A collection of essays originally published as a weekly column in The Santa Fe NEW MEXICAN's Sunday supplement. Provocative insights into the life of an artist-writer -- his family and friends, extensive travels, experiences in World War II. An incisive and personal perspective of life in the recently-closed 20th century by one of Santa Fe's most renowned long-time residents of the celebrated art colony.
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Everyone who loves the drama of life will thrill to these inspirational vignettes by a writer obviously highly sensitive to the human condition. Every page is packed with intimate and moving tales of sailor-philosophers, hippes, artists, writers, opera singers, pilgrims and playboys, soldiers and saints -- plus the writer's own social comment, meditations and perceptive glimpses of many worlds: Woodstock, Santa Fe, Rome, Florence, Biarritz, Lourdes, Mexico and the Rhineland.From the Author:
In the third decade of the twentieth century, long before television and during a Depression that precluded costly entertainments, I often sat at the feet of elders and listened to their tales. In telling me about themselves, family and friends began my own lengthy quest for identity.
But this tradition today has faltered. Our frenetic pace permits little time for the telling of tales or family histories. Our children are ignorant of who and what their parents are. Perhaps it was mainly for that reason that I began writing these essays. They first appeared in a local Sunday newspaper, and the many requests I received for a collection of them suggest that this book is justified.
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Descrizione libro Our Sunday Visitor, inc, 1977. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0879738871