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Dennis Stovall

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Born at old St Vincent's Hospital in Portland, but grew up on the coast, the west slope of the Cascades, and, mostly, on the dry side in The Dalles, on the Columbia. Graduated from high school there in 1964. Got a BA in Political Science, Honors College, U of O, in 1968. Always writing something, and often printing or publishing. In the service of causes and passions. From '67 to '78, he was a labor activist, working in Teamsters, steel, and construction. In '78, he turned to full-time writing, which lead to publishing. As publishing became one of his passions, especially the ways it could be used in the classroom, elementary on, to bring kids into the literary process in individually meaningful ways, he turned his prose to championing clas ...more

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“I often find that a novel, even a well-written and compelling novel, can become a blur to me soon after I've finished reading it. I recollect perfectly the feeling of reading it, the mood I occupied, but I am less sure about the narrative details. It is almost as if the book were, as Wittgenstein said of his propositions, a ladder to be climbed and then discarded after it has served its purpose.”
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“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
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“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
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message 4: by Karen

Karen If I could be the author of any book, well, what comes to mind is City of Glass, by Paul Auster. However, having written that might be a burden as much as a blessing. For me, it's a very intense book.


message 3: by Karen

Karen Six hundred nine books. Ok, now you're making us all look bad.

(Well, you've given us something to aspire to. Let's put it that way.)


message 2: by Kevin

Kevin C'mon, Stovall. Where are the books? I know you got them hidden somewhere.


message 1: by Laura

Laura Hi! I have read 191 more books than you, apparently... :)


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