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Orion on the dunes : a biography of Henry Beston

Author: Daniel G Payne
Publisher: Boston : David R. Godine, Publisher, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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In this "first biography of [author and naturalist Henry] Beston, scholar Daniel Payne--granted unrestricted access to the writer's archives and drawing on interviews with friends and family--has crafted a ... narrative ... presenting a ... portrait that traces the intellectual growth and tumultuous life of a vital American writer whose work and thought have exerted a ... pull on poets, naturalists, and novelists  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Henry Beston; Henry Beston
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel G Payne
ISBN: 9781567925494 1567925499
OCLC Number: 909974756
Description: xxxiv, 391 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreground: a sense of place --
A New England boyhood of sea and shore (1888-1915) --
A volunteer Poilu (1915-1916) --
The violence and imbecilities of men (1916-1919) --
Weary of Armageddon (1919-1923) --
A gallant vagabond (1923-1926) --
Orion rises on the dunes (1926-1928) --
Henry and Elizabeth (1929-1932) --
The revelation of the earth (1932-1935) --
The divine consciousness and the soul of man (1936-1940) --
A naturalist looks at war (1941-1945) --
The cosmic chill (1945-1952) --
The minotaur downstairs (1953-1958) --
On the side of life (1959-1968) --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: by Daniel G. Payne.

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In this "first biography of [author and naturalist Henry] Beston, scholar Daniel Payne--granted unrestricted access to the writer's archives and drawing on interviews with friends and family--has crafted a ... narrative ... presenting a ... portrait that traces the intellectual growth and tumultuous life of a vital American writer whose work and thought have exerted a ... pull on poets, naturalists, and novelists alike"--Amazon.com.

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