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The wink of the zenith : the shaping of a writer's life

Author: Floyd Skloot
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author of In the Shadow of Memory and A World of Light uncovers a unique and telling perspective on the forging of a writer's individual sensibility in a memoir that explores fundamental questions about how life shapes the creative spirit and how the writer makes sense of it all.
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Genre/Form: Local author
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Floyd Skloot; Floyd Skloot
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Floyd Skloot
ISBN: 9780803211193 0803211198 9780803238459 0803238452
OCLC Number: 191758400
Awards: Commended for Oregon Book Awards (Creative Nonfiction) 2009
Description: xiv, 231 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: I: Home economics for halfbacks --
Going, going, gone --
The wink of the Zenith --
The summer of the vampire --
Cover stories --
Home economics for halfbacks --
II: When the clock stops --
When the clock stops --
Into a Maelstrom of fire: on having a feeling for Thomas Hardy --
Echo lark --
Numbers --
Running after my father --
III: Travels in lavender and light --
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered --
The voice of the past --
Shine on --
Travels in lavender and light --
Jambon dreams --
Flesh and fortune: coming back to measure for measure --
Epilogue: silence the pianos.
Responsibility: Floyd Skloot.
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"A full-color portrait of Skloot's boyhood that rings with authenticity."-Jenny Shank, New West -- Jenny Shank * New West * "A book to be savored, not gulped down but tasted, essay by essay, allowing Read more...

 
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