The Things They Carried (1990) is a collection of linked short stories by American novelist Tim O'Brien, about a platoon of American soldiers fighting on the ground in the Vietnam War. His third book about the war, it is based upon his experiences as a soldier in the 23rd Infantry Division.

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  • The Things They Carried (1990) is a collection of linked short stories by American novelist Tim O'Brien, about a platoon of American soldiers fighting on the ground in the Vietnam War. His third book about the war, it is based upon his experiences as a soldier in the 23rd Infantry Division. O'Brien generally refrains from political debate and discourse regarding the Vietnam War. He was dismayed that people in his home town seemed to have so little understanding of the war and its world. It was in part a response to what he considered ignorance that he wrote The Things They Carried. It was published by Houghton Mifflin in 1990. Many of the characters are semi-autobiographical, sharing similarities with figures from his memoir If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home (1973/paperback 1999). In The Things They Carried, O'Brien plays with the genre of metafiction; he writes using verisimilitude. His use of real place names and inclusion of himself as the protagonist blurs fiction and non-fiction. As part of this effect, O'Brien dedicates The Things They Carried to the fictional men of the "Alpha Company," contributing to the novel appearing to be a war memoir. (en)
  • Was sie trugen (Originaltitel The Things They Carried) ist eine Sammlung von zusammenhängenden Geschichten. Der Autor Tim O’Brien beschreibt dabei Erlebnisse eines amerikanischen Platoons im Vietnamkrieg, in dem Buch sind jedoch auch viele Metakapitel enthalten, die sich beispielsweise mit dem Schreiben von Kriegsgeschichten beschäftigen. Das Buch erschien erstmals 1990 als Hardcover bei Houghton Mifflin. Das Buch enthält zum Großteil erfundene Geschichten, obwohl der Hauptcharakter wie der Autor den Namen Tim O’Brien trägt. Über eine Geschichte des Buchs, Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong wurde ein Film mit dem Namen A Soldier’s Sweetheart gedreht, Hauptdarsteller ist Kiefer Sutherland. (de)
  • Quanto pesano i fantasmi è una raccolta di racconti brevi scritta da Tim O'Brien e pubblicata nel 1990. I protagonisti dell'opera sono soldati appartenenti ad un plotone statunitense stanziato in Vietnam durante la guerra. Sebbene sia un lavoro di fiction (i fatti narrati e i personaggi non sono reali, pur presentando molte componenti semi-autobiografiche), il libro descrive in maniera molto precisa e dettagliata la guerra. Secondo lo stesso O'Brien, creare una storia tecnicamente falsa ma che rappresenta realisticamente la guerra, invece di elencare semplicemente i fatti senza suscitare nessuna emozione nei lettori, è il miglior modo per raccontare la storia dei soldati coinvolti. (it)
  • À propos de courage (titre original : The Things They Carried) est un roman américain de Tim O'Brien paru en 1990 aux États-Unis publié en 1992 en France chez Plon. Vendu à plus de 2 millions d'exemplaires dans le monde, finaliste du prix Pulitzer, il a reçu en France le prix du meilleur livre étranger. (fr)
  • 《士兵的重负》是提姆·奥布莱恩的一本有关越南战争的半自传性短篇故事集。该故事围绕着越战中美国军队的一个排而写。本书最早于1990年出版。 因为作者坚信他的信念与真諦能通过这种方式更好的传达,本书是一本明显的后设小说。书中很多人物都是半自传性。很多读者在阅读过程中发现本书与作者的另一本回忆录《如果我死在战区,请为我收殓并运回家乡》有诸多异曲同工之处。 (zh)
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  • Was sie trugen (Originaltitel The Things They Carried) ist eine Sammlung von zusammenhängenden Geschichten. Der Autor Tim O’Brien beschreibt dabei Erlebnisse eines amerikanischen Platoons im Vietnamkrieg, in dem Buch sind jedoch auch viele Metakapitel enthalten, die sich beispielsweise mit dem Schreiben von Kriegsgeschichten beschäftigen. Das Buch erschien erstmals 1990 als Hardcover bei Houghton Mifflin. Das Buch enthält zum Großteil erfundene Geschichten, obwohl der Hauptcharakter wie der Autor den Namen Tim O’Brien trägt. Über eine Geschichte des Buchs, Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong wurde ein Film mit dem Namen A Soldier’s Sweetheart gedreht, Hauptdarsteller ist Kiefer Sutherland. (de)
  • À propos de courage (titre original : The Things They Carried) est un roman américain de Tim O'Brien paru en 1990 aux États-Unis publié en 1992 en France chez Plon. Vendu à plus de 2 millions d'exemplaires dans le monde, finaliste du prix Pulitzer, il a reçu en France le prix du meilleur livre étranger. (fr)
  • 《士兵的重负》是提姆·奥布莱恩的一本有关越南战争的半自传性短篇故事集。该故事围绕着越战中美国军队的一个排而写。本书最早于1990年出版。 因为作者坚信他的信念与真諦能通过这种方式更好的传达,本书是一本明显的后设小说。书中很多人物都是半自传性。很多读者在阅读过程中发现本书与作者的另一本回忆录《如果我死在战区,请为我收殓并运回家乡》有诸多异曲同工之处。 (zh)
  • The Things They Carried (1990) is a collection of linked short stories by American novelist Tim O'Brien, about a platoon of American soldiers fighting on the ground in the Vietnam War. His third book about the war, it is based upon his experiences as a soldier in the 23rd Infantry Division. (en)
  • Quanto pesano i fantasmi è una raccolta di racconti brevi scritta da Tim O'Brien e pubblicata nel 1990. I protagonisti dell'opera sono soldati appartenenti ad un plotone statunitense stanziato in Vietnam durante la guerra. (it)
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