The Things They Carried (Contemporary American Fiction)

4.12 avg rating
( 173,548 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140147735: The Things They Carried (Contemporary American Fiction)

A classic, life-changing meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling, with more than two-million copies in print

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."

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

‘One of the best war books of this century, an unflinching attempt to illuminate both its obscene physical brutality and the terrible mental overload’ Guardian

‘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

‘Essential...O’Brien captures the war’s pulsating rhythms and nerve-racking dangers...a stunning performance. The overall effect of these original tales is devastating’ New York Times

From the Back Cover:

"The Things They Carried is as good as any piece of literature can get." -- Chicago Sun-Times

A New York Times Book of the Century A Pulitzer Prize Finalist A National Book Critics' Circle Award Finalist Winner of the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger (France) Winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize

"A marvel of storytelling... a vital important book-- a book that matters not only to the reader interested in Vietnam, but to anyone interested in the craft of writing as well." -- New York Times

"This is writing so powerful that it steals your breath. ... The Things They Carried is about more than war, of course. It is about the human heart and emotional baggage and loyalty and love. It is about the difference between 'truth' and 'reality.' It is about death--and life."--Milwaukee Journal

"Rendered with an evocative, quiet precision, not equaled in the imaginative literature of the American war in Vietnam." --Washington Post

"You ve got to read this book . In a world filled too often with numbness, or shifting values, these stories shine in a strange and opposite direction, moving against the flow, illuminating life's wonder, life's tenuousness, life's importance." -- Dallas Morning News

"A book so searing and immediate you can almost hear the choppers in the background." -- The Boston Globe

"

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

O'Brien, Tim
Published by Penguin Books (1991)
ISBN 10: 014014773X ISBN 13: 9780140147735
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11014014773X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
28.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 15.46
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Tim O'Brien
Published by Penguin Books (1991)
ISBN 10: 014014773X ISBN 13: 9780140147735
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 014014773X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
39.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.10
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Tim O'Brien
Published by Penguin Books (1991)
ISBN 10: 014014773X ISBN 13: 9780140147735
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Later Printing. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX014014773X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
63.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 10.83
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

O'Brien, Tim
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 014014773X ISBN 13: 9780140147735
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 014014773X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0930316

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
47.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 30.93
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds