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Love and the incredibly old man : a novel

Author: Lee Siegel
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Summoned with cold hard cash and a pinch of flattery, a professor and novelist named Lee Siegel finds himself in Eagle Springs, Florida, attempting to give form to the life of the man who, contrary to popular and historical opinion, did indeed find the Fountain of Youth.
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Fantasy fiction
Love stories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Siegel, Lee, 1945-
Love and the incredibly old man.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608702922
Named Person: Juan Ponce de León; Juan Ponce de León; Juan Ponce de León
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Siegel
ISBN: 9780226757056 0226757056
OCLC Number: 175289979
Description: 227 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Wherein Ponce de León, after his childhood, boyhood, and youth in Spain, is dispatched by Queen Ysabel to the Indies in search of a Fountain of Youth --
Wherein Ponce de León settles in the New World, becomes governor of Higuey and of Borinquen, invents cigars and rum, and discovers popcorn and Florida --
Wherein Ponce de León happens upon the Garden of Eden, discovers within it the Fountain of Life, and devises a plot by which to keep it secret --
Wherein Ponce de León becomes a Zhotee-eloq Indian, lives as one of them in Paradise, and attempts to save them from extermination --
Wherein Ponce de León becomes a priest of the Catholic Church, visits his tomb in Puerto Rico, and establishes Florida's Mission of San Hortano --
Wherein Ponce de León becomes a wealthy merchant, purchases the land of the Mission of San Hortano for the cultivation of tobacco, becomes his own son, and then his grandson --
Wherein Ponce de León becomes a Jew and dedicates Florida's first synagogue for Congregation Beth Mekor-Hayim --
Wherein Ponce de León opens Florida's first theater and returns to the stage to play, among others, Christ, Columbus, Hamlet, an Old Man, and himself --
Wherein Ponce de León becomes an American citizen, opens a yellow fever sanatorium and, subsequently, an infirmary for Confederate soldiers wounded in the Civil War --
Wherein Ponce de León becomes himself at celebrations of Florida Discovery Day, and at the openings of the Hotel Ponce de Leon, the Ponce de Leon Lighthouse, and the Grace Methodist Fountain of Youth Residence for the Aged --
Wherein Ponce de León opens and maintains the Garden of Eden, the Fountain of Youth, and the Ponce de Leon Museum of Florida History --
Coda : 2005-2006 : Wherein the author ends the story of Juan Ponce de León.
Responsibility: Lee Siegel.
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Based on the life of Juan Ponce de Leon - inventor of rum, cigars, Coca-Cola, and popcorn, this novel contains Native Americans, philandering cantors, passionate nuns, actresses, artists, and, small  Read more...

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"Siegel ardently caresses words, relishes their sound and appearance on the page.... Love in a Dead Language deserves space on the short, high shelf of literary wonders." - New York Times Book Review Read more...

 
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