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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
October 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
HMH Books
SELLER
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Bram57 ,

Not Quite a Full Load

While it had its moments, it failed to pick me up and carry me away. The book succeeds when it is at its most personal. Unfortunately, the writing seemed somewhat labored and the plot of many the stories meander a little too much for my taste. I was often left with a sense pointlessness. Then again, was this not Vietnam? In which case O'Brien does achieve a small victory.

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