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Literary Reflections

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener has been writing for over seven decades. This book presents Michener's analysis of his own writing and that of his peers--his reflections, remembrances, and stories of his youthful encounters with the era's notable personages.

For any who do not know him, this is their chance to meet this extraordinary man. For his millions of...more
Paperback, 290 pages
Published November 15th 1994 by Forge Books (first published November 1993)
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Hugh Centerville
Requiem for an Old Master

Is James Michener old fashioned? Sure, but he still has plenty to say, not just to novice writers but to all of us.

James Michener isn’t so popular anymore and that’s too bad. We move at a much faster pace now than when Michener was writing and it’s daunting, picking up a Michener book and deciding to read it or not. His books are tomes, thousand-page doorstops, and readable, oh so readable, and once we surrender to their size, it maybe doesn’t take as much time to get t...more
I was less interested in Michener's opinion and encounters with Hemingway than his tales as a student and young writer in Philadelphia. Interesting anecdotes about the Main Line, Swarthmore College, an editor at JB Lippincott, visits to the art collection of John G. Johnson (now in the art museum) and the library of of A. Edward Newton. I was also surprised to read that Philadelphia Quakers in the 1930s were still using the "thee" form of address. The story of Dr. Albert Barnes's (the Barnes col...more
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James Albert Michener is best known for his sweeping multi-generation historical fiction sagas, usually focusing on and titled after a particular geographical region. His first novel, Tales of the South Pacific , which inspired the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific, won the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Toward the end of his life, he created the Journey Prize, awarded annually for th...more
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