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The Resource The things they carried : a work of fiction, by Tim O'Brien

The things they carried : a work of fiction, by Tim O'Brien

Label
The things they carried : a work of fiction
Title
The things they carried
Title remainder
a work of fiction
Statement of responsibility
by Tim O'Brien
Title variation
things they carried
Title variation remainder
a work of fiction
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
A collection of award-winning and utterly moving stories about the madness of the Vietnam war.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1991.
  • YALSA 100 Best Books, 1950-2000
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
047693
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.B75
LC item number
T48 2009
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a work of fiction
Label
The things they carried : a work of fiction, by Tim O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in 1990 by Houghton Mifflin" -- T.p. verso
Contents
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
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Mariner Books edition.
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780618706419
Lccn
2009029928
System control number
  • (OCoLC)422760833
  • (OCoLC)ocn422760833
  • 323096
Label
The things they carried : a work of fiction, by Tim O'Brien
Publication
Note
"First published in 1990 by Houghton Mifflin" -- T.p. verso
Contents
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
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Mariner Books edition.
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780618706419
Lccn
2009029928
System control number
  • (OCoLC)422760833
  • (OCoLC)ocn422760833
  • 323096

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