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The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried


Book Overview: The Things They Carried

Look for O'Brien's new book, American Fantastica, on sale October 24th

"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

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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Tim O'Brien is an American novelist and short story writer, best known for his works reflecting on his experiences as a soldier in the Vietnam War. Born in 1946 in Minnesota, O'Brien was drafted into the army after graduating from Macalester College. His time in the service heavily influenced his writing style and themes. His most notable works include "The Things They Carried" and "Going After Cacciato," the latter of which won the National Book Award in 1979. O'Brien's writing is admired for its exploration of truth, fiction, and memory, using the backdrop of war to delve into deeper philosophical discussions.

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