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The Things They Carried

  • Author: Tim O'Brien
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Short Stories
  • File Size: 1294568 Bytes

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 p...

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A Study Guide for Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried"

  • Author: The Gale Group
  • Release Date : 2002-07-23
  • Genre: Short Stories
  • File Size: 361665 Bytes

A study guide for Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried", excerpted from The Gale Group's acclaimed Short Stories for Students series. Designed with busy students in mind, this concise study guide includes: plot summary; character analysis; author biographies; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students to help you finish your research in record time....