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The Things They Carried/In the Lake of the Woods

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“Tim OBrien is the best American writer of his generation.” —San Francisco Examiner

With more than two million copies in print, The Things They Carried is a classic work of American literature that has been changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene. It is a groundbreaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. In the Lake of the Woods is an unforgettable novel of love and mystery. When long-hidden secrets about his past come to light, John Wade—a Vietnam veteran and recent candidate for the U.S. Senate—retreats with his wife to a cabin in northern Minnesota. She mysteriously vanishes and several explanations, all of them disturbing, rise to the surface.

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

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This beautiful edition brings together, for the first time,and#160;two works from one of this generationand#8217;s most original writers.

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A classic, life-changing meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling, with more than two-million copies in print

Depicting the men of Alpha Company—Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim OBrien, who survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three—the stories in The Things They Carried opened our eyes to the nature of war in a way we will never forget. It is taught everywhere, from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing, and in the decades since its publication it has never failed to challenge our perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, and courage, longing, and fear.

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In Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf details Clarissa Dalloways preparations for a party of which she is to be hostess, exploring the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a womans life. Paired here with A Room of Ones Own, a masterful and provocative essay on womens role in society, this beautiful hardcover edition will be a welcome addition to the library of any Woolf scholar or fan.
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TIM O'BRIEN received the 1979 National Book Award for Going After Cacciato. Among his other books are In the Lake of the Woods, Tomcat in Love, If I Die in a Combat Zone, and July, July.

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Cristal, July 1, 2014 (view all comments by Cristal)
Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried" is a book that transcends the genre of war fiction. Actually, it transcends the genre of fiction in general. Although labeled "a work of fiction" on the title page, the book really combines aspects of memoir, novel, and short story collection. I think you could use Audre Lorde's term "biomythography" to describe this book.
The first-person narrator of this book (named, like the author, Tim O'Brien) is a writer and combat veteran of the Vietnam War. The book actually deals with events before and after the war, in addition to depicting the war itself; the time span covers more than 30 years in the lives of O'Brien and his fellow soldiers.
"The Things They Carried" is an intensely "writerly" text. By that I mean that O'Brien and his characters often reflect directly on the activities of storytelling and writing. As a reader, I got the sense that I was being invited into the very process by which the book was created. This is an extraordinary technique, and O'Brien pulls it off brilliantly.
This being a war story, there are some truly disturbing, graphic, and violent scenes. But there are also scenes that are haunting, funny, surreal, or ironic. O'Brien depicts a memorable group of soldiers: the guilt-wracked Lieut. Cross; Kiowa, a Native American and devout, Bible-carrying Baptist; the sadistic but playful Azar; and more.
While this book is a complete and cohesive work of art, many of its component stories could stand alone as independent pieces of literature (in fact, I first encountered the title story in an anthology). But however you classify it, I consider "The Things They Carried" to be a profoundly moving masterpiece.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780547577517
Author:
O'brien, Tim
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Author:
O'Brien, Tim
Author:
Woolf, Virginia
Author:
Foer, Jonathan Safran
Author:
Lahiri, Jhumpa
Author:
Orwell, George
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
59 halftones; 12 pages w/ color
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Two bestselling novels from "one of his generation's most deservedly acclaimed authors." (Chicago Tribune)
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This beautiful edition brings together, for the first time,and#160;two works from one of this generationand#8217;s most original writers.
"Synopsis" by , A classic, life-changing meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling, with more than two-million copies in print

Depicting the men of Alpha Company—Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim OBrien, who survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three—the stories in The Things They Carried opened our eyes to the nature of war in a way we will never forget. It is taught everywhere, from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing, and in the decades since its publication it has never failed to challenge our perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, and courage, longing, and fear.

"Synopsis" by , '
In Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf details Clarissa Dalloways preparations for a party of which she is to be hostess, exploring the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a womans life. Paired here with A Room of Ones Own, a masterful and provocative essay on womens role in society, this beautiful hardcover edition will be a welcome addition to the library of any Woolf scholar or fan.
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