The things they carried : a work of fiction
|Format:||Print Book 2009.|
|Availability:||Available at 8 Libraries 12 of 23 copies|
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.
ContentsThe things they carried
On the rainy river
How to tell a true war story
Sweetheart of the song tra bong
The man I killed
Speaking of courage
In the field
The ghost soldiers
The lives of the dead.
Published ReviewsPublisher's Weekly Review: "
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Fiction.
War stories, American.
|Publisher|| Boston :2009.
|Edition||First Mariner Books edition.|
233 pages ; 21 cm