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Black Mountain Days
In Black Mountain Days, Michael Rumaker has written a touching, poetic memoir of Black Mountain College from 1952 to 1956. What were for the college its final four years were for Rumaker a sequence of journeys of creative and personal discovery that
Paperback, 542 pages
Published September 15th 2003 by Black Mountain Press
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Most of the literature on Black Mountain focuses on trumpeting its prestige, often becoming a long list of the famous names who were involved in the school. Rumaker's narrative is far more personal, and, in my opinion, does a much better job than most books in describing what was really special about the school. In his time, BMC is in rapid, often heartbreaking decline, but, shabby though the setting may be, Rumaker argues that the artistic, communal, and emotional benefits to both faculty and s ...more