As the hardreading staff has noted, yesterday’s Boston Globe ran this Associated Press obituary of the great Vietnam War chronicler Michael Herr.
As we also noted, Dispatches is not a novel – it’s a splendid example of the literary non-fiction/New Journalism of the ’60s and ’70s. The AP has apparently recognized that, because here’s their obit as picked up by today’s Boston Herald.
Oddest thing, though: The Herald’s online version has it both ways.
“Non-fiction novel,” eh? That’s new.
Meanwhile, the Globe still hasn’t amended its online version of the obit. A novel approach to corrections, eh?