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The things they carried : a work of fiction
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Published:
New York : Broadway Books, 1998.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st Broadway Books trade paperback ed.
Physical Desc:
273 pages ; 21 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 5.8 - AR Pts: 10
Lexile measure:
880L
Status:
Antioch High - Teen Fiction
F OBR
Cane Ridge High - Teen Fiction
F OBR
Hillwood High - Teen Fiction
F O'BR
Description
"O'Brien has written 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." -- Michiko Kakutani, New York Times 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.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780618706419 (trade pbk.), 0618706410 (trade pbk.), 9780140147735 (pbk.), 014014773X (pbk.), 9780767902892 (pbk.), 0767902890 (pbk.), 9780395515983, 039551598X, 9780833574862, 0833574868, 9780833574862, 0833574868
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.8, 10 Points
Lexile measure:
880

Notes

Description
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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

O'Brien, T. (1998). The things they carried: a work of fiction. 1st Broadway Books trade paperback ed. New York: Broadway Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

O'Brien, Tim, 1946-. 1998. The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction. New York: Broadway Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

O'Brien, Tim, 1946-, The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction. New York: Broadway Books, 1998.

MLA Citation (style guide)

O'Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction. 1st Broadway Books trade paperback ed. New York: Broadway Books, 1998. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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