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Michael Herr (1940–2016)

Auteur van Verslagen uit Vietnam

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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 toon meer 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) toon minder

Bevat de namen: Herr Michael, Micheal Herr

Werken van Michael Herr

Verslagen uit Vietnam (1977) 3,236 exemplaren, 63 besprekingen
Full Metal Jacket [1987 film] (1987) — Screenwriter — 445 exemplaren, 4 besprekingen
Kubrick (2000) 97 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Walter Winchell (1990) 93 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
C'était Kubrick (2021) 1 exemplaar

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#532 in our old book database. Not rated.
villemezbrown | 62 andere besprekingen | Mar 31, 2024 |
The chaos of that war in unflinching prose.
ben_r47 | 62 andere besprekingen | 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.… (meer)
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