The Things They Carried

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Tim O'Brien
Format
Paperback | 246 pages
Dimensions
132.08 x 203.2 x 20.32mm | 204.12g
Publication date
13 Oct 2009
Publisher
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
Imprint
Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
Publication City/Country
Boston, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0618706410
ISBN13
9780618706419
Bestsellers rank
2,307