First Edition (first trade printing). The fifth book by the author of GOING AFTER CACCIATO, a not-quite-novel and not-quite-story collection which features the character of "Tim O'Brien" -- foot soldier and novelist. Considered one of the most important books to come out of the Vietnam War. Fine/Fine. Signed by O'Brien on the half title page. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : 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 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.
Synopsis: This modern classic and New York Times bestseller was a finalist for both the 1990 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award and has become a staple of American classrooms. Hailed by The New York Times as "a marvel of storytelling", The Things They Carried?s portrayal of the boots-on-the-ground experience of soldiers in the Vietnam War is a landmark in war writing. Now, three-time Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston, star of the hit TV series Breaking Bad, delivers an electrifying performance that walks the book?s hallucinatory line between reality and fiction and highlights the emotional power of the spoken word. The soldiers in this collection of stories carried M-16 rifles, M-60 machine guns, and M-79 grenade launchers. They carried plastic explosives, hand grenades, flak jackets, and landmines. But they also carried letters from home, illustrated Bibles, and pictures of their loved ones. Some of them carried extra food or comic books or drugs. Every man carried what he needed to survive, and those who did carried their shattering stories away from the jungle and back to a nation that would never understand. This audiobook also includes an exclusive recording ?The Vietnam in Me,? a recount of the author?s trip back to Vietnam in 1994, revisiting his experience there as a soldier 25 years before, read by Tim O?Brien himself. The Things They Carried was produced by Audible Studios in partnership with Playtone, the production company headed by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and the creator of the award-winning mini-series Band of Brothers, John Adams, and The Pacific.
Titre : The Things They Carried
Éditeur : Houghton Mifflin
Date d'édition : 1990
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : 1st Edition.
Description du livre Houghton Mifflin Co., 1990. État : Fine. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2. Hard cover. Jacket has some shelf-wear with slight staining to front. Spine fine. No markings detected. Text bright and clean. 273 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 3934
Description du livre Houghton Mifflin, 1990. État : as new. Looks unread! Expect delivery in 20 days. N° de réf. du libraire 9780395515983-2
Description du livre Houghton Mifflin, 1990. État : good. A good reading copy. May contain markings or be a withdrawn library copy. Expect delivery in 20 days. N° de réf. du libraire 9780395515983-4
Description du livre Houghton Mifflin / Seymour Lawrence, 1990. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. O'Brien, Tim., Houghton Mifflin / Seymour Lawrence, 1990, c1990, 2nd printing, boards & cloth (hard cover), fine with fine dj, 273 pp, 8vo, ISBN: 039551598X, 'As good as any piece of literature can get; it is controlled and wild, deep and tough, perceptive and shrewd', Vietnam War; Literary Fiction; Viet Nam. N° de réf. du libraire 87588
Description du livre Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence, Boston, MA, 1990. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good, Not Price Clipped. Second printing; some edge wear to boards and dust jacket; otherwise a solid, clean copy in collectible condition. N° de réf. du libraire 004825
Description du livre Houghton Mifflin, 1990. État : very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. N° de réf. du libraire 9780395515983-3
Description du livre HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT. Hardcover. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Fiction and Poetry>Literature>A to Z. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978039551598329. N° de réf. du libraire 01978039551598329
Description du livre HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT. Hardcover. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Fiction and Poetry>Literature>A to Z. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 17978039551598304. N° de réf. du libraire 17978039551598304
Description du livre Houghton Mifflin, 1990. Hardcover. État : Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire P02039551598X
Description du livre Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1990. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st Edition. Complete number line. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 Book; binding firm with slight lean to spine and damp stain to top, straight boards have mild bumping to bottom front edge with moderate rubbing to bottom corners; text has minor soiling to edges and to few internal pages. First state dust jacket ($19.95) with no cover design on rear flap and offset to spine has mild bumping and chipping with small paper loss to mostly spine and flap fold ends, 3" scratch to front cover with 1/2" closed tear to top, mild fading to spine with small damp stain to inside only top spine. Under archival quality mylar cover. Photos upon request. Packed well and shipped in a sturdy box. N° de réf. du libraire 93016AE2Sa