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The Resource The things they carried : a work of fiction, by Tim O'Brien, (electronic resource)

The things they carried : a work of fiction, by Tim O'Brien, (electronic resource)

Label
The things they carried : a work of fiction
Title
The things they carried
Title remainder
a work of fiction
Statement of responsibility
by Tim O'Brien
Title variation
things they carried
Title variation remainder
a work of fiction
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 father and writer at the age of forty-three. 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. We hear the voices of the men and build images upon their dialogue. The way they tell stories about others, we hear them telling stories about themselves. With the creative verve of the greatest fiction and the intimacy of a searing autobiography, The Things They Carried is a testament to the men who risked their lives in America's most controversial war. It is also a mirror held up to the frailty of humanity. Ultimately The Things They Carried and its myriad protagonists call to order the courage, determination, and luck we all need to survive
Summary
A collection of award-winning and utterly moving stories about the madness of the Vietnam war.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
ALA Notable Book, 1991.
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047693
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Brien, Tim
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.B75
LC item number
T48 1990
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a work of fiction
Label
The things they carried : a work of fiction, by Tim O'Brien, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D32377C6-F3C1-4BB9-B81B-65BF2B9C67A6
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Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Things they carried -- Love -- Spin -- On the Rainy River -- Enemies -- Friends -- How to tell a true war story -- Dentist -- Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong -- Stockings -- Church -- Man I killed -- Ambush -- Style -- Speaking of courage -- Notes -- In the field -- Good form -- Field trip -- Ghost soldiers -- Night life -- Lives of the dead
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (273 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547420295
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)649958965
  • ocn649958965
  • OCoLC
Label
The things they carried : a work of fiction, by Tim O'Brien, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D32377C6-F3C1-4BB9-B81B-65BF2B9C67A6
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Things they carried -- Love -- Spin -- On the Rainy River -- Enemies -- Friends -- How to tell a true war story -- Dentist -- Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong -- Stockings -- Church -- Man I killed -- Ambush -- Style -- Speaking of courage -- Notes -- In the field -- Good form -- Field trip -- Ghost soldiers -- Night life -- Lives of the dead
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (273 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547420295
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)649958965
  • ocn649958965
  • OCoLC
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