Dispatches, by HERR, MICHAELSTONE, ROBERT
- ISBN: 9780307270801 | 0307270807
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2/17/2009
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Written on the front lines in Vietnam,Dispatchesbecame an immediate classic of war reportage when it was published in 1977. From its terrifying opening pages to its final eloquent words,Dispatchesmakes us see, in unforgettable and unflinching detail, the chaos and fervor of the war and the surreal insanity of life in that singular combat zone. 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. Dispatchesis among the most blistering and compassionate accounts of war in our literature.