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The Things They Carried

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

Book Description :

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.

War in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried

War in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried
  • Author : Gary Wiener
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release : 2011-06-13
  • ISBN : 0737761008
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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.

Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried

Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried
  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Chelsea House
  • Release : 2005-01
  • ISBN : 9780791081716
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Presents a critical overview of the novel with contributions from Robin Blyn, Maria S. Bonn, Lorrie N. Smith, Steven Kaplan, and other scholars.

The Things They Carried

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

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.

CliffsNotes on O'Brien's The Things They Carried

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

Book Description :

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.

Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien
  • Author : Patrick A. Smith
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2005
  • ISBN : 9780313330551
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Critiques such novels as "Northern Lights," "The Nuclear Age," and "In the Lake of the Woods," while providing biographical information about the author.

Dad's Maybe Book

Dad's Maybe Book
  • Author : Tim O'Brien
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2019-10-14
  • ISBN : 0358116716
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Best-selling author Tim O’Brien shares wisdom from a life in letters, lessons learned in wartime, and the challenges, humor, and rewards of raising two sons. “We are all writing our maybe books full of maybe tomorrows, and each maybe tomorrow brings another maybe tomorrow, and then another, until the last line of the last page receives its period.” In 2003, already an older father, National Book Award–winning novelist Tim O’Brien resolved to give his young sons what he wished his own father had given to him—a few scraps of paper signed “Love, Dad.” Maybe a word of advice. Maybe a sentence or two about some long-ago Christmas Eve. Maybe some scattered glimpses of their rapidly aging father, a man they might never really know. For the next fifteen years, the author talked to his sons on paper, as if they were adults, imagining what they might want to hear from a father who was no longer among the living. O’Brien traverses the great variety of human experience and emotion, moving from soccer games to warfare to risqué lullabies, from alcoholism to magic shows to history lessons to bittersweet bedtime stories, but always returning to a father’s soul-saving love for his sons. The result is Dad’s Maybe Book, a funny, tender, wise, and enduring literary achievement that will squeeze the reader’s heart with joy and recognition.

In the Lake of the Woods

In the Lake of the Woods
  • Author : Tim O'Brien
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2006-09-01
  • ISBN : 0547527047
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This riveting novel of love and mystery from the author of The Things They Carried examines the lasting impact of the twentieth century’s legacy of violence and warfare, both at home and abroad. When long-hidden secrets about the atrocities he committed in Vietnam come to light, a candidate for the U.S. Senate retreats with his wife to a lakeside cabin in northern Minnesota. Within days of their arrival, his wife mysteriously vanishes into the watery wilderness.

July, July

July, July
  • Author : Tim O'Brien
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release : 2002-10-01
  • ISBN : 0547523726
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

A “perceptive, affectionate, and often very funny” novel about old college friends at a thirty-year reunion, by the author of The Things They Carried (Boston Herald). From a National Book Award winner who’s been called “the best American writer of his generation” (San Francisco Examiner), July, July tells the story of ten old friends who attended Darton Hall College together back in 1969, and now reunite for a summer weekend of dancing, drinking, flirting, reminiscing—and regretting. The three decades since graduation have brought marriage and divorce, children and careers, hopes deferred and replaced. This witty, heart-rending novel about men and women who came into adulthood at a moment when American ideals and innocence began to fade, a New York Times Notable Book, is “deeply satisfying” (O, the Oprah Magazine) and “almost impossible to put down” (Austin American-Statesman). “A symphony of American life.” —All Things Considered, NPR