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The Things They Carried [Hardcover]

Item : The Things They Carried [Hardcover]
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Author Author : O'Brien, Tim
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 054739117X
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780547391175
Publisher Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages Pages : 256
Binding Binding : Hardcover
Item ID : 100134810

A classic, life-changing meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling, with more than two-million copies in print

Depicting the men of Alpha Company—Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three—the stories inThe Things They Carriedopened our eyes to the nature of war in a way we will never forget. It is taught everywhere, from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing, and in the decades since its publication it has never failed to challenge our perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, and courage, longing, and fear.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of it's original publication, a cloth edition of Tim O'Brien's classic novel.

“The best of these stories--and none is written with less than the sharp edge of honed vision--are memory and prophecy. These tell us not where we were but where we are, and perhaps where we will be. . . . It is an ultimate, indelible image of war in our time, and in time to come.”
Los Angeles Times

“In prose that combines the sharp, unsentimental rhythms of Hemingway with gentler, more lyrical descriptions, Mr. O'Brien gives the reader a shockingly visceral sense of what it felt like to tramp through a booby-trapped jungle, carrying 20 pounds of supplies, 14 pounds of ammunition, along with radios, machine guns, assault rifles and grenades. . . . WithThe Things They Carried, Mr. O'Brien has written a vital, important book—a book that matters not only to the reader interested in Vietnam, but to anyone interested in the craft of writing as well.”
—Michiko Kakutani,New York Times

“Belongs high on the list of best fiction about any war . . . crystallizes the Vietló,

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