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The Book Wat ze droegen
The Author Tim O Brien
The Publisher J.M. Meulenhoff
Release Date2012-11-12
Genre Family & Relationships
Pages 256
ISBN 9789460233784
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Vietnam tijdens de oorlog. De mannen van de Alpha Company vechten tegen de vijand maar ook tegen de eenzaamheid, de angst en de woede. Onder hun wapens en bepakking koesteren ze foto's en brieven van hun geliefde of familie. Aan het front hebben ze alleen elkaar om de rauwe werkelijkheid het hoofd te bieden.Ieder van hen komt aan het woord in deze magistrale hommage aan de mannen die hun leven waagden in een van de meest controversiële oorlogen uit de Amerikaanse geschiedenis.Tim O'Brien verweeft ieder verhaal tot een ragfijn geheel, een subtiel spel van feit en fictie. Twintig jaar na verschijnen heeft dit boek nog niets van zijn zeggingskracht verloren.Wat ze droegen toont op onvergetelijke wijze de onscherpe lijn tussen waarheid en realiteit, moed en angst, oorlog en vrede.


The Book The Things They Carried
The Author Tim O'Brien
The Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date2009-10-13
Genre Fiction
Pages 256
ISBN 9780547420295
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book The Things They Carried
The Author Harold Bloom
The Publisher Infobase Publishing
Release Date2009-01-01
Genre Electronic books
Pages 149
ISBN 9781438114842
Language English, Spanish, And French

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


The Book War in Tim O Brien s The Things They Carried
The Author Gary Wiener
The Publisher Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Release Date2011-06-13
Genre Young Adult Nonfiction
Pages 224
ISBN 9780737761009
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This did not happen is a common refrain throughout the stories in The Things They Carried. Tim O'Brien's account of the Vietnam War purposely blurs the line between fact and fiction to get closer to the truth of what soldiers actually experienced. This compelling volume explores the life of Tim O'Brien and his attempts to wrestle with the trauma and shame of war in The Things They Carried. A collection of related essays explore topics such as the moral complexity of war, writing as a path to spiritual redemption, and the novel's portrayal of gender. Contemporary perspectives on war, such as the need to help soldiers suffering from PTSD and not repeating the mistakes of Vietnam, are also presented.


The Book Summary and Analysis of The Things They Carried
The Author Worth Books
The Publisher Open Road Media
Release Date2017-01-31
Genre Study Aids
Pages 30
ISBN 9781504043762
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Things They Carried tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Tim O’Brien’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This Summary of The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien includes: Historical context Story-by-story summaries Character analysis Themes and symbols Important quotes Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the source work About The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien: A New York Times Book of the Century and Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Things They Carried is a modern classic and an essential work of literature about the Vietnam War. Brilliantly blending fact and fiction, autobiography and imagination, Tim O’Brien draws on personal experience to tell the stories of a platoon of American soldiers sent to fight Vietnam. As they trek through jungles and across mountains, the young men of Alpha Company carry radios, assault rifles, C-rations, and good luck charms—as well as grief, love, terror, and the shame of cowardice. Most of all, they carry the dream of escape, not yet knowing that the burden of memory will haunt them long after the war is over. Taught in classrooms all over the world, The Things They Carried is a groundbreaking work of art that reveals the true nature of war and celebrates the healing power of storytelling. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of fiction.


The Book The Things They Carried
The Author BookCaps Study Guides
The Publisher BookCaps Study Guides
Release Date2011
Genre Business & Economics
Pages
ISBN 9781610427050
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The perfect companion to Tim O’Brien’s "The Things They Carried," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.


The Book CliffsNotes on O Brien s The Things They Carried
The Author Jill Colella
The Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date2011-05-18
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 128
ISBN 9780544184213
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Tim O Brien s The Things They Carried
The Author Harold Bloom
The Publisher Chelsea House
Release Date2011
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages 162
ISBN 1604138734
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Presents a collection of critical essays that discuss the characters, themes, and plots of the composite novel.


The Book The Things They Carried
The Author SparkNotes LLC.
The Publisher Spark Notes
Release Date2002
Genre Study Aids
Pages 84
ISBN 1586638270
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Tim O Brien s The Things They Carried
The Author Amy Stolls
The Publisher
Release Date2009
Genre
Pages 20
ISBN OCLC:639931674
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Truth and Fiction in Tim O Brien s The Things They Carried
The Author Larissa Pöltl
The Publisher
Release Date2016-09-14
Genre
Pages 20
ISBN 3668290768
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,7, University of Mannheim (Anglistisches Seminar), course: In Times of Crisis. Representations of War in American Literature and Film from the Civil War to Iraq, language: English, abstract: In the book "The things they carried" by Tim O'Brien the narrator says that a good war story is never true. He admits that nearly everything in the book is made up, after saying that it is true before. However, the reader learns that not until the 7th chapter, in which O'Brien, the narrator, tells the reader that everything up to now has been invented. Similarly, he leaves open if some things are true or not. Even the narrator, who is named like the author himself, is made up and has no or little similarity to the author, e.g the author O'Brien does not have a daughter, whereas the narrator O'Brien does. Reading "The things they carried," a question keeps coming up again and again: Why does he do that? Why does Tim O'Brien, the narrator, constantly tell the reader that everything is made up? It does not make any sense. The reader just gets confused. In addition to this question, I found myself wondering if there was a clear difference between truth and fiction in the book, namely if you could say this is true and this is untrue and this is certain and this is uncertain. And if yes, was it O'Brien's intention to draw this clear line, or did it just happen by accident? Of course, one cannot know everything for certain and no one can look into O'Brien's brain, but you can make assumptions based on the knowledge you have. In my paper I will focus mainly on the aspect why the principle of truth and fiction is used in The things the carried and which effects come out of that. I think this is very interesting, because, in my opinion, this is the main aspect of the whole book. Someone who reads it will not be able to stop themselves from asking questions in their head. The main process while reading


The Book The Things They Carried by Tim O Brien Book Analysis
The Author Bright Summaries
The Publisher BrightSummaries.com
Release Date2019-04-08
Genre Study Aids
Pages 58
ISBN 9782808019071
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home. Find out everything you need to know about The Things They Carried in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!


The Book The Things They Carried by Tim O Brien
The Author Mary Ellen Snodgrass
The Publisher
Release Date2007
Genre Literature
Pages 21
ISBN OCLC:606892415
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Instructional materials for use with Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. Includes a synopsis a vocabulary test, two comprehension tests, and answer key.


The Book Lichaamskunst
The Author Don DeLillo
The Publisher Ambo|Anthos
Release Date2011-12-22
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789041419033
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Lichaamskunst is een prachtige, mysterieuze en ontroerende roman over een jonge vrouw en een zonderlinge man aan een eenzame kust. Na het monumentale Onderwereld, dat direct werd erkend als een van de klassieke Amerikaanse romans uit de twintigste eeuw, verrast grootmeester Don DeLillo nu met een kleine, ongekend kwetsbare roman. Lichaamskunst is het verhaal van de jonge kunstenares Lauren, die in een groot oud huis aan een desolate kust de zelfmoord van haar man Rey tracht te verwerken en daarbij geholpen wordt - of gehinderd - door de vreemde, leeftijdloze man die ze na haar terugkeer van de begrafenis in het huis aantreft. De man gaat op een verontrustende manier met taal om, en begrippen als toekomst en verleden zijn voor hem allesbehalve vanzelfsprekend. Niets is onmogelijk, lijkt de auteur te willen zeggen. Als je maar durft te geloven. In een stijl die tegelijk glashelder en poëtisch is, vertelt Don DeLillo het curieuze en mysterieuze verhaal van Lauren, die haar diepe verdriet in haar lichaamskunst moet zien te sublimeren om er niet aan ten onder te gaan, en van een man die niet van deze wereld lijkt te zijn en is overgeleverd aan de schamele taal in de wildernis van de tijd. DeLillo bewijst met de roman Lichaamskunst dat hij niet alleen de meester is van het panorama, maar ook de miniatuur tot in groots detail beheerst.


The Book The Things They Carried
The Author Rachel Nolan
The Publisher
Release Date2009
Genre Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Pages 201
ISBN 1602591725
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Things They Carried Common Core Aligned Literature Guide
The Author Oona Abrams
The Publisher
Release Date2013-10-17
Genre
Pages
ISBN 1938913736
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Things They Carried Levels of Understanding
The Author Rita Truschel
The Publisher
Release Date2012-01-01
Genre Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Pages 151
ISBN 1620190230
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Use Bloom's Taxonomy to Help Students Independently Evaluate Literature. Instead of teaching your students how to answer questions about a particular text, help them develop the skills to critically evaluate literature without relying on outside guidance. Using Bloom's learning domains, Levels of Understanding breaks down complex questions into smaller parts and outline the steps necessary for students to develop a sound evaluation of a text. Students will begin with the most basic and fundamental skill, comprehension, move on to reader response, analysis, and synthesis, and gradually build to the highest skill, evaluation. Not only will these guides help you prepare your students for standardized tests like the AP Language and Literature exam, the SATs, and the ACTs, but they will also give students the self-assurance to develop and articulate a personal assessment of the text — a skill that will be advantageous in college and beyond.


The Book The Things They Carried
The Author Ahacan Kanat
The Publisher
Release Date2005-07-06
Genre
Pages
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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. Amazon.com Review "They carried all the emotional baggage of men who might die. Grief, terror, love, longing--these were intangibles, but the intangibles had their own mass and specific gravity, they had tangible weight. They carried shameful memories. They carried the common secret of cowardice.... Men killed, and died, because they were embarrassed not to." A finalist for both the 1990 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Things They Carried marks a subtle but definitive line of demarcation between Tim O'Brien's earlier works about Vietnam, the memoir If I Die in a Combat Zone and the fictional Going After Cacciato, and this sly, almost hallucinatory book that is neither memoir nor novel nor collection of short stories but rather an artful combination of all three. Vietnam is still O'Brien's theme, but in this book he seems less interested in the war itself than in the myriad different perspectives from which he depicts it. Whereas Going After Cacciato played with reality, The Things They Carried plays with truth. The narrator of most of these stories is "Tim"; yet O'Brien freely admits that many of the events he chronicles in this collection never really happened. He never killed a man as "Tim" does in "The Man I Killed," and unlike Tim in "Ambush," he has no daughter named Kathleen. But just because a thing never happened doesn't make it any less true. In "On the Rainy River," the character Tim O'Brien responds to his draft notice by driving north, to the Canadian border where he spends six days in a deserted lodge in the company of an old man named Elroy while he wrestles with the choice between dodging the draft or going to war. The real Tim O'Brien never drove north, never found himself in a fishing boat 20 yards off the Canadian shore with a decision to make. The real Tim O'Brien quietly boarded the bus to Sioux Falls and was inducted into the United States Army. But the truth of "On the Rainy River" lies not in facts but in the genuineness of the experience it depicts: both Tims went to a war they didn't believe in; both considered themselves cowards for doing so. Every story in The Things They Carried speaks another truth that Tim O'Brien learned in Vietnam; it is this blurred line between truth and reality, fact and fiction, that makes his book unforgettable. --Alix Wilber From Publishers Weekly Weapons and good-luck charms carried by U.S. soldiers in Vietnam here represent survival, lost innocence and the war's interminable legacy. "O'Brien's meditations--on war and memory, on darkness and light--suffuse the entire work with a kind of poetic form, making for a highly original, fully realized novel," said PW. 60,000 first printing. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.


The Book Teaching Tim O Brien s The Things They Carried from Multiple Critical Perspectives
The Author Elizabeth Osborne
The Publisher
Release Date2009
Genre Literature
Pages 49
ISBN 1603891633
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Matterhorn
The Author Karl Marlantes
The Publisher J.M. Meulenhoff
Release Date2011-10-09
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789460928949
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Roman die niet alleen over de Vietnamoorlog gaat, maar over álle oorlogen; een getuigschrift van de verlossende kracht van literatuur Vietnam, 1969. Tweede luitenant Waino Mellas is eenentwintig jaar en net aangekomen op Matterhorn: een Amerikaanse vesting diep in de Vietnamese jungle. Vlak na zijn aankomst krijgt zijn eenheid het bevel in vijandig gebied op zoek te gaan naar een Noord- Vietnamese legerunit. Mellas en zijn mannen zullen ziekte, honger, bloedzuigers, tijgers en een vrijwel onzichtbare vijand moeten trot- seren, maar het zijn de raciale spanningen en de valse loyaliteiten die hen ten val dreigen te brengen. Matterhorn is niet alleen een rauw verslag over de waanzin van de oorlog maar tevens een krachtig en universeel verhaal over moed, vriendschap en opoffering. De pers over Matterhorn ‘Sublieme roman.’ **** de Volkskrant ‘Fenomenale debuutroman.’ ***** Het Parool ‘Een literair meesterwerk.’ Trouw ‘Een rauw verslag vanuit de waanzinnige oorlogsjungle.’ VPRO Gids