The Things They Carried | Study Guide

Tim O'Brien

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The Things They Carried | Suggested Reading


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Karnow, Stanley. Vietnam: A History. New York: Viking, 1983. Print.

Jarraway, David R. "'Excremental Assault' in Tim O'Brien: Trauma and Recovery in Vietnam War Literature." Modern Fiction Studies 44.3 (1998): 695–711. Print.

McNab, Chris, and Andrew Wiest. The Illustrated Book of the Vietnam War. San Diego: Thunder Bay, 2015. Print.

O'Brien, Tim. If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home. New York: Broadway. 1975. Print.

The Things They Carried. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea, 2011. Print. Bloom's Critical Interpretations.

Silbergleid, Robin. "Making Things Present: Tim O'Brien's Autobiographical Metafiction." Contemporary Literature 50.1 (2009): 129–55. Print.

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