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Michael Herr (1940–2016)

Autor/a de Dispatches

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Michael Herr was born in Lexington, Kentucky on April 13, 1940. He attended Syracuse University, but dropped out to travel in Europe and write. He served in the Army Reserve and wrote for publications including The New Leader and Holiday. From 1967-1969, he was a correspondent for Esquire magazine mostra'n més during the Vietnam War. He wrote the article Hell Sucks, which put him in the forefront of the journalists who were writing on the war at that time. The piece became part of Dispatches, a memoir of his time in Vietnam, which was published in 1977. He also wrote Walter Winchell: A Novel, an experiment in which he combined a novel and a screenplay to tell the story of one of the country's most influential gossip columnists. He was active in the motion picture industry with writing credits for Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Heart of Darkness, and The Rainmaker. In addition, he served as an associate producer of Full Metal Jacket. He died on June 23, 2016 at the age of 76. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Inclou aquests noms: Herr Michael, Micheal Herr

Obres de Michael Herr

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The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Col·laborador — 759 exemplars
The New Journalism (1973) — Col·laborador — 331 exemplars
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Col·laborador — 319 exemplars
Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1969-1975 , Volume 2 (1998) — Col·laborador — 262 exemplars
The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism (1997) — Col·laborador — 211 exemplars
Rock Dreams (1974) — Introducció — 149 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of True War Stories (1992) — Col·laborador — 87 exemplars
Granta 8: Dirty Realism (1983) — Col·laborador — 71 exemplars
Amerika, Amerika bloemlezing — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars


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Sorry, just couldn't get past page 50. The author's style is simply not for me. I found it all over the place. No specific narrative, non sequitur paragraphs and sentences that were simply too disjointed to read. I have no idea why this book is considered so groundbreaking and amazing? Maybe it was when it first came out, but this style of writing is just not for me. I am also reading The Things They Carried, also about Vietnam. This is an incredible book, and far superior to Dispatches. If you have one book to read about Vietnam, pass on Dispatches and read this one.… (més)
BenM2023 | Hi ha 60 ressenyes més | Nov 22, 2023 |
Dermot_Butler | Hi ha 60 ressenyes més | Nov 8, 2023 |
blueskygreentrees | Hi ha 60 ressenyes més | Jul 30, 2023 |
Reason read: it's on my randomization list and it was available on Libby
This is not really a novel but journalism, nonfiction and takes place during the Vietnam War. Michael Herr was an American writer and war correspondent for Esquire. I grew up listening to these stories and seeing the pictures on the TV. Herr explores not only the war, the soldiers, and the people but also the war corespondents that went to Vietnam and reported on the war. He discussed how loyalties of the correspondents to agencies in the US kept them from reporting the realities of the war. This is about Herr's experience in the war so it is a memoir. Not sure how it contributes to the development of the novel except that it reports on the realities of the Vietnam war. It's a quick read but hard to describe as enjoyable with the death, language, attitudes, and behaviors. It's about the men who fought and reported on the war.

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 9 – Dispatches by Michael Herr (1977) | Autobiography and memoir | The Guardian.

Considered a nonfiction novel
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Kristelh | Hi ha 60 ressenyes més | Jun 11, 2023 |



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