Destiny Comes on the Wind - The Legend of Opechancanough

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James A. Wright, Mar 4, 2012 - Fiction
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Contents

Dedications and Acknowledgements
The Premise
The Bear Hunt
The Abduction
Cayugas Benefactor
The Court of Philip II
Cloistered in Castile
On to Cadiz and Across the Ocean
The Good Life
The Dark Days to Come
The Blessing of a Child
A Plan Develops
Easier Tirnes
The Devil and the Dragon
The Spanish Inquisition
The Sharks of Pescados

Factions in Cuba
Treasure of the La Madalena
Nemesis
Expedition to Aj acan
The Prisons of Seville
Return to New Spain
A New Career
Veracruz Society
Rebellion
Corruption
Six Mules to Acapulco
A Brief Holiday
The Return to Veracruz
The Jesuits Reorganize
Farewells are Difficult
The Homeward Journey
The Final Sea Voyage
The Aj acan Landing
The Saint Marys Mission
Reunions
A Somber Warning
The Village of Powhatan
The J esuits Fear Chapter 38 The Call to Serve His People
Cayugas Wives
Confronting the Jesuits
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

James Wright's work is typified by a humanitarian tenderness, compassion, and a keen sense of man's alienation. He wrote of his efforts: "I have written about the things I am deeply concerned with---crickets outside my window, cold and hungry old men . . . a feeling of desolation in the fall, some cities I have known." His work presents an unusual vision of middle America: the decayed and yet beautiful landscapes of train yards, bars, and red-light districts in Minneapolis. Stylistically, Wright moved from a traditional rhymed and metered verse, drawing on the techniques of the now classic modernists---Robinson, Masters, Frost, and even Thomas Hardy---to experimentalism in form and language. His later poems exhibit a certain delicacy, yet retain the colloquial sense of the native American idiom. Born in Martin's Ferry, Ohio, Wright attended Kenyon College and the University of Washington. Recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Vienna, he was awarded a National Institute of Arts and Letters grant, a Guggenheim grant, the Oscar Blumenthal Award, and a Pulitzer Prize for his Collected Poems in 1972.

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