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Gustav Hasford (November 28, 1947 - January 29, 1993) was an American writer.

Born in Russellville, Alabama, Hasford joined the United States Marine Corps in 1967 and served as a combat correspondent during the Vietnam War. His semi-autobiographical novel The Short-Timers was later made into the film Full Metal Jacket. The film's screenplay, nominated for an Academy Award, was authored by director Stanley Kubrick, writer Michael Herr, and by Hasford himself, although his exact contributions were a subject of dispute among the three and ultimately Hasford chose to skip the Oscar ceremonies.

Hasford associated with various science fiction writers of the 1970s (including Arthur Byron Cover and David J. Skal), published in magazines and anthologies such as Space and Time and Damon Knight's Orbit, and briefly shared an apartment with author Harlan Ellison. A bibliophile, Hasford was arrested in 1988 in San Luis Obispo for stealing nearly 750 books from libraries across America and England. Hasford claimed that he had "borrowed" the works to research a never-published book on the American Civil War. He served three months of a six-month sentence and promised to pay damages from the royalties to his next book, a sequel to The Short-Timers called The Phantom Blooper.

Hasford's final novel, a detective story set in Los Angeles called A Gypsy Good Time, was published in 1992. It received little notice and Hasford, suffering from diabetes, moved to the island of Aegina off the coast of Greece. He died there of heart failure on January 29, 1993.

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Total Books: 12
The Phantom Blooper
1990 - The Phantom Blooper (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780553057188
ISBN-10: 0553057189
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Full Metal Jacket
1988 - Full Metal Jacket (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780436239229
ISBN-10: 0436239221
Genre: Arts & Photography

The Short-timers
1985 - The Short-timers (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553171525
ISBN-10: 0553171526
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Short-Timers
1983 - The Short-timers (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553239454
ISBN-10: 0553239457
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.

1983 - Short Timersfull Me (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553267396
ISBN-10: 0553267396
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

The Short-Timers
1983 - The Short-timers (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553279450
ISBN-10: 0553279459
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Short-Timers
1980 - The Short-timers (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553130201
ISBN-10: 055313020X

The Short-Timers
1979 - The Short-timers (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060117825
ISBN-10: 0060117826

A Gypsy Good Time
A Gypsy Good Time (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671729172
ISBN-10: 0671729179
Genre: Literature & Fiction

UN Chaleco De Acero/the Short-Timers
Un Chaleco De Acero/the Short-timers [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788432245558
ISBN-10: 8432245550
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction