The things they carried : a work of fiction /Material type: BookPublisher: Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.Edition: First Mariner books edition.Description: 233 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780547391175; 054739117X.Subject(s): Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Fiction | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Fiction | War stories, American | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Fiction | War stories, American | War stories | War stories | Psychological fiction | Fiction | Psychological fiction | War stories
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
<p> A classic, life-changing meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling, with more than two-million copies in print </p> <p>Depicting the men of Alpha Company--Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O'Brien, who survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three--the stories in The Things They Carried opened our eyes to the nature of war in a way we will never forget. It is taught everywhere, from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing, and in the decades since its publication it has never failed to challenge our perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, and courage, longing, and fear.</p>
"First published in 1990 by Houghton Mifflin"--Title page verso.
This work depicts the heroic young men of Alpha Company as they 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.
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.
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.8 10.0 57010.
Accelerated Reader Upper Grades (UG 9-12) 5.8 10.0 Q57010.