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|Named Person:||Joseph Blotner; Joseph Blotner; Joseph Leo Blotner|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||xi, 295 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||The real thing --
The sixth mission --
The turn of the year --
The end of the road --
Return and reentry --
Getting on with life --
Resetting the compass --
Beginning the climb --
Is that all there is? --
Heading west --
The university and Mr. Faulkner --
Moving between worlds --
In pursuit of Faulkner --
Professional joy and private woe --
Have lecture, will travel --
Magic carpet --
The USSR, Rome, home --
Ending and beginnings --
View from Lookout Mountain.
"Blotner recounts his early years and studies, his ordeals as a Flying Fortress bombardier who was shot down, his harrowing time as a German prisoner of war, and the career trajectory that took him from testing Surf detergent commercials to succeeding in publishing and academia. He offers a riveting and remarkably clear-eyed view of Faulkner, with whom he developed a close friendship. Faulkner appears here in a new light, as a private man judging track meets, dining with friends, and falling in love with an aspiring writer from Tennessee."
"An Unexpected Life goes on to narrate Blotner's international travels, the death of his wife, and his remarriage. At each turn, Blotner introduces the diverse individuals he has met, measuring his years against the historical backdrop, including the cold war. The result is an autobiography that encompasses passion as well as privation, comedy as well as drama."--Jacket.
- Blotner, Joseph, -- 1923-2012.
- Literary historians -- United States -- Biography.
- English teachers -- United States -- Biography.
- Biographers -- United States -- Biography.
- Critics -- United States -- Biography.
- Blotner, Joseph, -- 1923-2012
- English teachers.
- Literary historians.
- United States.
- Blotner, Joseph Leo.