The Things They Carried

October 13, 2009|
The Things They Carried by Tim O'brien
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“O'Brien has written a vital, important book—a book that matters not only to the reader interested in Vietnam, but to anyone interested in the craft of writing as well.”Michiko Kakutani,New York Times

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.
 
The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Tim O’Brien received the 1979 National Book Award forGoing After Cacciato. Among his other books areIn the Lake of the Woods,Tomcat in Love,If I Die in a Combat Zone, andJuly, July.
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Title:The Things They Carried
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:256 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.64 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.64 in
Published:October 13, 2009
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780618706419

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