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The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried Book
Author : Tim O'Brien
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2009-10-13
ISBN : 0547420293
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Summary and Analysis of The Things They Carried

Summary and Analysis of The Things They Carried Book
Author : Worth Books
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2017-01-31
ISBN : 1504043766
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Things They Carried tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Tim O’Brien’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This Summary of The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien includes: Historical context Story-by-story summaries Character analysis Themes and symbols Important quotes Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the source work About The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien: A New York Times Book of the Century and Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Things They Carried is a modern classic and an essential work of literature about the Vietnam War. Brilliantly blending fact and fiction, autobiography and imagination, Tim O’Brien draws on personal experience to tell the stories of a platoon of American soldiers sent to fight Vietnam. As they trek through jungles and across mountains, the young men of Alpha Company carry radios, assault rifles, C-rations, and good luck charms—as well as grief, love, terror, and the shame of cowardice. Most of all, they carry the dream of escape, not yet knowing that the burden of memory will haunt them long after the war is over. Taught in classrooms all over the world, The Things They Carried is a groundbreaking work of art that reveals the true nature of war and celebrates the healing power of storytelling. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of fiction.

CliffsNotes on O Brien s The Things They Carried

CliffsNotes on O Brien s The Things They Carried Book
Author : Jill Colella
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2011-05-18
ISBN : 0544184211
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Things They Carried, you discover Tim O'Brien's powerful and innovative novel about the experiences of foot soldiers during and after the Vietnam War. Drawing largely on his own experiences during the war, the author creates a fictional protagonist who shares the author's own name, and allows this fictional "Tim O'Brien" to relate disturbing war stories as he creates an indictment against the wastefulness of war. Chapter summaries and commentaries take you through Tim O'Brien's very personal journey. Critical essays give you insight into the novel's historical context, the novel's narrative structure, and the theme of loss of innocence. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of the main characters A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters A section on the life and background of Tim O'Brien A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried Book
Author : Tim O'Brien
Publisher : Spark Notes
Release : 1990
ISBN : 9781586638276
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Each of these 22 tales relate the exploits and personalities of a fictional platoon of American soldiers in Vietnam.

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried Book
Author : Tim O'Brien
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9780547577517
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Two bestselling novels from "one of his generation's most deservedly acclaimed authors." (Chicago Tribune)

Tim O Brien

Tim O Brien Book
Author : Tobey C Herzog
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-04-09
ISBN : 1351375032
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This collection of seven essays, like the carefully linked collection of vignettes within Tim O’Brien’s most popular book The Things They Carried, contains multiple critical and biographical angles with recurring threads of life events, themes, characters, creative techniques, and references to all of O’Brien’s books. Grounded in through research, Herzog’s work illustrates how O’Brien merges his life experiences with his creative production; he rarely misses an opportunity to introduce these critical life events into his writing.

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried Book
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN : 1438114842
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This collection of stories from Vietnam War writer Tim O'Briens paints a through picture of the soldiers' life in the Vietnam War.

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried Book
Author : Rachel Nolan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9781602591721
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Things They Carried book written by Rachel Nolan, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

War in Tim O Brien s The Things They Carried

War in Tim O Brien s The Things They Carried Book
Author : Gary Wiener
Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Release : 2011-06-13
ISBN : 0737754605
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This did not happen is a common refrain throughout the stories in The Things They Carried. Tim O'Brien's account of the Vietnam War purposely blurs the line between fact and fiction to get closer to the truth of what soldiers actually experienced. This compelling volume explores the life of Tim O'Brien and his attempts to wrestle with the trauma and shame of war in The Things They Carried. A collection of related essays explore topics such as the moral complexity of war, writing as a path to spiritual redemption, and the novel's portrayal of gender. Contemporary perspectives on war, such as the need to help soldiers suffering from PTSD and not repeating the mistakes of Vietnam, are also presented.

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried Book
Author : Tim O’Brien
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2015-09-24
ISBN : 000738680X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The million-copy bestseller, which is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.

The Things They Carried by Tim O Brien Book Analysis

The Things They Carried by Tim O Brien  Book Analysis  Book
Author : Bright Summaries
Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
Release : 2019-04-08
ISBN : 2808019076
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Things They Carried with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, a series of interconnected short stories set during the Vietnam War. O’Brien was drafted to fight in Vietnam when he was in his early 20s, and he has written extensively about the conflict in both fiction and nonfiction pieces. In The Things They Carried, he tries to make sense of his and his comrades’ experiences during the war, which have an enduring effect on them and are never fully understood by those at home. As well as The Things They Carried, O’Brien is known for his novel Going After Cacciato and the autobiographical account If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home. Find out everything you need to know about The Things They Carried in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Things He Carried

The Things He Carried Book
Author : Stephen Cottrell
Publisher : SPCK
Release : 2008-11-21
ISBN : 0281062927
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The inspiration for this series of reflections initially came from Tim O Brien's collection of short stories reflecting on his time in Vietnam called The Things They Carried. In these stories we don't just hear about the physical things that the soldiers carry, but also their terrors and dreams. The author has taken this idea and applied it to the Passion, focussing on the things that Jesus carried: not just the cross itself, but the crown of thorns he was forced to wear, the seamless robe that was taken from him, the other burdens that we laid upon him, and also the hopes and fears that he carried in his heart and that are reflected in the different passion narratives. The idea was further developed for the 2006 Good Friday 'Three Hours' service at St Paul's Cathedral and it is these reflections that have now been expanded and developed into this book. Suitable for Lenten study, either for groups or individuals, the engagingly written meditations will have a life beyond Lent and will bear repeated reading.

Teaching Tim O Brien s The Things They Carried from Multiple Critical Perspectives

Teaching Tim O Brien s The Things They Carried from Multiple Critical Perspectives Book
Author : Elizabeth Osborne
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9781603891639
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Teaching Tim O Brien s The Things They Carried from Multiple Critical Perspectives book written by Elizabeth Osborne, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Tim O Brien s The Things They Carried

Tim O Brien s The Things They Carried Book
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Chelsea House
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9781604138733
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents a collection of critical essays that discuss the characters, themes, and plots of the composite novel.

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried Book
Author : Total Class Notes
Publisher : Total Class Notes
Release : 2012-02-01
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried Book
Author : BookCaps Study Guides
Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
Release : 2011
ISBN : 161042705X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The perfect companion to Tim O’Brien’s "The Things They Carried," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

The Things They Carried Tim O Brien

The Things They Carried  Tim O Brien Book
Author : Glenn Matthews,Tim O'Brien
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9781864780239
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Things They Carried Tim O Brien book written by Glenn Matthews,Tim O'Brien, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Representation of the Vietnam War Trauma in Tim O Brien s The Things They Carried

The Representation of the Vietnam War Trauma in Tim O   Brien   s  The Things They Carried  Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release : 2015-03-31
ISBN : 3656932891
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Frankfurt (Main) (Institut für England- und Amerikastudien), course: War and Literature, language: English, abstract: First published in 1990, Tim O’Brien’s story collection "The Things They Carried" is arguably the work most closely associated with the author’s name and a highly praised fictional approach to the Vietnam War and its influence on those who participated in it. The total of 22 short stories focuses on a squad of young American soldiers referred to as the Alpha Company and touches upon a wide selection of themes and motifs, which include friendship, love, memory, storytelling, superstition and the ever-present elements of fear, violence, death, and the loss of innocence that are tied to the exposure to combat action. In addition to that the portrayal of trauma in the novel has received positive attention from experts (Heberle 178) and critics and helped to draw attention to the role of the veteran in the United States society. In an attempt to explore this particular topic, the following pages will first address the question why Vietnam War literature as a genre did not begin to fully develop until roughly ten years after the fall of Saigon in 1975 and approach the way Tim O’Brien deals with the problematic of speaking and writing about a war that was unique in American history and called for an equally distinctive representation in literature. Afterwards the main focus of this work is devoted to the experience of trauma both during the time and on the site of the Vietnam conflict and in the United States after the war had come to an end, based on its depiction in Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried and by means of referring back to a selected variety of his stories. The concluding remarks will then be devoted to the aftermath of the Vietnam War in the public eye and the development of war literature in the United States after the 1980s.

Truth and Fiction in Tim O Brien s The things they carried

Truth and Fiction in Tim O Brien s  The things they carried  Book
Author : Larissa Pöltl
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release : 2016-09-05
ISBN : 366829075X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,7, University of Mannheim (Anglistisches Seminar), course: In Times of Crisis. Representations of War in American Literature and Film from the Civil War to Iraq, language: English, abstract: In the book "The things they carried" by Tim O'Brien the narrator says that a good war story is never true. He admits that nearly everything in the book is made up, after saying that it is true before. However, the reader learns that not until the 7th chapter, in which O'Brien, the narrator, tells the reader that everything up to now has been invented. Similarly, he leaves open if some things are true or not. Even the narrator, who is named like the author himself, is made up and has no or little similarity to the author, e.g the author O'Brien does not have a daughter, whereas the narrator O'Brien does. Reading "The things they carried", a question keeps coming up again and again: Why does he do that? Why does Tim O'Brien, the narrator, constantly tell the reader that everything is made up? It does not make any sense. The reader just gets confused. In addition to this question, I found myself wondering if there was a clear difference between truth and fiction in the book, namely if you could say this is true and this is untrue and this is certain and this is uncertain. And if yes, was it O'Brien's intention to draw this clear line, or did it just happen by accident? Of course, one cannot know everything for certain and no one can look into O'Brien's brain, but you can make assumptions based on the knowledge you have. In my paper I will focus mainly on the aspect why the principle of truth and fiction is used in The things the carried and which effects come out of that. I think this is very interesting, because, in my opinion, this is the main aspect of the whole book. Someone who reads it will not be able to stop themselves from asking questions in their head. The main process while reading is that you just keep asking yourself these questions again and again and you cannot find any answer to them. My goal, however, is not to find any answers, but to try to explain this aspect truth and fiction as a whole and to examine what it might contribute to describe the Vietnam war.

Postmodernism and the Acoustic Environment of the Vietnam War in Tim O Brien s The Things They Carried

Postmodernism and the Acoustic Environment of the Vietnam War in Tim O Brien s  The Things They Carried  Book
Author : Urs Endhardt
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-03
ISBN : 9783656605638
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Basel, language: English, abstract: During the course of this seminar paper, I will show how O'Brien describes the Vietnam War and its accompanying acoustic environment as a loud and chaotic cacophony, where no clear boundaries and no easily identifiable enemy exist. Thereby, and by the way in which O'Brien employs characteristics typical for postmodern fiction, the novel can be seen as an exemplary postmodern representation of the Vietnam War. For the understanding and distinction of the terms postmodernism and postmodernity I will include a discussion of their characteristics.