The Things He Carried

e carried the sins of the world. He carried the harsh words that I reserve for those I love most. He carried the bruising resentfulness of my pride. He carried every one of the petty excuses that I use to defend myself.


Author: Stephen Cottrell

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 9780281062928

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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The inspiration for this series of reflections initially came from Tim O Brien's collection of short stories reflecting on his time in Vietnam called The Things They Carried. In these stories we don't just hear about the physical things that the soldiers carry, but also their terrors and dreams. The author has taken this idea and applied it to the Passion, focussing on the things that Jesus carried: not just the cross itself, but the crown of thorns he was forced to wear, the seamless robe that was taken from him, the other burdens that we laid upon him, and also the hopes and fears that he carried in his heart and that are reflected in the different passion narratives. The idea was further developed for the 2006 Good Friday 'Three Hours' service at St Paul's Cathedral and it is these reflections that have now been expanded and developed into this book. Suitable for Lenten study, either for groups or individuals, the engagingly written meditations will have a life beyond Lent and will bear repeated reading.


He was looking for an external manifestation of something that existed inside him. ... He carried on as if he were still present, but Reinhart couldn't decide which distraction he resented more: Giovanni or the curtain that slowly ...


Author: Andre Alexis

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 9780771008047

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Alexis’s long-awaited second novel follows his award-winning Childhood. Set in Ottawa during the Mulroney years, Asylum is André Alexis’s sweeping, edged-in-satire, yet deeply serious tale of intertwined lives and fortunes, of politics and vain ambition, of the building of a magnificent prison, of human fallibility, of the search for refuge, of the impossibility of love, and of finding home. Whether he is taking us into the machinations of a government office or into the mysterious workings of the human heart, Alexis is always alert to the humour and the profound truth of any situation. His cast of characters is eccentric and unforgettable, all recognizable in one way or another as aspects of ourselves or people we know well. At the centre of the story, which covers almost a decade, is a visionary project to build an ideal prison, a perfect metaphor for the purest aspects of artistic ambition and for all that is great and flawed in the world. André Alexis is a true original, one of the most talented and astute writers writing in Canada today. This dazzling novel is filled with tragedy, dry wit, intellectual grist. It is playful, linguistically accomplished, and psychologically profound. Its yearnings constitute the highest level of human concerns and pursuits. Alexis has written The Great Canadian Novel, with a twist.

The Things They Carried

One of the best war books of this century, an unflinching attempt to illuminate both its obscene physical brutality and the terrible mental overload."GUARDIAN "This marvellous book...there are few novels of this brilliant kind.


Author: Tim O'Brien

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780006543947

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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A collection of award-winning and utterly moving stories about the madness of the Vietnam war.

Tim O Brien

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1 The Things He Carries: "Fractured Love Stories"--2 The Thing He Carried and the War Stories He Tells -- 3 ...


Author: Tobey C. Herzog

Publisher: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

ISBN: 1138552011


Page: 210

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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1 The Things He Carries: "Fractured Love Stories"--2 The Thing He Carried and the War Stories He Tells -- 3 Siegfried Sassoon and Tim O'Brien: Good Soldiers Fighting and Writing Unholy Wars -- 4 Tim O'Brien's Creative Rotary and "True Lies " -- 5 Tim O'Brien's Best Novel : Emerging Authors, Accidental Tourists, and Existential Guides -- 6 Footnotes and Quotes: Tracking the Elusive Tim O'Brien in In the Lake of the Woods -- 7 The Wars of the Living and the Final Fractured Love Stories: July, July -- Bibliography -- Index

Edwin s jests humours frolics and bonmots containing all the good things he has said and done in his whole life being the richest and best mental feast ever offered to the public interspersed with many occasional traits of several eminent persons in England and Ireland etc

Every thing was carried on with profound se :cresy , and he planted himseif at the top of the garret stairs with a loaded gun : -- By and by the facetious lover arrives , and having spent fome time in amorous dalliance , and no less ...


Author: John EDWIN


ISBN: BL:A0019543625


Page: 60

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Things He Wrote for Her

He could turn any conversation into an exhibition of his illtimed humour and unfunny jokes. He wasn't a funny guy at all. ... He could never recognise whether people were laughing at him or with him. ... that he carried with him.


Author: Nikhil Kumar

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781637815267

Category: Fiction

Page: 110

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It took him a while to find her, but he eventually did. She was more than just a muse, more than just a lover or a partner. He found out within a few days of meeting her that she was what he had been searching for his whole life. When he told her how he felt, on a New Year’s Eve, he felt her stiffen and suppress a gasp. It took her a few more days to return the compliment, but he knew she would. Things He Wrote For Her is a collection of some of the stories that he wrote for her almost every day. It was his way of letting her know that she was the most important person in his life. She didn’t like all of them, loved a few and hated a couple, but each time he would write for her, she would feel like the world had stopped just for her. She felt his love in every word. Some of the stories were silly, intended to make her roll her eyes and throw them away; some of them were love letters, intended to make her blush; and a few of them were stories that were intended to make her shiver with fright, jump with joy, or laugh out loud. These are the stories he wrote for her.

The Lock and Key Library

Then , turning his pockets inside out to make sure there was nothing left in them , he carried the things to a corner of the room . Just there , the paper was hanging loose from the wall ; he bent down and commenced to stuff all the ...


Author: Julian Hawthorne


ISBN: NYPL:33433082520135

Category: Detective and mystery stories


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Diláwar Khán lived all his life on the proceeds of the things he carried away with the ķila'dar's permission , and at his death he left a house and a pot full of gold coins . Nawab Ahmad Khán returned to Farrukhábád with great splendour ...


Author: Asiatic Society (Calcutta, India)


ISBN: STANFORD:36105010193964

Category: Asia


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