Jim Dodge





Jim Dodge

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in Santa Rosa, California, The United States
March 08, 1945

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Jim Dodge is an American novelist and poet whose works combine themes of folklore and fantasy, set in a timeless present. He has published three novels, Fup, Not Fade Away and Stone Junction and a collection of poetry and prose, Rain on the River. Dodge was born in 1945 and grew up as an Air Force brat. As an adult he spent many years living on an almost self-sufficient commune in West Sonoma County, California. He has had many jobs including apple picker, a carpet layer, a teacher, a professional gambler, a shepherd, a woodcutter and an environmental restorer. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing/Poetry from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop in 1969. He has been the director of the Creative Writing program in the E ...more


Average rating: 4.11 · 3,532 ratings · 359 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
Fup
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,455 ratings — published 1983 — 26 editions
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Stone Junction
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 1,309 ratings — published 1990 — 18 editions
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Not Fade Away
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 444 ratings — published 1987 — 11 editions
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Rain on the River: Selected...
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 2002 — 7 editions
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Baking with Jim Dodge
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1991
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Scattered, Smothered & Chopped
2.5 of 5 stars 2.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2011
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Classic American Desserts
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The American Baker: Exquisi...
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1987
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4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 238 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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“...I don't rightly know. It just ain't possible to explain some things, maybe even most things. It's interesting to wonder on them and do some speculation, but the main thing is you have to accept it - take it for what it is, and get on with your getting." (91)”
Jim Dodge, Fup

“He wasn't the least bit disturbed that his intuition was wrong: intuition often missed, sometimes spectacularly, but when it connected it saved so much time that the spirit leaped forward ... and, of course, there was no use denying the basic human delight in being right the first time.”
Jim Dodge, Fup

“Let's get really fucked up and full of sentimental despair and then finally decide life, despite very heartbreak and anguished cry, is worth each pulse and breath”
Jim Dodge, Stone Junction

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