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The things they carried : a work of fiction / by Tim O'Brien.
Description: 273 p. ; 21 cm.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 1998, c1990.
41 of 71 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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The things they carried : a work of fiction / by Tim O'Brien.
Description: 273 p. ; 20 cm.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1991, c1990.
7 of 13 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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The things they carried : a work of fiction / by Tim O'Brien.
Description: 233 p. ; 21 cm.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009, c1990.
16 of 23 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
5 of 7 copies available at Melrose.
Summary: This work depicts the heroic young men of Alpha Company as the carry the emotional weight of their lives to war in Vietnam in a patchwork account of a modern journey into the heart of darkness. 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.
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The things they carried [downloadable e-book] : a work of fiction / by Tim O'Brien.
Description: 1 online resource (273 p.)
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1990.
Summary: 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.
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