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The Resource Sailor and fiddler : reflections of a 100-year-old author, Herman Wouk

Sailor and fiddler : reflections of a 100-year-old author, Herman Wouk

Label
Sailor and fiddler : reflections of a 100-year-old author
Title
Sailor and fiddler
Title remainder
reflections of a 100-year-old author
Statement of responsibility
Herman Wouk
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In an unprecedented literary accomplishment, Herman Wouk, one of America's most beloved and enduring authors, reflects on his life and times from the remarkable vantage point of 100 years old. Many years ago, the great British philosopher Sir Isaiah Berlin urged Herman Wouk to write his autobiography. Wouk responded, "Why me? I'm nobody." Berlin answered, "No, no. You've traveled. You've known many people. You have interesting ideas. It would do a lot of good." Now, in the same year he has celebrated his hundredth birthday, Herman Wouk finally reflects on the life experiences that inspired his most beloved novels. Among those experiences are his days writing for comedian Fred Allen's radio show, one of the most popular shows in the history of the medium; enlisting in the US Navy during World War II; falling in love with Betty Sarah Brown, the woman who would become his wife (and literary agent) for sixty-six years; writing his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Caine Mutiny; as well as a big hit Broadway play The Caine Mutiny Court Martial; and the surprising inspirations and people behind such masterpieces as The Winds of War, War and Remembrance, Marjorie Morningstar, and Youngblood Hawke. Written with the wisdom of a man who has lived through two centuries and the wit of someone who began his career as professional comedy writer, the first part of Wouk's memoir ("Sailor") refers to his Navy experience and writing career, the second ("Fiddler") to what he's learned from living a life of faith. Ultimately, Sailor and Fiddler is an unprecedented reflection from a vantage point few people have lived to experience"--
Summary
The Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural literary master reflects on his life and times from the unique vantage point of 100 years of age, covering such topics as his work on Fred Allen's radio shows, his World War II military service, his long-time marriage and the surprising inspirations behind his written works
Tone
Writing style
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10457385
Cataloging source
DLC
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1915-
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Wouk, Herman
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Wouk, Herman
  • Authors, American
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious
  • Wouk, Herman
  • Authors, American
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
reflections of a 100-year-old author
Label
Sailor and fiddler : reflections of a 100-year-old author, Herman Wouk
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn923665876
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xv, 137 pages
Isbn
9781501128547
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015037994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)923665876
Label
Sailor and fiddler : reflections of a 100-year-old author, Herman Wouk
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn923665876
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xv, 137 pages
Isbn
9781501128547
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015037994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)923665876

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