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This is not something that you can leave behind you when you leave the battlefield; like old age it seeps into you and refuses to go, reflecting your old skin and the thousand-yard stare from the bathroom mirror.
This is a book written in retrospection, though it loses none of its intensity; while reading it we see a man who acts as if he has just emerged from the war, like it was yesterday.
This explains the tone of his book - very chaotic and disorganized, full of personal interjections; Herr writes as much about himself as he does about the soldiers and the war.
He rejects the role of an impartial observer, and is an active participant in the events that he writes about, focusing on personal emotions and moods - his own and that of the soldiers - rather than tactical and military aspects of the war.
What is most prominent is the absolute lack of safety and certainty for anyone, in a country where the invisible enemy hid in the hostile, unwelcoming climate, and despite being completely outnumbered and outgunned and killed always ready to attack and strike back again and again and again: "You could be in the most protected space in Vietnam and still know that your safety was provisional, that early death, blindness, loss of legs, arms or balls, major and lasting disfigurement—the whole rotten deal—could come in on the freakyfluky as easily as in the so-called expected ways, you heard so many of those stories it was a wonder anyone was left alive to die in firefights and mortar-rocket attacks.
It was at dusk, those ghastly mists were fuming out of the valley floor, ingesting light. The colonel squinted at the distance for a long time.
Then he swept his hand very slowly along the line of jungle, across the hills and ridges running into Cambodia the Sanctuary!
You don't. Conventional journalism could no more reveal this war than conventional firepower could win it , Herr writes near the end of his memoir; he was repeatedly asked by the press for interviews about Vietnam, and to write another book about it; aside from his work on two films he never returned to it, and published only a few other books throughout the years, none of which had the impact of Dispatches.
He died last year, after a lengthy illness, in Upstate New York. According to his daughter, Claudia, he came to resent his celebrity and no longer wrote; converting to Buddhism in his last years.
I hope that he finally found peace. View all 28 comments. Jun 27, Chadwick rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: anyone who can stomach it.
Shelves: memoir , military-history. This is war reportage as heartbreaking poetry. One of the roughest pieces of writing I have ever encountered.
Beautiful, angular and harsh stylistically. There is a wonderfully and terrifyingly immersive quality to this book.
View all 3 comments. Apr 04, Darwin8u rated it it was amazing Shelves: , aere-perennius. I could say this is one of the best memoirs I've read.
I could also say it is one of the most brilliant books on war I've ever read. It would probably be easier, however, for me to just acknowledge I haven't read many books that have the power, the poetry, the intensity, the vividness, the bathos and the pathos that Herr pushes through every single page of this amazing book.
This is a book that haunts you hard while you read it and resonates both the horror of war and the surreal qualities of wa I could say this is one of the best memoirs I've read.
This is a book that haunts you hard while you read it and resonates both the horror of war and the surreal qualities of war and the men who fight it.
Apr 08, Mike rated it it was amazing Shelves: stranger-in-a-strange-land , vietnam , favorites. There are more informative books about Vietnam, speaking in traditional historical terms, but it's the language in this book that has stayed with me- I can open it up, turn to just about any page, and the store of English, with its almost limitless possibility and nuance, feels very temp "Where had he been to get his language?
There are more informative books about Vietnam, speaking in traditional historical terms, but it's the language in this book that has stayed with me- I can open it up, turn to just about any page, and the store of English, with its almost limitless possibility and nuance, feels very temporarily replenished in me.
Perception becomes less stifling and habitual, and opens up Language might seem like a strange thing to praise in a book about the Vietnam War- after all, it would seem that the most important aspect of the book would be essence, the war itself, while language is 'mere' style.
But this book reminds me that the two are not mutually exclusive. It may be that for a writer language and experience sit on opposite ends of a pendulum, and the farther you go in one direction, the farther you can swing back in the other.
The war was unlike anything Herr had experienced before, and it forced him to develop a new vocabulary to describe it. Music also has the power to alter perception.
Throughout the book, Herr describes hearing Roy Orbison, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones; in Vietnam, for the first time, The Doors and "their distant, icy sound.
It seemed like such wintry music But the emphasis on music isn't just idle description. Herr discovers that the desire for transcendence that music may have seemed like an answer to, that desire that he felt as a writer and human being, was also capable of being answered by Vietnam, and that pushed far enough it was the same answer.
I couldn't remember ever feeling so tired, so changed, so happy. Years of thinking this or that about what happens to you when you pursue a fantasy until it becomes experience, and then afterward you can't handle the experience.
Until I felt that I was just a dancer too. And yet when we seek out experience we also give up control, and sometimes the experiences that might allow us to transcend ourselves are not clearly distinguishable from the experiences that can destroy us.
Sometimes they might be the same thing. For someone like Hunter S. Thompson, that was the thrill of it. But for Herr, discovering that transcendence and violence were inextricable meant that life was never the same again, not only for himself but for the world.
Maybe it was my twenties I was missing and not the Sixties, but I began missing them both before either had really been played out. The year had been so hot that I think it shorted out the decade, what followed was mutation, some kind of awful X.
It wasn't just that I was growing older, I was leaking time And yet one of the most striking and honest things about this book is the tone of nostalgia that runs through it.
He realized that war satisfied something in him, that he was not so different from his friends who stayed in California and went to Doors concerts.
As Herr puts it early in the book, …somewhere all the mythic tracks intersected, from the lowest John Wayne wetdream to the most aggravated soldier-poet fantasy, and where they did I believe everyone knew everything about everyone else, every one of us there a true volunteer.
Or, towards the end, "A few extreme cases felt that the experience there had been a glorious one, while most of us felt that it had been merely wonderful.
I think Vietnam was what we had instead of happy childhoods. But what choice did Herr have, and what choice do any of us have? Because maybe we are just dancers, too.
I've often wondered what the rest of Herr's life was like, and why he published almost nothing else. One night a few months ago, half-asleep, I heard his name, of all places, on the Bill Simmons podcast.
Simmons was interviewing Graydon Carter, the former editor of Vanity Fair magazine, and asked him to name the best writer he'd ever pursued but couldn't get to write for him.
Carter responded, A writer I used to speak to, sometimes for almost three hours a day, for years and years, was Michael Herr. He'd written Dispatches , he was one of the great journalists of all time, and he Michael was a wonderful, peaceful person I would have liked more, but he said, 'I'm done writing.
View all 17 comments. Feb 03, Drew rated it really liked it Shelves: the-eller-cellar. I'd never heard Dispatches mentioned in speech or in print until I got a copy of it in a package sent to me from my uncle, who'd died three or four days earlier.
Imagine my surprise when I found it was the basis for not only Full Metal Jacket but also, to some degree, Apocalypse Now.
It's more or less what you'd expect: a war correspondent travels all around Vietnam for what seems to be several years I'm not sure how long Herr was actually there , talking to the foot soldiers and the officers a I'd never heard Dispatches mentioned in speech or in print until I got a copy of it in a package sent to me from my uncle, who'd died three or four days earlier.
It's more or less what you'd expect: a war correspondent travels all around Vietnam for what seems to be several years I'm not sure how long Herr was actually there , talking to the foot soldiers and the officers and anybody else who's willing.
So you get to see all sorts of coping mechanisms and rationalizations and characters, including several who'd go on, slightly modified, to be characters in Full Metal Jacket.
But the book brings up, mostly obliquely, two ideas that are very interesting to me. The first is that the grunts consistently call the correspondents crazy.
This makes sense at first; the grunts are forced to be there, and, given the chance, most of them would leave instantly.
So it's a mystery to them why the correspondents don't feel roughly the same way. He can, which automatically makes it unnecessary. Just the idea of being able to peace out when things get really nasty would have to be a pretty significant sleep aid.
And Herr makes himself look a little foolish every time he mentions how badass he feels, staying there, because he may know what it's like to be in Vietnam, but he has no idea what it might feel like to be stuck in Vietnam.
The second is the question of what exactly it is that makes Vietnam so much more relentlessly horrifying to our soldiers than any other war we'd fought up to that point and possibly any war since.
There are all the obvious answers: they lacked widespread homefront support; the Vietcong were indistinguishable from their allies; success couldn't be measured because there was no clear "front" to show advances and retreats; the climate and weather were hellish; et cetera.
But Herr has made me think of it in terms of broader trends in American culture I'm sure these answers are obvious to some, but I really don't know much of anything about the Vietnam War, or American history, for that matter : mainly alienation of battle, and iconoclasm.
Alienation of battle makes sense. Before guns existed, you pretty much had to either kill your enemy face to face, or maybe shoot him with an arrow, but at any rate you had to be able to see him to kill him.
Even in World War II, you were pretty likely to be able to see the people you were trying to kill. And the key thing there is that your enemy had to be able to see you in order to kill you.
So if you weren't at the front, you could be reasonably sure of not being suddenly murdered. Vietnam was different. You'd fire into the jungle almost at random, wasting thousands of rounds of "suppressive fire," and you'd never even see who you were shooting at, until they were dead.
So if that's the M. Add that to the possibility read: probability of ambushes, and the realities of guerrilla fighting, and you can see how American soldiers tended to be a wreck.
Not that soldiers from other wars came home perfectly well-adjusted, but I think we can agree that the Vietnam War was a bit different. Then there's iconoclasm.
Anybody can defend his or her homeland; defense is a cause in and of itself. That's where the home team advantage comes from.
But if you're going to fight an offensive war, you've got to have a cause. Religion is a common one, as is acquisition of wealth.
Ours in Vietnam was a little shakier: democracy, or anti-communism. That worked well for the Cold War, but not as well for its proxy wars. If you have to come with something like the "domino effect" to explain your war, you're not going to get the kind of fanatical support that you need to win.
From the troops or the home front, I mean. If you don't have a really compelling cause, you've got to have some faith.
And, not that I know a lot about the 's and 's, but it seems to me that America's religious fervor was somewhat lacking compared to what it was during World War II and earlier.
Actually, I don't know why I've been carrying on. Herr puts it way better than I could: " Guys stuck the ace of spades in their helmet bands, they picked relics off of an enemy they'd killed, a little transfer of power; they carried around five-pound Bibles from home, crosses, St.
Christophers, mezuzahs, locks of hair, girlfriends' underwear, snaps of their families, their wives, their dogs, their cows, their cars, pictures of John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, Huey Newton, the Pope, Che Guevara, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, wiggier than cargo cultists.
One man was carrying an oatmeal cookie through his tour, wrapped up in foil and plastic and three pairs of socks. He took a lot of shit about it "When you go to sleep we're gonna eat your fucking cookie" , but his wife had baked it and mailed it to him, he wasn't kidding.
Come on, an oatmeal cookie? People went crazy because they had nothing to fall back on, nothing to believe would save them.
Herr makes this abundantly clear, I think. Recommended for anyone interested in the Vietnam War. By last evening it was clear that we was weaker and had not eaten since Saturday.
This morning I took him to the emergency vet hospital in Sioux Falls. His abdomen was full of blood and he was diagnosed with cancer of the spleen.
Trygve and I drove back his primary care vet in Brookings and he died at noon. COVID was a gift to us. Since the 1st of June he was here with me in The Little House.
Pheasant hunting season opened October 17, and we hunted almost every day until he got sick on January I am so grateful that he, and I, had that opportunity.
He was so well behaved that on the rare occasions I'd need to raise my voice he looked startled as if to say "you yelled at me.
Trygve in the car this morning. Regular readers of this blog will know that for many years past at this time I'd be in Thailand teaching.
Missing that explains, at least partially, the random picture I post from Thailand. Reading in the book section of the Sunday Paper a suggestion that if you can't travel, read about travelling.
Joanne and I once spent a delightful week in The Netherlands. The plan was to meet friends there, travel to Belgium and then to Norway. A medical emergency prevented the friends from joining us so Joanne and I stayed in The Netherlands for the time we'd have been to Belgium.
We travelled for a couple of nights with an acquaintance a ways out of Amsterdam but the rest of the week was spent enjoying the city.
It was delightful, with perfect June weather, great museums, scenic canals and all. When Amsterdam was available from the library, via Kindle, I chose it, thinking it might be mildly interesting.
It has turned out to be fascinating, well researched and encompassing much more than just the history of Amsterdam.
It has tied together many facets of European, American and world history for me. It's a serendipitous book find. Perhaps adopted in the UK from American servicemen c.
Trygve's still lethargic. Saturday he seemed almost back to his old self. Yesterday he'd relapsed back to lethargy.
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