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The Things They Carried

9780618706419

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Available: 10/13/09
5.31 x 8 · 256 pages
Ages 14 years and up
9780618706419
CDN $22.50 · pb

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Tim O'Brien

On the twentieth anniversary of its publication, The Things They Carried returns to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in paperback, with over two million copies in print.

 


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.

Tim O'Brien received the 1979 National Book Award for Going After Cacciato . Among his other books are In the Lake of the Woods, Tomcat in Love, If I Die in a Combat Zone, and July, July .