The Resource A moveable famine, John Skoyles, (electronic resource)

A moveable famine, John Skoyles, (electronic resource)

Label
A moveable famine
Title
A moveable famine
Statement of responsibility
John Skoyles
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Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of a boy from working class Queens who discovers poetry, an unlikely obsession that leads him from a Jesuit college's all male, sex-starved campus to the St. Mark's Poetry Project, and then to the Iowa Writers Workshop. He makes up for his previous lack of romance while at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and goes on to teach at two colleges, with a stay at Yaddo in between. John crosses paths with Raymond Carver, Robert Creeley and John Cheever and receives guidance from mentors like Stanley Kunitz and strangers like Allen Ginsberg. A Moveable Famine is ultimately the portrait of an individual and an age. Above all it is a book about identity
Summary
This is the story of a boy from working class Queens who discovers poetry, an unlikely obsession that leads him from a Jesuit college's all male, sex-starved campus to the St. Mark's Poetry Project, and then to the Iowa Writers Workshop. He makes up for his previous lack of romance while at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and goes on to teach at two colleges, with a stay at Yaddo in between. John crosses paths with Raymond Carver, Robert Creeley and John Cheever, and receives guidance from mentors like Stanley Kunitz and strangers like Allen Ginsberg. A Moveable Famine is, ultimately, the portrait of an individual and an age. Above all, it is a book about identity
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10319357
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Skoyles, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Authorship
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
Target audience
adult
Label
A moveable famine, John Skoyles, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11278400
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781579623821
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11278400
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A moveable famine, John Skoyles, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11278400
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781579623821
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11278400
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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