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A Lucky American Childhood

Paul. Engle


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  • Title:
    A Lucky American Childhood
  • Author: Paul. Engle
  • Description: 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
    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.
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (231 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-58729-059-6
  • Subjects: Cedar Rapids (Iowa) -- Social life and customs; Engle, Paul, 1908-1991 -- Childhood and youth; Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography; Poets, American -- Biography -- 20th century; American Literature; English; Languages & Literatures; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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