By the Rule: from Close Quarters (A Vintage Short)

By the Rule from Close Quarters A Vintage Short Draftee Philip Dosier tells the story of his war Straight from high school too young to vote or buy himself a drink he enters a world of mud and heat blood and body counts ambushes and firefights

  • Title: By the Rule: from Close Quarters (A Vintage Short)
  • Author: Larry Heinemann
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  • Page: 219
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Draftee Philip Dosier tells the story of his war Straight from high school, too young to vote or buy himself a drink, he enters a world of mud and heat, blood and body counts, ambushes and firefights Then it began fifties and sixties and frags and AKs and RPGs down toward the road where the seven four had parked frags and clays and sixteens on auto and AKs, lotDraftee Philip Dosier tells the story of his war Straight from high school, too young to vote or buy himself a drink, he enters a world of mud and heat, blood and body counts, ambushes and firefights Then it began fifties and sixties and frags and AKs and RPGs down toward the road where the seven four had parked frags and clays and sixteens on auto and AKs, lots of AKs on the south side of the laager by Bravo Company and to the east by the grunts The inspiration for fellow infantry man Oliver Stone s Platoon, this unsparing, excerpted chapter from Larry Heinemann s first novel, Close Quarters, captures the infamous New Years Day Battle of 1968 between the 25th Infantry Division and North Vietnamese Army.A Vintage Shorts Vietnam Selection An ebook short.

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    1. Larry Heinemann

      Larry Heinemann born 1944 is an American novelist born and raised in Chicago His body of work is primarily concerned with the Vietnam War Mr Heinemann served a combat tour in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968 with the 25th Infantry Division, and has described himself as the most ordinary of soldiers Mr Heinemann s military experience is documented in his most recent work, Black Virgin Mountain 2005 , his only nonfiction piece Black Virgin Mountain also chronicles his return trips to Vietnam and his blunt personal and political views concerning the country and the war He has often referred to his books about Vietnam as an accidental trilogy.While serving in Vietnam, Mr Heinemann fought in a battle near the Cambodian border in which filmmaker Oliver Stone also participated Mr Heinemann writes of the battle in his first novel, Close Quarters 1977 , and in Black Virgin Mountain, and it also forms the basis for the climactic battle scene in Stone s Platoon.His fictional prose style is uncompromisingly harsh and honest, and reflects his working class background His second and critically acclaimed novel is Paco s Story 1986 , which won the 1987 National Book Award for Fiction, topping Toni Morrison s Beloved in a decision that some thought controversial 1 At the time, Mr Heinemann s only response to the controversy was that the prize, a check for 10,000, was already cashed, and that the Louise Nevelson sculpture, a gift from the National Book Foundation, was not likely to be returned Paco s Story relates the quasi picaresque postwar experiences of its titular protagonist, who is haunted by the ghosts of his dead comrades from the war These ghosts provide the novel s narrative voice The story deals with the role of the American GI as both victim and victimizer It is interesting to note that ghost stories are common in both American and Vietnamese literature about the war.His third novel, Cooler by the Lake 1992 , departed from the topic of Vietnam and was not very successful, either critically and commercially.Mr Heinemann s short stories and non fiction have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, GRAPHIS, Harper s, Penthouse, Playboy, and Tri Quarterly magazines, as well as Van Nghe, the Vietnam Writers Association Journal of Arts and Letters in Hanoi, and numerous anthologies including The Other Side of Heaven, Writing Between the Lines, Vietnam Anthology, Best of the Tri Quarterly, Lesebuch der Wilden Manner, The Vintage Book of War Stories, and most recently Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace edited by Maxine Hong Kingston His work has been translated into Dutch, German, French, Spanish, and Vietnamese.Heinemann learned the craft of writing at Columbia College, Chicago which he attended from 1968 to 1971 In 1971 he began teaching creative writing at Columbia, a position he held until 1986, the year Paco s Story was published.He has received literature fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts In 2002 03 Mr Heinemann was granted a Fulbright Scholarship to research Vietnamese folklore, legends, and mythology at Hue University.Mr Heinemann is currently the Visiting Writer in Residence at Texas AM University.

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