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Heinemann, Larry

Overview
Works: 37 works in 159 publications in 6 languages and 7,172 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  History  Personal narratives  Biographies  Pictorial works  Interviews  Educational films  Filmed interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3558.E4573, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Larry Heinemann
Paco's story by Larry Heinemann( Book )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paco Sullivan, the lone survivor of a massacre in Vietnam, travels back to the United States, becomes a dishwasher in a short-order restaurant, and is haunted by the ghosts of the men killed in battle
Close quarters by Larry Heinemann( Book )

24 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vietnam combat in the first person, in the person of "Flip" Dosier, shorttimer, driver of armored personnel carriers, reaches the point where he "couldn't feel anything in my fingers ... couldn't taste food."
Zinky boys : Soviet voices from the Afghanistan war by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1979 to 1989, a million Soviet troops engaged in a devastating war in Afghanistan that claimed 50,000 casualties-- and the youth and humanity of many tens of thousands more. In Zinky Boys journalist Svetlana Alexievich gives voice to the tragic history of the Afghanistan War. What emerges is a story that is shocking in its brutality and revelatory in its similarities to the American experience in Vietnam-- a resemblance that Larry Heinemann describes movingly in his introduction to the book, providing American readers with an often uncomfortably intimate connection to a war that may have seemed very remote to us. The Soviet dead were shipped back in sealed zinc coffins (hence the term "Zinky Boys"), while the State denied the very existence of the conflict; even today the radically altered Soviet society continues to reject the memory of the "Soviet Vietnam." Creating controversy and outrage when it was first published in the USSR-- it was called by reviewers there a "slanderous piece of fantasy" and part of a "hysterical chorus of malign attacks"--Zinky Boys presents the candid and affecting testimony of the officers and grunts, nurses and prostitutes, mothers, sons, and daughters who describe the war and its lasting effects. Svetlana Alexievich has snatched from the memory hole the truth of the Afghanistan War-- the beauty of the country and the savage Army bullying, the killing and the mutilation, the profusion of Western goods, the shame and shattered lives of returned veterans. Zinky Boys offers a unique, harrowing, and unforgettably powerful insight into the realities of war and the turbulence of Soviet life today
Cooler by the lake by Larry Heinemann( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Nutmeg has seldom held an honest job. Instead, he spends his time concocting and carrying our get-rich-quick schemes. But everything changes when Max comes upon Loretta Spokeshave's grey leather wallet and against all reason, feels compelled to return it
Changing Chicago : a photodocumentary( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paco's story by Larry Heinemann( Recording )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Larry Heinemann reading the first chapter, The first clean fact, from his book Paco's story. Describes the devastating effect of the Vietnam War on a wounded soldier
Close quarters by Larry Heinemann( )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the stripped-down unsullied patois of an ordinary soldier, 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. It is here that he embarks on the brutal downward path to wisdom that awaits every soldier
Larry Heinemann reads Paco's story (excerpts) by Larry Heinemann( Recording )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Larry Heinemann reading the first chapter, The first clean fact, from his book Paco's story. Describes the devastating effect of the Vietnam War on a wounded soldier
Larry Heinemann by Larry Heinemann( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Larry Heinemann was inducted into the Army in 1966, served as a combat infantryman in Vietnam, and returned home "radicalized." Larry Heinemann read from Paco's Story on March 12, 1990, in Los Angeles and was interviewed by Ken Lincoln
Black Virgin Mountain : a return to Vietnam by Larry Heinemann( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1967 Larry Heinemann was sent to Vietnam as an ordinary soldier. It was the most horrific year of his life, truly altering him'and his family'forever. In his powerful memoir, Heinemann returns to Vietnam, riding the train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city and confronting the memories of his war year. Black Virgin Mountain confirms Heinemann's legendary plain-spoken reputation as one of the essential chroniclers of our war in Vietnam From the Trade Paperback edition
Paco, son histoire by Larry Heinemann( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers uncensored. the ubiquitous front line ; Czesław Miłosz : the sweep of time( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with poets on their works and selves, with each poet reading from his own works
Agent Orange Roman by Larry Heinemann( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Virgin Mountain by Larry Heinemann( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Book Award-winning author of Pacoand the ghosts he encounters on his return 30 years later. In 1966 just as the American military buildup in Vietnam was going into overdrive a working-class 22-year-old from Chicago was drafted into the army. Larry Heinemann served one year of combat duty with the 25th Infantry Division most of it in the vicinity of Cu Chi. It was the most horrific and consequential year of his life and it served as the raw material for his two classic war novels Close Quarters and Paco's Story. The memoir chronicles a 1992 railway journey Heinemann took from Hanoi to HoChi Minh City as the guest of the Vietnam Writers' Association. Along the way he encounters Vietnamese war veterans and views sites that trigger powerful memories. His journey ends with a crawl through the tunnels of Cu Chi and a climb up the sacred mountain that is this book's namesake. A work of mourning and an act of reconciliation Black Virgin Mountain considers the psychic costs of awar that is still taking its toll
Postcards from the attic( Recording )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illinois reads : talks with Illinois authors, #19 : Larry Heinemann and Don Bodey( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion with the Illinois author Larry Heinemann and Don Bodey
Audio by Blue Man Group( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instrumental popular and rock music featuring home-made percussion instruments accompanied in part by electric guitars and other instruments
Land falls by Springhouse (Musical group)( Recording )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lannan literary videos( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interviews with and readings by contemporary poets
Study of Indian policy by Larry Heinemann( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Heinemann, Larry C. 1944-

Larry Heinemann Amerikaans schrijver

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Close quartersCooler by the lakePaco's storyClose quartersBlack Virgin Mountain : a return to VietnamWriting Vietnam, writing life : Caputo, Heinemann, O'Brien, ButlerBlack Virgin Mountain