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The things they carried : a work of fiction
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Published:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2010], c1990.
Format:
Book
Edition:
[20th Anniversary ed.]
Physical Desc:
233 pages ; 22 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 5.8 - AR Pts: 10
Lexile measure:
880L
Status:
Antioch Middle - Teen Fiction
F OBR
Description

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.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780547391175, 054739117X
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.8, 10 Points
Lexile measure:
880

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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. (20101990). The things they carried: a work of fiction. [20th Anniversary ed.] Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

O'Brien, Tim, 1946-. 20101990. The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

O'Brien, Tim, 1946-, The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 20101990.

MLA Citation (style guide)

O'Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction. [20th Anniversary ed.] Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 20101990. 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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