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The things they carried

Author: Tim O'Brien
Publisher: London : Flamingo, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A sequence of stories about the Vietnam War, this book also has the unity of a novel, with recurring characters and interwoven strands of plot and theme. It aims to summarize America's involvement in Vietnam, and her coming to terms with that experience in the years that followed.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim O'Brien
ISBN: 0006543944 9780006543947
OCLC Number: 60039789
Description: 236 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The things they carried --
Love --
Spin --
On the rainy river --
Enemies --
Friends --
How to tell a true war story --
The dentist --
Sweetheart on 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: Tim O'Brien.
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The million-copy bestseller, which is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.  Read more...

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'One of the best war books of this century, an unflinching attempt to illuminate both its obscene physical brutality and the terrible mental overload' Guardian 'A thrilling and beautiful distillation Read more...

 
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