The things they carried: a work of fiction by Tim O’Brien (Paperback)

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Formato: Livro brochura Author: Tim O’Brien
Ano de publicação: 1998 Idioma: Inglês
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9780767902892

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9780767902892

The things they carried: a work of fiction by Tim O’Brien (Paperback)

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One of the first questions people ask about The Things They Carried is this: Is it a novel, or a collection of short stories? The title page refers to the book simply as “a work of fiction,” defying the conscientious reader’s need to categorize this masterpiece. It is both: a collection of interrelated short pieces which ultimately reads with the dramatic force and tension of a novel. Yet each one of the twenty-two short pieces is written with such care, emotional content, and prosaic precision that it could stand on its own. 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.

Product Identifiers
Publisher Broadway Books
ISBN-10 0767902890
ISBN-13 9780767902892
eBay Product ID (ePID) 1118644

Product Key Features
Format Trade Paperback
Publication Year 1998
Author Tim O’Brien
Language English

Dimensions
Weight 8.1 Oz
Width 5.3in.
Height 0.7in.
Length 8in.

Additional Product Features
Dewey Edition 22
Table of Content The Things They Carried Love Spin On the Rainy River Enemies Friends How to Tell a True War Story The Dentist Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong Stockings Church The Man I Killed Ambush Style Speaking of Courage Notes In the Field Good Form Field Trip The Ghost Soldiers Night Life The Lives of the Dead
Dewey Decimal 813/.54
Age Level Trade
Copyright Date 1990
Number of Pages 272 Pages
Edition Description Reprint
Lc Classification Number Ps3565.B75t48 1998
Reviews “I’ve got to make you read this book…. In a world filled too often with numbness, or shifting values, these stories shine in a strange and opposite direction, moving against the flow, illuminating life’s wonder.” –Rick Bass, The Dallas Morning News “The Things They Carried is more than ‘another’ book about Vietnam…. It is a master stroke of form and imagery…. The Things They Carried is about life, about men who [fight] and die, about buddies, and about a lost innocence that might be recaptured through the memory of stories. O’Brien tells us these stories because he must. He tells them as they have never been told before.” –Richmond Times-Dispatch, “I’ve got to make you read this book…. In a world filled too often with numbness, or shifting values, these stories shine in a strange and opposite direction, moving against the flow, illuminating life’s wonder.” –Rick Bass,The Dallas Morning News “The Things They Carriedis more than ‘another’ book about Vietnam…. It is a master stroke of form and imagery….The Things They Carriedis about life, about men who [fight] and die, about buddies, and about a lost innocence that might be recaptured through the memory of stories. O’Brien tells us these stories because he must. He tells them as they have never been told before.” –Richmond Times-Dispatch
Lccn 98-049677

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