• Author : The Things They Carried
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780547420295
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

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.


  • Author : The Things They Carried
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN : 9781438114842
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

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


  • Author : The Things They Carried
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2015-09-24
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780007386802
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The million-copy bestseller, which is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.


  • Author : Tim O Brien s The Things They Carried
  • Publisher : Chelsea House
  • Release Date : 2005-01
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN : 0791081710
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Presents a critical overview of the novel with contributions from Robin Blyn, Maria S. Bonn, Lorrie N. Smith, Steven Kaplan, and other scholars.


  • Author : The Things They Carried
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN : 0547577516
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Two bestselling novels from "one of his generation's most deservedly acclaimed authors." (Chicago Tribune)


  • Author : The Things They Carried
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 077106828X
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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  • Author : CliffsNotes on O Brien s The Things They Carried
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2011-05-18
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780544184213
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Things They Carried, you discover Tim O'Brien's powerful and innovative novel about the experiences of foot soldiers during and after the Vietnam War. Drawing largely on his own experiences during the war, the author creates a fictional protagonist who shares the author's own name, and allows this fictional "Tim O'Brien" to relate disturbing war stories as he creates an indictment against the wastefulness of war. Chapter summaries and commentaries take you through Tim O'Brien's very personal journey. Critical essays give you insight into the novel's historical context, the novel's narrative structure, and the theme of loss of innocence. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of the main characters A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters A section on the life and background of Tim O'Brien A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.


  • Author : Tim O Brien
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN : 0313330557
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Critiques such novels as "Northern Lights," "The Nuclear Age," and "In the Lake of the Woods," while providing biographical information about the author.


  • Author : Tim O brien
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-03-30
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0367276046
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

This collection of seven essays, like the carefully linked collection of vignettes within Tim O'Brien's most popular book The Things They Carried, contains multiple critical and biographical angles with recurring threads of life events, themes, characters, creative techniques, and references to all of O'Brien's books. Grounded in through research, Herzog's work illustrates how O'Brien merges his life experiences with his creative production; he rarely misses an opportunity to introduce these critical life events into his writing.


  • Author : Study Guide
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-11-20
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 1709878339
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 62-page guide for "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien includes detailed story summaries and analysis covering 22 stories, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Self-Blame in Response to Death and Talking as a Way of Processing Trauma.