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Michael Herr (1940–2016)

Autor(a) de Dispatches

8+ Works 3,842 Membros 69 Críticas 5 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos

Inclui os nomes: Herr Michael, Micheal Herr

Obras por Michael Herr

Dispatches (1977) 3,202 exemplares
Full Metal Jacket [1987 film] (1987) — Screenwriter — 424 exemplares
Kubrick (2000) 97 exemplares
Walter Winchell (1990) 93 exemplares
C'était Kubrick (2021) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 775 exemplares
The New Journalism (1973) — Contribuidor — 334 exemplares
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Contribuidor — 327 exemplares
Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1969-1975, Volume 2 (1998) — Contribuidor — 268 exemplares
The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism (1997) — Contribuidor — 214 exemplares
Rock Dreams (1974) — Introdução — 153 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of True War Stories (1992) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
Granta 8: Dirty Realism (1983) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Amerika, Amerika bloemlezing — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares

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#532 in our old book database. Not rated.
 
Assinalado
villemezbrown | 62 outras críticas | Mar 31, 2024 |
The chaos of that war in unflinching prose.
 
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ben_r47 | 62 outras críticas | Feb 22, 2024 |
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.… (mais)
 
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BenM2023 | 62 outras críticas | Nov 22, 2023 |
 
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Obras
8
Also by
10
Membros
3,842
Popularidade
#6,597
Avaliação
4.1
Críticas
69
ISBN
85
Línguas
10
Marcado como favorito
5

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