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The Resource A strong west wind : a memoir, Gail Caldwell

A strong west wind : a memoir, Gail Caldwell

Label
A strong west wind : a memoir
Title
A strong west wind
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Gail Caldwell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this memoir set on the high plains of Texas, Pulitzer Prize winner Caldwell transforms into art what it is like to come of age in a particular time and place. Beginning in the 1950s in the wilds of the Texas Panhandle, she grew up surrounded by dust storms and cattle ranches and summer lightning, and took refuge from the vastness of the land and the ever-present wind by retreating into books. What she found there, from renegade women to men who lit out for the territory, turned out to offer a blueprint for her own future. Caldwell would become a writer, but first she would fall in love with a man who was every mother's nightmare, live through the Vietnam years, and defy the father she adored. This memoir of culture and history--of fathers and daughters, of two world wars and the passionate rebellions of the sixties--is also about the mythology of place and the evolution of a sensibility: how literature can shape and even anticipate a life.--From publisher description
Summary
In this memoir set on the high plains of Texas, Pulitzer Prize winner Caldwell transforms into art what it is like to come of age in a particular time and place. Beginning in the 1950s in the wilds of the Texas Panhandle, she grew up surrounded by dust storms and cattle ranches and summer lightning, and took refuge from the vastness of the land and the ever-present wind by retreating into books. What she found there, from renegade women to men who lit out for the territory, turned out to offer a blueprint for her own future. Caldwell would become a writer, but first she would fall in love with a man who was every mother's nightmare, live through the Vietnam years, and defy the father she adored. This memoir of culture and history--of fathers and daughters, of two world wars and the passionate rebellions of the sixties--is also about the mythology of place and the evolution of a sensibility: how literature can shape and even anticipate a life.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
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213739
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
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Caldwell, Gail
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4874.C2187
LC item number
A3 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caldwell, Gail
  • Journalists
  • Critics
Target audience
adult
Label
A strong west wind : a memoir, Gail Caldwell
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Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2005042682
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 228 p.
Isbn
9780812972566
Lccn
2005042682
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm59756036
Label
A strong west wind : a memoir, Gail Caldwell
Link
Publication
Control code
2005042682
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 228 p.
Isbn
9780812972566
Lccn
2005042682
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm59756036

Library Locations

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      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
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      2200 Hancock Dr., Austin, TX, 78756, US
      30.3234684 -97.74072129999999
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