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Gustav Hasford (1947–1993)

Gustav Hasford was born in 1947, in Russellville, Alabama. He joined the Marines right out of school in 1967 and used his experiences as a Combat Correspondent in Vietnam to write his first novel, The Short-Timers, which Stanley Kubrick turned into Full Metal Jacket (1987). Hasford's second novel, published in 1990, was a sequel to The ... See full bio »


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 1987 Full Metal Jacket (novel "The Short Timers") / (screenplay)

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Journalism: "Five Years Later, The Nightmare Remains Poison: Still Gagging on the Bitterness of Vietnam", in 'Los Angeles Times' newspaper, April 30, 1980. See more »

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His sequel to "The Short-Timers" (1979), "The Phantom Blooper", was published in 1990. Though his two war novels, particularly his first, are considered classics of Vietnam War-era fiction, neither book currently is in print. See more »



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