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James Whitcomb Riley : a life

Author: Elizabeth J Van Allen
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this first serious, modern biography, Van Allen not only sheds new light on Riley's cultural significance but also elucidates many aspects of the poet's life that have been mythologized and exaggerated. When he was alive, the general public was so interested in Riley's life that newspaper and magazine reporters throughout the nation sought him out for interviews. With these reporters, his publishers, and his
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Van Allen, Elizabeth J.
James Whitcomb Riley.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607374434
Named Person: James Whitcomb Riley; James Whitcomb Riley; James Whitcomb Riley
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth J Van Allen
ISBN: 0253335914 9780253335913
OCLC Number: 41944740
Description: xii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Prologue: a poet for his time --
A child-world --
In search of a voice --
Rising ambition --
Exploring literary possibilities --
Newspaper poet --
Realizing ambitions --
Preparing a legacy --
Epilogue --
Abbreviations and short title list --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Elizabeth J. Van Allen.
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James Whitcomb Riley was the author of such American favorites as "Little Orphan Annie," "The Frost is on the Pumpkin," and "The Raggedy Man." This book investigates both the reasons for the  Read more...

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