The Things They Carried

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-03-22
  • Publisher: Houghton Miff

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On the twentieth anniversary of its publication,The Things They Carriedreturns to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, with over two million copies in print. A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene,The Things They Carriedis a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carrieddepicts 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 everywherefrom high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writingit 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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A Brilliant Must-Read Textbook April 2, 2011
This textbook is not a war story although it is full of stories about the Vietnam War. It is not about the cause, it is not about the battles, it is not about survival. It is a search of one man's soul to try and make sense of the things he saw, the things he felt and the things he heard during the war. It is clear that Tim O'Brien still carries things, still lifts his load, bears his burdens, and that he doesn't know how to put it down. This book is a search for what happened as well as why. He still remembers but now isn't sure if what he remembers was real or was what he needs it to be in order to cope.
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