The things they carried : a work of fiction

by O'Brien, Tim, 1946-

Format: Print Book 2009.
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Summary
The Things They Carried author Tim O'Brien is a co-writer on NBC's hit show THIS IS US for episodes about Jack's time in Vietnam.

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.
Contents
The things they carried
Love
Spin
On the rainy river
Enemies
Friends
How to tell a true war story
The dentist
Sweetheart of the song tra bong
Stockings
Church
The man I killed
Ambush
Style
Speaking of courage
Notes
In the field
Good form
Field trip
The ghost soldiers
Night life
The lives of the dead.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "O'Brien's collection of short stories, which he describes as fiction, is one of the most seminal works about the Vietnam War. It follows grunts trudging through hostile country and describes, as one might surmise from the title, the things they carried. These artifacts-comics, possible love letters, Bibles, photographs, and compasses, as well as the necessary array of military items-reflect the character of each man and the world in which he exists as a soldier. Narrator Cranston provides a fine performance in this audio edition. He has a gravelly, rich voice that's perfect for the material. As he embodies different soldiers, Cranston's voice alternates between melancholic, wistful, disaffected, and resigned. He's less successful, however, when voicing female characters. However, these instances are rare, as O'Brien's text largely focuses on the interior workings of the soldiers on the ground. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Fiction.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Fiction.
War stories, American.
Publisher Boston :2009.
Edition First Mariner Books edition.
Language English
Description 233 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780618706419
0618706410
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