Child of Light: A Biography of Robert Stone


      Child of Light: A Biography of Robert Stone
The first and definitive biography of one of the great American novelists of the postwar era, the author of Dog Soldiers andA Flag for Sunrise, and a penetrating critic of American power, innocence, and corruptionRobert Stone 1937 2015 , probably the only postwar American writer to draw favorable comparisons to Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, and Joseph Conrad, lived a life rich in adventure, achievement, and inner turmoil He grew up rough on the streets of New York, the son of a mentally troubled single mother After his Navy service in the fifties, which brought him to such locales as pre Castro Havana, the Suez Crisis, and Antarctica, he studied writing at Stanford, where he met Ken Kesey and became a core member of the gang of Merry Pranksters The publication of his superb New Orleans novel , Hall of Mirrors1967 , initiated a succession of dark hud novels that investigated the American experience in VietnamDog Soldiers, 1974, which won the National Book Award , Central America A Flag for Sunrise, 1981 , and Jerusalem on the eve of the millennium Damascus Gate,1998.An acclaimed novelist himself, Madison Smartt Bell was a close friend and longtime admirer of Robert Stone His authorized and deeply researched biography is both intimate and objective, a rich and unsparing portrait of a complicated, charismatic, and haunted man and a sympathetic reading of his work that will help to secure Stone s place in the pantheon of major American writers. New Read Books Child of Light: A Biography of Robert Stone By Madison Smartt Bell – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Madison Smartt Bell is a critically acclaimed writer ofthan a dozen novels and story collections, as well as numerous essays and reviews for publications such as Harper s and the New York Times Book Review His books have been finalists for both the National Book Award and the PEN Faulkner Award, among other honors Bell has also taught at distinguished creative writing programs including the Iowa Writer s Workshop, Johns Hopkins, and Goucher College His work is notable for its sweeping historical and philosophical scope matched with a remarkable sensitivity to the individual voices of characters on the margins of society.

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  • Hardcover
  • 608 pages
  • Child of Light: A Biography of Robert Stone
  • Madison Smartt Bell
  • 12 January 2018
  • 0385541600

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