Dispatches is a New Journalism book by Michael Herr that describes the author's experiences in Vietnam as a war correspondent for Esquire magazine.
Dispatches is a New Journalism book by Michael Herr that describes the author's experiences in Vietnam as a war correspondent for Esquire magazine. First published in 1977, Dispatches was one of the first pieces of American literature that portrayed the experiences of soldiers in the Vietnam War for American readers. Featured in the book are fellow war correspondents Sean Flynn, Dana Stone, and Dale Dye, and photojournalist Tim Page.
A friend posted today that Michael Herr just died. He reported for Esquire during the most intense year of the war, from late 1967 through the Tet Offensive.
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41 quotes from Michael Herr: 'I keep thinking about all the kids who got wiped out by seventeen years of war movies before coming . It could do everything but stop. Michael Herr, Dispatches. Not the book you’re looking for?
41 quotes from Michael Herr: 'I keep thinking about all the kids who got wiped out by seventeen years of war movies before coming to Vietnam to get wiped out for good. You don’t know what a media freak is until you’ve seen the way a few of those grunts would run around during a fight when they knew that there was a television crew nearby; they were actually making war movies in their heads, doing little guts-and-glory Leatherneck tap dances under fire, getting their pimples shot off for the networks. They were insane, but the war hadn’t done that to them. Not the book you’re looking for?
Dispatches, by Michael Herr. отправлено 2 ч назад автор JulesMTL. I'm 20 pages in and this book is a masterpiece. Yeah, Herr wrote in the old high style, which was still fairly common in the 1960s.
Dispatches, by Michael Herr. He hadn't been anything but tired and scared for six months and he'd lost a lot, mostly people, and seen far too much, but he was breathing in and breathing out, some kind of choice all by itself. Check out the works of Tom Wolfe and Norman Mailer.
Michael Herr, who co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Full Metal Jacket and whose non-fiction novel Dispatches documented the Vietnam War, has died aged 76. His death on Thursday in New York was confirmed by publisher Alfred A Knopf, which released 1977's Dispatches. The book became a classic of war reportage not long after its release. Image caption Marlon Brando (L) and Martin Sheen starred in Apocalypse Now.
Michael Herr’s unsparing, unorthodox retellings of the day-to-day events in Vietnam take on the force of poetry, rendering clarity from one of the most incomprehensible and nightmarish events of our time. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 30 нояб.
Two men, the Colonel and the Kid, stand by the door watching. Why, Sir? the Kid asks. What makes him do it? He could be sitting safe in London right no. .I don’t know, son, the Colonel says. Maybe he figures he’s got a job to do, too. Maybe it’s because he’s somebody who really care.I never knew a member of the Vietnam press corps who was insensible to what happened.