Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Things They Carried - 20th Anniversary

On the twentieth anniversary of its publication, THE THINGS THEY CARRIED returns. 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.

O'Brien's story 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.
Our AP Senior English students will be joining us today at noon for an online web discussion with Tim O'Brien. Check back tomorrow for pictures.

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