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The things they carried : a work of fiction

Author: Tim O'Brien
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2010], ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : [20th anniversary ed.]View all editions and formats
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"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. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
War stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim O'Brien
ISBN: 9780547391175 054739117X
OCLC Number: 548412528
Notes: Edition statement from dust jacket.
Description: 233 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Things they carried --
Love --
Spin --
On the rainy river --
Enemies --
Friends --
How to tell a true war story --
Dentist --
Sweetheart on the song Tra Bong --
Stockings --
Church --
Man I killed --
Ambush --
Style --
Speaking of courage --
Notes --
In the field --
Good form --
Field trip --
Ghost soldiers --
Night life --
Lives of the dead.
Responsibility: by Tim O'Brien.

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"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. 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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