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The effects of Knut Hamsun on a Fresno boy : recollections and short essays

Author: Gary Soto
Publisher: New York : Persea Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Only the most assured essayist dares to explore the everyday world we all inhabit yet so rarely truly see, to render seemingly mundane moments into prose that is sweetly sharp and full of wonder. The author is one such writer. In narratives that are tender or outrageous, delirious with joy or touched by heartbreak, he falls in love, picks up hitchhikers, uses his wits to solve the hunger of stray dogs, and discovers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Gary Soto; Gary Soto
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Soto
ISBN: 0892552549 9780892552542
OCLC Number: 44777302
Notes: "A Karen and Michael Braziller book."
Description: xi, 205 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The Girl on the Can of Peas --
The Jacket --
The Arts --
Left Hand, Right Hand --
Animals All Around --
Oranges and the Christmas Dog --
Like Mexicans --
First Love --
Secrets --
Money --
Finding a Wife --
Colors --
Going Back --
June --
Blue --
Waiting --
White Blossoms --
This Man (1) --
My Nephew --
On Our Own --
Pets --
Taking Notice --
Evening Walk --
Dining in Fresno --
The Concert --
Canary, Cat, and Dog --
The Young Poet Under a Tree --
The Man on the Floor --
To Be a Man --
This Is Who We Are --
Expecting Friends --
Pulling a Cart --
Ziggy --
This Man (2) --
Piedra --
Fire --
Moving Around --
Listening Up --
One Thing After Another --
The Talking Heads --
Moses --
Guess Work --
Night Sitting --
Saying Things --
The Childhood Worries, or Why I Became a Writer --
The Effects of Knut Hamsun on a Fresno Boy --
Getting It Done --
Who Is Your Reader?
Responsibility: by Gary Soto.
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Only the most assured essayist dares to explore the everyday world we all inhabit yet so rarely truly see, to render seemingly mundane moments into prose that is sweetly sharp and full of wonder. The author is one such writer. In narratives that are tender or outrageous, delirious with joy or touched by heartbreak, he falls in love, picks up hitchhikers, uses his wits to solve the hunger of stray dogs, and discovers the writing life.

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