Conrad Richter: A Writer's Life

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Pennsylvania State University Press, 2008 - 432 sivua

Conrad Richter: A Writer's Life is the story of an aspiring writer who failed and then, desperate for money, tried again and wrote himself out of penny-a-word pulp magazines and into a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. Based upon unrestricted access to all of Richter's letters, journals, notebooks, and private papers, this biography offers an intimate account of Richter's personal struggle to achieve success in his own and in other people's terms.

Johnson's biography will engage anyone interested in the art of biography and in a novelist's act of writing. Admirers of Richter's novels will also find much of interest in his life. So, too, will those who find value in the story of a man who, despite his sense of himself as an imperfect vessel for God's plan for human evolution, lived his life with as much grace, determination, and courage as he could.

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I gasped out loud when I found this out-of-print biography on a shelf in a New York City used book store. (My library system could not get it for me). I wanted to read it to learn more about the ... Lue koko arvostelu

Conrad Richter: a writer's life

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In the first full-length biography of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richter, Johnson (English, Lafayette Coll.) effectively captures the author's spirit, discipline, and achievements. Early in life ... Lue koko arvostelu

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David R. Johnson is Professor of English at Lafayette College.

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