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Things They Carried

Things They Carried
 

In this, his second work of fiction about Vietnam, O'Brien's unique artistic vision is again clearly demonstrated. Neither a novel nor a short story collection, it is an arc of fictional episodes, taking place in the childhoods of its characters, in the jungles of Vietnam and bac... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780140147735
Barcode 9780140147735
Published 25 July 1991 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By O'Brien, Tim
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ISBN-13 9780140147735
ISBN-10 014014773X
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 25 July 1991
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By O'Brien, Tim
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 193g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Psychological fiction, Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 - Veterans - United States - Fiction., United States, Psychological fiction, Fiction.
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In this, his second work of fiction about Vietnam, O'Brien's unique artistic vision is again clearly demonstrated. Neither a novel nor a short story collection, it is an arc of fictional episodes, taking place in the childhoods of its characters, in the jungles of Vietnam and back home in America two decades later.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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, <i>The Dallas Morning News</i> <b>The Things They Carried</b> is more than 'another' book about Vietnam.... It is a master stroke of form and imagery.... <b>The Things They Carried</b> 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. --<i>Richmond Times-Dispatch</i>

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Author's Bio

A native of Worthington, Minnesota, Tim O'Brien graduated in 1968 from Macalester College in St. Paul. He served as a foot soldier in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970, after which he pursued graduate studies in Government at Harvard University, then later worked as a national affairs reporter for the Washington Post. He now lives in Massachusetts. Other books by Tim O'Brien include If I Die in a Combat Zone Box Me Up and Ship Me Home, Going After Cacciato, Northern Lights, The Nuclear Age, and In the Lake of the Woods. Going After Cacciato won the National Book Award in 1979. In the Lake of the Woods won the James Fenimore Cooper Prize from the society of American Historians and was selected as the best novel of 1994 by Time magazine. His latest novel, Tomcat in Love (1998), is published by Broadway Books, a division of Random House.

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