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Farewell : a memoir of a Texas childhood

Author: Horton Foote
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In his plays and films, Foote has returned over and over again to Wharton, Texas, where he was born and where he lives, once again, in the house in which he grew up. Now for the first time, in Farewell, Foote turns to prose to tell his own story and the stories of the real people who have inspired his characters." "Foote beautifully maintains the child's-eye view, so that we gradually discover, as did he, that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Horton Foote; Horton Foote; Jim (memorial) by Luther & Marilyn Brewer McCracken; Horton Foote
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Horton Foote
ISBN: 0684844397 9780684844398
OCLC Number: 40632741
Description: 287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Horton Foote.

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"In his plays and films, Foote has returned over and over again to Wharton, Texas, where he was born and where he lives, once again, in the house in which he grew up. Now for the first time, in Farewell, Foote turns to prose to tell his own story and the stories of the real people who have inspired his characters." "Foote beautifully maintains the child's-eye view, so that we gradually discover, as did he, that something was wrong with his Brooks uncles, that none of them proved able to keep a job or stay married or quit drinking. We see his growing understanding of all sorts of trouble - poverty, racism, injustice, martial strife, depression and fear. His memoir is both a celebration of the immense importance of community in our earlier history and evidence that even a strong community cannot save a lost soul."--Jacket.

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