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The book of Jon

Author: Eleni Sikelianos
Publisher: San Francisco : City Lights, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With a seamless weave of letters, reminiscences, poems, and journal entries, Eleni Sikelianos creates a loving portrait - and an unblinking indictment - of her father, Jon: a talented musician, a high school dropout, an autodidact descendent of Greek nobility, and, for much of his life, a drug addict. An eccentric visionary, he emerges as a brilliant, irresponsible, frustrating, and ultimately tragic figure. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Eleni Sikelianos; Eleni Sikélianòs
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eleni Sikelianos
ISBN: 0872864367 9780872864368
OCLC Number: 55095973
Description: xi, 116 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: The book of Jon --
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Responsibility: by Eleni Sikelianos.
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Vivid and poignant evocation of a daughter's relationship with her enigmatic, inspiring, and deeply troubled father.  Read more...

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"A wonderful memoir, held together by string, rumour, glimpses of a father - and there is nothing like this father in literature - evoked toughly and with great love and above all art and craft. Both Read more...

 
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