The passion artist

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Harper & Row, 1979 - Fiction - 185 pages
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I read this at the same time I was reading Nabokov's Bend Sinister. So I was learning a different way to read with two books at the same time. Both have an unusual main character who is a widower with ... Read full review

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My first impression was that this was going to be just empty writer's-workshop wordplay, but boy was I wrong. He's self-consciously wordcrafty, but he's so damn good at it he completely wins you over. Lots of trauma and bleakness, so be warned. Read full review


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Author John Hawkes was born in Stamford, Connecticut on August 17, 1925. During World War II, he joined the American Field Service and was an ambulance driver in Italy and Germany from the summer of 1944 to the summer of 1945. He taught at Brown University for thirty years. He wrote eighteen novels, four plays, and a volume of poetry during his lifetime. His first novel, The Cannibal, was published in 1949. His other works include The Lime Twig, The Beetle Leg, and Virginie: Her Two Lives. His novel Adventures in the Alaskan Skin Trade won France's Prix Medicis Étranger in 1986. He died on May 15, 1998.

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