Anthony Swofford, Writer: Jarhead. Anthony Swofford was born on August 12, in Fairfield, California, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Jarhead . [last lines]. Anthony ‘Swoff’ Swofford: A story. A man fires a rifle for many years. and he goes to war. And afterwards he comes home, and he sees that whatever. In his New York Times bestselling chronicle of military life, Anthony Swofford weaves his experiences in war with vivid accounts of boot camp, reflections on the.

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Yeah, what about freedom of speech? I work with a lot of military folks and some of them have mentioned this book.

They have this “Hall of Shame” board where they put the photos of unfaithful wives and girlfriends. At last – a movie that simply shows it like it is Rereading of letters from unfaithful wives and girlfriends.

Love you, Captain Skinboat. Swoff’s Sister Dendrie Taylor I’ll take the fucking pills and a year later my asshole will turn inside out and start talking to me! View all 6 comments.

This page was last edited on 11 Decemberat The title comes from the slang term used to refer to United States Marines. I will say that if the reader is interested in the actual combat of a war, Jarhead may not be for them.

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Did he have the balls to die there? And, maybe most important of all, if we don’t come face to face with the yawing void that is war, with all of its tragedy, violence, and futility, we will be too quick to go down that path again and again. He cribs liberally from the jarhfad war-memoir tropes, mixing pseudo-erudite language with profanity, giving us long stream-of-consciousness passages when action is involved, zooming back and forth between his military-base childhood and his present surroundings in the desert.

First Gulf War, as the first major war fought after the end of the Cold War, is an operation, not a war. This book left me feeling that any Marine who wasn’t twisted before he joined would certainly be afterwards, and I hope that that swpfford not true.


Novel Response 2 – Tatiana. Swoffor from ” jwrhead As the scenes unfolded, I found myself thinking ” Cocksucker knew the price of every whore from Olangapo to Stockholm. Literary triumphs usually include some form of angst and evolution.

Okay, Swofford, play reveille. United States of America.

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I found similarities in the honesty of the prose and the perspective of a young man whose beliefs change as his life does. Before he ever leaves for Iraq he says, ” Filmic images of death and carnage are pornography for the military man Come on Swoff, it was your watch! Before they can swoffird, Sykes orders the squad to move upwind. Matter of fact, I ain’t even here, Swoff. A young man comforts his older brother’s wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan.

I served in a different Marine Corps and I feel that the discipline I learned has helped me succeed in the real world. swofofrd

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Return to Book Page. Just…no words for this. In other words, Die for Oil, Sucker! And half the time, he points out jarhwad individuality only to make himself look good.

But in and of themselves, the reading of these two classics — both staples of high school English class — isn’t as impressive as he thinks they are. The biggest thing that I love to point out about this story is that the Marine Corp wasted thousands and thousands of dollars to train the author to be a sniper xwofford then when he got his opportunity to take a shot, they said no.

He experiences one minor firefight in one of the shortest, casualty-lowest wars in modern history. With this in mind, who the fuck am I to judge anybody who has been in combat?

You will get the swoffrd but you will never be allowed to use it. Oh, you don’t think I look good in my uniform, Swofford?

A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And the dialogue was right on.


The killing machine who never actually killed

Preview — Jarhead by Anthony Swofford. He attends his funeral, reunites with some of his old friends and afterwards reminisces about the effects of the war. So fucking what about the rest of your life, you were a successful Marine! Swofford exaggerates in a very sincere seeming way in order to draw the reader to a familiar Vietnam-victimized-unknowing soldier being taken advantage of by the privileged few.

And your file says that you ain’t dumb either. Following the war Swofford was promoted to corporal. I feel like I should say, regardless of what here is true or not true, and how the Marines really are; I depend on the U. Instead, Swofford recounts his own experience in the Marine Corps, first as a line grunt in training and then as a member of the elite Surveillance and Target Acquisition Platoon that is, a member of the This is not an easy book to read.

I have praise for Swofford on his ability and it was good to see a fellow Marine though I don’t know him personally write an account of Operation Desert Shield and Storm. This book would be best for readers with interest in war books, whether fiction or non-fiction. Because as long as we glamorize war, we don’t really comprehend it, and as long as we valorize the experiences of our soldiers, we won’t really be able to even begin to both honor their service and enfold them again into society.

Knowing this memoir’s outline before reading it will allow the reader to appreciate what it is they are reading instead of always anticipating the soldiers fighting, as I did. On the other hand, could one expect him to be? Yes No Report this.