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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:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This depicts the men of Alpha Company. They battle the enemy (or maybe more the idea of the enemy), and occasionally each other. In their relationships we see their isolation and loneliness, their rage and fear. They miss their families, their girlfriends and buddies; they miss the lives they left back home. Yet they find sympathy and kindness for strangers (the old man who leads them unscathed through the mine  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim O'Brien
ISBN: 9780547391175 054739117X
OCLC Number: 646716670
Description: 233 pages ; 22 cm
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.
Responsibility: by Tim O'Brien.
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This depicts the men of Alpha Company. They battle the enemy (or maybe more the idea of the enemy), and occasionally each other. In their relationships we see their isolation and loneliness, their rage and fear. They miss their families, their girlfriends and buddies; they miss the lives they left back home. Yet they find sympathy and kindness for strangers (the old man who leads them unscathed through the mine field, the girl who grieves while she dances), and love for each other, because in Vietnam they are the only family they have.

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