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Light while there is light : an American history

Author: Keith Waldrop
Publisher: Champaign : Dalkey Archive Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : First Dalkey Archive editionView all editions and formats
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One of the unheralded masterpieces of twentieth-century American fiction, Light While There Is Light is acclaimed poet Keith Waldrop''s autobiographical novel about the myriad ghosts left behind by his family. Born to a deeply religious mother, the narrator and his siblings are led across the US as she searches for the ""right"" religious sect-a trip that ends with her speaking in tongues, and finally her total  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Biography Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Waldrop, Keith.
Light while there is light.
(DLC) 2012049516
(OCoLC)783163445
Named Person: Keith Waldrop
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Waldrop
ISBN: 9781564788382 1564788385
OCLC Number: 883400048
Notes: "Originally published by Sun & Moon Press, Los Angeles, 1993"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; Introduction; A Pilgrimage; Tibet; Discerning of Spirits; The Call Asserts Nothing; About the Author; Copyright; Selected Other Works by Keith Waldrop.
Responsibility: Keith Waldrop ; introduction by Jaimy Gordon.

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One of the unheralded masterpieces of twentieth-century American fiction, Light While There Is Light is acclaimed poet Keith Waldrop''s autobiographical novel about the myriad ghosts left behind by his family. Born to a deeply religious mother, the narrator and his siblings are led across the US as she searches for the ""right"" religious sect-a trip that ends with her speaking in tongues, and finally her total isolation. But no synopsis can do justice to the beauty of Keith Waldrop''s measured, wise, and unembroidered prose, illuminating the fear, madness, and destruction within hearth and ho.

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