The Things They Carried
Score: 4.5
From 1,758 Ratings

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...

A Study Guide for Tim O'Brien's
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

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....

The Things They Carried
Score: 4
From 47 Ratings

The Things They Carried


  • Author : Tim O'Brien
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547420295


The Things They Carried Book Description :

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 fe...

The Things They Carried
Score: 4.5
From 13 Ratings

The Things They Carried


  • Author : Tim O'Brien
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1097632588


The Things They Carried Book Description :

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The Things They Carried
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Things They Carried


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Electronic books
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438114842


The Things They Carried Book Description :

This collection of stories from Vietnam War writer Tim O'Briens paints a through picture of the soldiers' life in the Vietnam War....

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried


  • Author : Tim O'Brien
  • Publisher : Tim O'Brien
  • Release Date :
  • Genre:
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The Things They Carried Book Description :

One of the first questions people ask about The Things They Carried is this: Is it a novel, or a collection of short stories? The title page refers to the book simply as "a work of fiction," defying the conscientious reader's need to categorize this masterpiece. It is both: a collection of interrelated short pieces which ultimately reads with the dramatic force and tension of a novel. Yet each one of the twenty-two short pieces is written with such care, emotional content, and prosaic precision that it could stand on its own. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and of course, the character Tim O'Brien who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a f...

In the Lake of the Woods
Score: 4
From 40 Ratings

In the Lake of the Woods


  • Author : Tim O'Brien
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2006-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547527048


In the Lake of the Woods Book Description :

This riveting novel of love and mystery from the author of The Things They Carried examines the lasting impact of the twentieth century’s legacy of violence and warfare, both at home and abroad. When long-hidden secrets about the atrocities he committed in Vietnam come to light, a candidate for the U.S. Senate retreats with his wife to a lakeside cabin in northern Minnesota. Within days of their arrival, his wife mysteriously vanishes into the watery wilderness....

The Things They Carried
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Things They Carried


  • Author : SparkNotes LLC.
  • Publisher : Spark Notes
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1586638270


The Things They Carried Book Description :

This 'SparkNote' delivers knowledge on 'The Things They Carried'. Including summaries of every chapter with thorough analysis, explanation of the key themes, motifs, symbols and more....

July  July
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

July July


  • Author : Tim O'Brien
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2002-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547523729


July July Book Description :

A “perceptive, affectionate, and often very funny” novel about old college friends at a thirty-year reunion, by the author of The Things They Carried (Boston Herald). From a National Book Award winner who’s been called “the best American writer of his generation” (San Francisco Examiner), July, July tells the story of ten old friends who attended Darton Hall College together back in 1969, and now reunite for a summer weekend of dancing, drinking, flirting, reminiscing—and regretting. The three decades since graduation have brought marriage and divorce, children and careers, hopes deferred and replaced. This witty, heart-rending novel about men and women who came into adulthood at a moment when American ideals and innocence began to fade, ...

The Things They Carried by Tim O Brien  Book Analysis

The Things They Carried by Tim O Brien Book Analysis


  • Author : Bright Summaries
  • Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
  • Release Date : 2019-04-08
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9782808019071


The Things They Carried by Tim O Brien Book Analysis Book Description :

Unlock the more straightforward side of The Things They Carried with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, a series of interconnected short stories set during the Vietnam War. O’Brien was drafted to fight in Vietnam when he was in his early 20s, and he has written extensively about the conflict in both fiction and nonfiction pieces. In The Things They Carried, he tries to make sense of his and his comrades’ experiences during the war, which have an enduring effect on them and are never fully understood by those at home. As well as The Things They Carried, O’Brien is known for his novel Going After Cacciato and the autobiographical account If I Di...

Tomcat in Love
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Tomcat in Love


  • Author : Tim O'Brien
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2011-09-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307762931


Tomcat in Love Book Description :

A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THINGS THEY CARRIED In this wildly funny, brilliantly inventive novel, Tim O'Brien has created the ultimate character for our times. Thomas Chippering, a 6'6" professor of linguistics, is a man torn between two obsessions: the desperate need to win back his former wife, the faithless Lorna Sue, and a craving to test his erotic charms on every woman he meets. But there are complications, including Lorna Sue's brother, Herbie, with whom she has an all-too-close relationship, and the considerable charms of Chippering's new love, the attractive, and of course already married, Mrs. Robert Kooshof, who may at last satisfy Chippering's longing for intimacy. In Tomcat in Love, Tim O'Brien takes on t...

Dad s Maybe Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Dad s Maybe Book


  • Author : Tim O'Brien
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2019-10-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780358116714


Dad s Maybe Book Book Description :

Best-selling author Tim O’Brien shares wisdom from a life in letters, lessons learned in wartime, and the challenges, humor, and rewards of raising two sons. “We are all writing our maybe books full of maybe tomorrows, and each maybe tomorrow brings another maybe tomorrow, and then another, until the last line of the last page receives its period.” In 2003, already an older father, National Book Award–winning novelist Tim O’Brien resolved to give his young sons what he wished his own father had given to him—a few scraps of paper signed “Love, Dad.” Maybe a word of advice. Maybe a sentence or two about some long-ago Christmas Eve. Maybe some scattered glimpses of their rapidly aging father, a man they might never really know. For the n...