Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. A witty, profane, down-in-the-sand account of the Anthony Swofford’s Jarhead is the first Gulf War memoir by a frontline infantry marine, and it is a searing, unforgettable narrative. When the marines. Anthony Swofford’s timely Gulf War memoir, Jarhead, vividly illustrates the lot of the modern Marine. Lucy Fisher and Douglas Wick at an event for Jarhead () Jake Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard in Jarhead () Anthony Swofford at an event for Jarhead .

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Jarhead : A Marine’s Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles

Certainly, the author seems to be inspired by the Vietnam movies he frequently cites, in that the tone of the book can be superficially read as anti-war while in the same breath glorifying the nihilistic attitude of the protagonist.

The New York Times. This memoir written by Anthony Swofford tells the story of his life on the front-lines of the first Gulf War from August Aprilwhile he was a part of the U. I’ve always been one of those girls who’s pretty vocal about not understanding why men choose to join the military; who tries to argue that surely there’s a better way out of whatever it is you’re escaping than fighting other men?


Second, several reviewers and critics have complained about the authenticity of his experiences or how generalizable they are to other Marines’ experiences and about his “whining” tone. Apr 04, Hank rated it did not like it. And yet he relates his experience as if it were the worst hours of Vietnam; it comes off as too overdramatic despite the truth of the hellishness of war. That is a testament to the way most of the military operates today. Well, what would you be doing if you were a civilian?

Jan 09, Tung rated it did not like it Shelves: I liked both the book and the movie. I already told you, it was an accident.

Readers who enjoy war books. I wrote in the margins. This article about a memoir is a stub. Sir, the recruit can’t think while the drill instructor’s hitting him on his head, sir!

First, I feel the book was very carefully organized, perhaps I could say crafted.

Swofford returned to college, doing a variety of jobs to pay his way. So fucking what about the rest of your life, you were a successful Marine! A book about a Jarhead. Rereading of letters from unfaithful wives and girlfriends. Anthony Swofford born August 12, atnhony an American writer and former U.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I also thought the writing was excellent, I just had trouble digesting the crudeness.


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A very valuable insight into the mind of a Marine and the effects war has on the men and women sent into such situations. It feels affected, artificial. We are still in the desert. Published November 11th by Scribner first published January 1st anthpny At least, that’s what been described so vividly by Anthony Swofford.

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To ask other readers questions about Jarheadplease sign up. We get it, Swofford. I work with a lot of military folks and some of them have mentioned this book. Mary’s College of California [10] until he sold the film rights to Jarhead.

Jarhead () – Jake Gyllenhaal as Anthony Swofford – IMDb

Although by being a Marine – which means you got the chance of lots of foreign “encounters” with women all around the globe, depends where you’ll be stationed at – there is still longing for true love for those macho grunts. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Branded Marine Brian Geraghty