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Life and truth of George R. Stewart : a literary biography of the author of Earth abides

Author: Donald M Scott
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : Mcfarland, ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Best known for his 1949 post-apocalyptic thriller Earth Abides, George R. Stewart (1895-1980) spent a lifetime wandering the American landscape and writing books about its geography and history. An English professor at the University of California at Berkeley, the exceptional scholar-author penned some of the most remarkable literary works of the 20th century, inventing several types of books along the  Read more...
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Biography
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Scott, Donald M.
Life and truth of george r. stewart.
Jefferson : Mcfarland, 2012
(OCoLC)761369255
Named Person: George R Stewart; George R Stewart; George Rippey Stewart
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald M Scott
ISBN: 9780786490530 0786490535 1283601621 9781283601627
OCLC Number: 811060089
Description: 1 online resource (x, 236 p.)
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Prologue: Of Librarians and Libraries; I. Wandering Toward Wisdom; II. A Gift of Ordeals; III. The Man Who Named the Storms; IV. Of Freedom and Friendship; V. Emeritus; VI. Opus Perfeci; Epilogue; Chief Sources; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Donald M. Scott.

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Best known for his 1949 post-apocalyptic thriller Earth Abides, George R. Stewart (1895-1980) spent a lifetime wandering the American landscape and writing books about its geography and history. An English professor at the University of California at Berkeley, the exceptional scholar-author penned some of the most remarkable literary works of the 20th century, inventing several types of books along the way--including the road-geography book, micro-history, place-name history, ecological history, and the ecological novel. By weaving human and natural sciences and history into his books Stewart.

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