H. Richard Hornberger

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  • Martin Kich (Wright State University)

A native of Portland, Maine, H. Richard Hornbergerserved during the Korean War with the 8055th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. After the war, he returned to civilian medical practice as a thoracic surgeon in Waterville, Maine. In 1968, M.A.S.H., a comic novel based loosely on his experiences in Korea and written under the pseudonym Richard Hooker, was published by William Morrow. In 1970, the novel was adapted to the highly acclaimed Robert Altman film of the same name, and in 1971, it was adapted to one of the longest running, most highly rated, and most critically honored situation comedies in television history. In that same year, Hornberger published the first of eleven sequels, M.A.S.H. Goes to Maine. …

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Citation:
Kich, Martin. "H. Richard Hornberger". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 February 2006
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