Song of Napalm

Song of Napalm

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by Bruce Weigl, Weigl
     
 

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“Song of Napalm is more than a collection of beautifully wrought, heartwrenching, and often very funny poems. It’s a narrative, the story of an American innocent’s descent into hell and his excruciating return to life on the surface. Weigl may have written the best novel so far about the Vietnam War, and along the way a dozen truly memorable poems

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“Song of Napalm is more than a collection of beautifully wrought, heartwrenching, and often very funny poems. It’s a narrative, the story of an American innocent’s descent into hell and his excruciating return to life on the surface. Weigl may have written the best novel so far about the Vietnam War, and along the way a dozen truly memorable poems.” — Russell Banks

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ISBN-13:
9780871134714
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.38(d)

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Song of Napalm 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my second Weigl book. The author is obviously influenced by Alan Ginsburg. Blood and soul are dealt with in the language of someone on an acid trip. Throw in the Ginsburg punch .. an obscenity here and an unrelated phrase there, forever lost in space and disguised as genius. It is so predictable. It ain't me. For the guts to express the pain of his journey I give him three stars.