O'Brien, Tim The Things They Carried

ISBN 13: 9780002236034

The Things They Carried

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Tim O'Brien won the American National Book award for his novel "Going After Cacciato". This novel also springs directly from his experiences as a foot soldier in the Vietnam War and from America's trauma in coming to terms with it ever since.

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"'The Things They Carried' is a thrilling and beautiful distillation of everything that has been thought, felt, or said about the Vietnam war and its long afterburn. A heartbreaking and healing masterpiece; time will make it a classic."
MICHAEL HERR, author of 'Dispatches'

"O'Brien writes superbly. One of the best war books of this century, an unflinching attempt to illuminate both its obscene physical brutality and the terrible mental overload."

"This marvellous book…there are few novels of this brilliant kind. Here every sentence proclaims that war does not so much contain horrors as is horror itself."
RUTH RENDELL, 'Sunday Telegraph'

"The war story in O'Brien's hands is brilliant, extraordinarily sophisticated and moving, restless, lucid and decidedly slippery."

"Essential… he captures the war's pulsating rhythms and nerve-racking dangers… a stunning performance. The overall effect of these original tales is devastating."

About the Author:

Tim O’Brien was born in Minnesota and graduated from Macalester College in St Paul. He established himself as one of the leading writers of his generation in 1973 when he published ‘If I Die In A Combat Zone’, the compelling account of his own tour of duty in Vietnam and is widely regarded as the finest novelist the Vietnam War has produced.

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O'Brien, Tim
Published by Houghton Mifflin (1990)
ISBN 10: 0002236036 ISBN 13: 9780002236034
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110002236036

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