Prologue Recap: "The Things They Carried" Book Discussion
Recap: Enjoy this audio clip from the discussion with Rebecca Lee and Ben Steelman. The two writers offer unique, informed insights into the award winning book The Things They Carried. They Draw connections to other prominent works of literature and help put the work into literary and social perspective:
Join Ben Steelman of StarNews and award winning author Rebecca Lee (author Tim O'Brien not present) for a lively discussion of The Things They Carried, 2014's Big Read of Wilmington selection.
January 13th, 7-8pm
in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery
254 N. Front Street, Third Floor
About The Things They Carried:
They carried malaria tablets, love letters, 28-pound mine detectors, dope, illustrated Bibles, each other. And, if they made it home alive, they carried unrelenting images of a nightmarish war that history is only beginning to absorb. Since it was first published, The Things They Carried has become an unparalleled Vietnam testament, a classic work of American literature and a profound study of men at war that illuminates the capacity, and the limits, of the human heart and soul. (Description Credit: Westview Press via Random House)
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