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The things they carried : a work of fiction

A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. 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. Taught everywhere-from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing-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. The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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  • "A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. 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. Taught everywhere-from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing-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. The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award."@en
  • "A bag with ten copies of the title that may also include miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders."@en
  • "Collection of interrelated stories depicting the men in Alpha Company. Describes their relationships, loneliness, fear, rage, and isolation during war. Also describes how Alpha Company becomes a "family.""@en
  • "The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and of course, the character Tim O'Brien who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. 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. We hear the voices of the men and build images upon their dialogue. The way they tell stories about others, we hear them telling stories about themselves. With the creative verve of the greatest fiction and the intimacy of a searing autobiography, The Things They Carried is a testament to the men who risked their lives in America's most controversial war. It is also a mirror held up to the frailty of humanity. Ultimately The Things They Carried and its myriad protagonists call to order the courage, determination, and luck we all need to survive."
  • "The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and of course, the character Tim O'Brien who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. 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. We hear the voices of the men and build images upon their dialogue. The way they tell stories about others, we hear them telling stories about themselves. With the creative verve of the greatest fiction and the intimacy of a searing autobiography, The Things They Carried is a testament to the men who risked their lives in America's most controversial war. It is also a mirror held up to the frailty of humanity. Ultimately The Things They Carried and its myriad protagonists call to order the courage, determination, and luck we all need to survive."@en
  • "Jóvenes heroicos llevan el peso emocional de sus vidas a la guerra en Vietnam en una cuenta de mosaico de un viaje moderno en el corazón de las tinieblas."
  • "Literature Guides created by Harvard students for students everywhere, SparkNotes is a new breed of study guide: smarter, better, faster. Geared to what today's students need to know, SparkNotes provides: Chapter-by-chapter analysis; Explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols; A review quiz and essay topics. Lively and accessible, these guides are perfect for late-night studying and writing papers."@en
  • "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. Taught everywhere--from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing--it continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing."@en
  • "A series of connected stories based on the author's experiences in Vietnam."@en
  • "Weapons and good-luck charms carried by U.S. soldiers in Vietnam here represent survival, lost innocence and the war's interminable legacy."@en
  • "Contains a collection related fiction short stories with recurring characters, interwoven plot and themes told by a foot soldier retelling his experiences in the Vietnam War."@en
  • "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."
  • "Heroic young men carry the emotional weight of their lives to war in Vietnam in a patchwork account of a modern journey into the heart of darkness."@en
  • "Heroic young men carry the emotional weight of their lives to war in Vietnam in a patchwork account of a modern journey into the heart of darkness."
  • "Related stories, linked by recurring characters and an interwoven plot, recreate an American foot soldier's experience in the Vietnam War."
  • ""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."@en
  • "Heroic young men carry the emotional weight of their lives to war in Vietnam in a patchwork account of a modern journey into the heart of darkness"
  • "O'Brien's critically acclaimed novel, told in a series of connected short-stories, that amount to his fictionalized memoirs of his experiences in the Vietnam War."

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  • "Translations"
  • "Personal narratives"
  • "Komentovaná vydání"
  • "Povídky"
  • "Anthologie"
  • "Anthologie"@en
  • "Study guides"@en
  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc"
  • "Opowiadania wojenne amerykańskie"
  • "Opowiadania wojenne amerykańskie"@pl
  • "Vzpomínky"
  • "War stories"@en
  • "War stories"
  • "War stories, American"
  • "Short stories, American"
  • "Verhalen (teksten)"
  • "Downloadable e-Books"
  • "Young adult fiction"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Nowele amerykańskie"
  • "Psychological fiction"
  • "Psychological fiction"@en

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  • "Rzeczy, które nieśli"@pl
  • "Nhưng thư họ mang"
  • "Was sie trugen : Erzählungen"
  • "負重"
  • "The Things they carried : a work of fiction"
  • "À propos de courage"
  • "Quanto pesano i fantasmi"@it
  • "Quanto pesano i fantasmi"
  • "그들이가지고다닌것들"
  • "負重 = The things they carried"
  • "Kŭdŭl i kajigo tanin kot tŭl"
  • "Hontō no sensō no hanashi o shiyō"
  • "Hontō no sensō no hanashi o shiyō"@ja
  • "Những thứ họ mang : tập truyện ngắn"
  • "本当の戦争の話をしよう"
  • "Las cosas que llevaban los hombres que lucharon"
  • "Las cosas que llevaban los hombres que lucharon"@es
  • "Fu zhong"
  • "Rzeczy, ktore niesli"
  • "The things they carried : a work of fiction"
  • "The things they carried : a work of fiction"@en
  • "Co nosili s sebou : povídky z vietnamské války"
  • "The things they carried notes"@en
  • "Las cosas que llevaban : los hombres que pelearon"
  • "The things they carried a work of fiction"
  • "The things they carried a work of fiction"@en
  • "The things they carried"@da
  • "The things they carried"@en
  • "The things they carried"
  • "Wat ze droegen : roman"
  • "Las Cosas que llevaban : los hombres que lucharon"
  • "Những thứ họ mang"
  • "Fu zhong = The things they carried"
  • "The things they carried : A work of fiction"
  • "The Things they carried"
  • "Krzycz kiedy milczą anioły"@pl
  • "Krzycz kiedy milczą anioły"
  • "A propos de courage"

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