Dispatches

Herr, Michael

Verlag: Avon Books, 1978
ISBN 10: 0380401967 / ISBN 13: 9780380401963
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Inhaltsangabe: One of the greatest examples of war journalism ever written, Michael Herr s collection of dispatches from the front lines of the Vietnam War reveal with shattering impact how that war differed from any combat theatre fought before. Herr s clearheaded yet unsparing retellings of the day-to-day events in Vietnam take on the force of poetry, capturing the unique flavor of the time and place and finding clarity in one of the most incomprehensible events in our modern era. A National Book Critics Circle finalist and highly acclaimed upon its publication, this modern classic retains its powerful resonance as America finds itself in the midst of another military quagmire.

Review: Michael Herr, who wrote about the Vietnam War for Esquire magazine, gathered his years of notes from his front-line reporting and turned them into what many people consider the best account of the war to date, when published in 1977. He captured the feel of the war and how it differed from any theater of combat ever fought, as well as the flavor of the time and the essence of the people who were there. Since Dispatches was published, other excellent books have appeared on the war--may we suggest The Things They Carried, The Sorrow of War, We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young--but Herr's book was the first to hit the target head-on and remains a classic.

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Titel: Dispatches
Verlag: Avon Books
Erscheinungsdatum: 1978
Einband: Paperback
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Michael Herr
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ISBN 10: 1447275063 ISBN 13: 9781447275060
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Buchbeschreibung Picador Macmillan Publishers International Dez 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - With an introduction by Kevin Powers A groundbreaking piece of journalism which inspired Stanley Kubrick's classic Vietnam War film Full Metal Jacket. We took space back quickly, expensively, with total panic and close to maximum brutality. Our machine was devastating. And versatile. It could do everything but stop. Michael Herr went to Vietnam as a war correspondent for Esquire . He returned to tell the real story in all its hallucinatory madness and brutality, cutting to the quick of the conflict and its seductive, devastating impact on a generation of young men. His unflinching account is haunting in its violence, but even more so in its honesty. First published in 1977, Dispatches was a revolutionary piece of new journalism that evoked the experiences of soldiers in Vietnam and has forever shaped our understanding of the conflict. It is now a seminal classic of war reportage. 262 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781447275060

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Buchbeschreibung VINTAGE BOOKS Aug 1991, 1991. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - 'He seems to have brought to this book the ear of a musician and the eye of a painter . . . the premier war correspondence of Vietnam.'--Washington Post. 'The best book I have ever read on men and war in our time.'--John le Carre.' . . . Dispatches puts the rest of us in the shade.'--Hunter S. Thompson. 272 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780679735250

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Verlag: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977 (1977)
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Buchbeschreibung New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977, 1977. Octavo. Original brown cloth-backed orange paper boards, titles to spine gilt and to front board in brown. With the dust jacket. Housed in a brick-red cloth slipcase, with chemise. A stunningly fresh copy in a slightly toned and rubbed jacket. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to Rolling Stone journalist Grover Lewis (1934–1995) and his wife Rae on the title page: "London - 16 May '85. For Grover and Rae Lewis and for all the gang down at the Cafe Cafard. Best - Michael Herr." The Cafe Cafard gang also included the author of The Short-Timers (1979), Gus Hasford, who wrote his novel's screenplay adaptation with Michael Herr and Stanley Kubrick. Their collaboration was rewarded with the Best Screenplay Award at the 1988 Academy Awards. The film's title was Full Metal Jacket. A few years before Herr had contributed to the screenplay of another Vietnam-set masterpiece: Apocalypse Now. Described by John Le Carré as one of "the best book I have ever read on men and war in our time", Herr's account of the Vietnam War as a journalist for Esquire featured on the 2011 Guardian list of the 100 greatest non-fiction books. Artikel-Nr. 92636

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