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A lucky American childhood

Author: Paul Engle
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 1996.
Series: Singular lives.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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More than any other individual, Paul Engle was the spirited force behind the creative writing workshops now so abundant in America. His indomitable nature, enthusiasm, and great persuasive powers, coupled with his distinguished reputation as a poet, loomed large behind the founding of the influential Iowa Writers' Workshop. A Lucky American Childhood will appeal to people with memories of the small-town America that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Engle, Paul, 1908-1991.
Lucky American childhood.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 1996
(DLC) 95025871
(OCoLC)33361422
Named Person: Paul Engle; Paul Engle
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Engle
ISBN: 1587290596 9781587290596
OCLC Number: 44961008
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 192 pages).
Contents: Foreword by Albert E. Stone; Dedication; Paul Engle: A Poem; Eva; Tom; The Drug Scene; News and the Boy; The Importance of Uncles; Hiawatha and My Aunt Bertha; The Glory of the Senses; The Horse and I; Those Damn Jews; Remember Memorial Day?; That Fabulous Old Fourth of July; Where the World Seems Right and Good --
The Iowa State Fair; Our Dangerous Thanksgiving; Christmas Eve and My Mother's Hands; An Old-Fashioned Christmas.
Series Title: Singular lives.
Responsibility: by Paul Engle ; foreword by Albert E. Stone.

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More than any other individual, Paul Engle was the spirited force behind the creative writing workshops now so abundant in America. His indomitable nature, enthusiasm, and great persuasive powers, coupled with his distinguished reputation as a poet, loomed large behind the founding of the influential Iowa Writers' Workshop. A Lucky American Childhood will appeal to people with memories of the small-town America that Paul Engle describes with such affectionate realism and to all those interested in the roots of this renowned man of letters.

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