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Conrad Richter : a writer's life

Author: David R Johnson
Publisher: University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2001.
Series: Penn State series in the history of the book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Conrad Richter: A Writer's Life is the story of an aspiring writer who failed and then, desperate for money, tried again and wrote himself out of penny-a-word pulp magazines and into a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. Based upon unrestricted access to all of Richter's letters, journals, notebooks, and private papers, this biography offers an intimate account of Richter's personal struggle to achieve  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Conrad Richter; Conrad Richter; Conrad Richter; Conrad Richter
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David R Johnson
ISBN: 0271020970 9780271020976
OCLC Number: 44509324
Description: xviii, 407 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: River to the Sea --
Pine Grove --
A Boy's Will --
Early Marriage --
Pine Tree Farm --
New Mexico --
Early Americana --
The Sea of Grass --
Something for Myself --
Nomads --
Nothing but Christmas --
Putting Away Toys and Pawns --
The Closed Door --
A Country of Strangers --
River to the Sea.
Series Title: Penn State series in the history of the book.
Responsibility: David R. Johnson.

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This work is the story of an aspiring writer who failed and then, desperate for money, tried again and wrote himself out of penny-a-word pulp magazines and into a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book  Read more...

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"Biographer Johnson portrays Richter through letters and diaries as a serious, self-castigating artist, one as worried about his income as his storytelling. . . . Richter's self-doubt and his prickly Read more...

 
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