A long desire

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Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, May 1, 1979 - Biography & Autobiography - 275 pages
Focuses on Prester John, Columbus, Paracelsus, seekers after sunken Atlantis and the lost treasure of the Aztecs, and other extraordinary men and women who have gone beyond the familiar and explored the unknown

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Evan Shelby Connell, Jr., 1924 - Evan Connell was born August 17, 1924 in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, and the University of Kansas. He also did graduate work at Stanford University, California; Columbia University, New York; and San Francisco State University. Connell's first published work was the critically acclaimed "The Anatomy Lesson and Other Stories" (1957), which is set in several different areas of the United States. His first novel, " "Mrs. Bridge" (1959), tells the life story of an upper middle class woman who lacks a sense of purpose and lives her life doing what is expected of her. Ten years later he wrote "Mr. Bridge" (1969), which tells the same story from the point of view of the husband. Both novels were adapted as the film Mr. And Mrs. Bridge (1990). Among his other works are "Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn" (1984, filmed for television 1991), "The Diary of a Rapist" (1966), "The Connoisseur" (1974), "The Alchymist's Journal" (1991), and the book length poem "Notes From a Bottle Found on the Beach at Carmel" (1963). Connell received the California Literature Silver Medal, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award.

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