
ASIN: 618706410
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 233
Edition language: English
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Dem
Dem rated it
4.0 The Things They Carried
The things they carried by Tim O Brien is a collection of twenty-two stories chronicling the author's recollections of his time as a soldier in the Vietnam War. About one third ways through the book I realised that this account was not entirely based on fact and that some of the stories were ficti...
EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it
3.0 The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
They carried malaria tablets, love letters, 28-pound mine detectors, dope, illustrated bibles, each other. And if they made it home alive, they carried unrelenting images of a nightmarish war that history is only beginning to absorb. Since its first publication, The Things They Carried has become an...
Literary Sara
Literary Sara rated it
Every bit as masterful and moving as I had been promised it would be.
Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it
5.0 The Things They Carried
Typically, I would never read a “war story”. Definitely out of my wheelhouse. This is not a war story. It is an emotionally charged character study of the human spirit told thru the combining of several short vignettes. Funny at times, tragic and disturbing in others, Tim O’Brien nails this one with...
Hol
Hol rated it
5.0 The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
If I could give more than five-stars to this I would, I loved it that much. I’d even say it was now one of my favourite books, with Tim O’Brien being one of my favourite authors. This is a collection of twenty-two fictional short stories about the Vietnam War, The Things They Carried being the fir...
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