At Home on this Moveable Earth

U of Nebraska Press, 2006/01/01 - 217 ページ
Whether writing about a boyhood in the Great Depression, the bond between a young man and his family, digging storm cellars and ducking tornadoes, or the dropping of the atomic bomb as experienced by a paperboy in small-town Kansas, Kloefkorn brings a congenial mixture of seriousness and humor to his subjects. Here and there the commonplace lends itself to the not-so-common question: What is the odd relationship between power, terror, and beauty? Why are human beings torn between staying put and moving?in intellectual and spiritual as well as physical terms? And how much of who we are is composed of who we were? Rife with insight, At Home on This Moveable Earth is as wonderfully readable as the first two volumes of Kloefkorn?s memoirs, a thoughtful tour of a curious character?s life so far and a model of retrospective introspection.

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Nebraska State Poet Kloefkorn's third memoir (after This Death by Drowning and Restoring the Burnt Child) recounts his childhood and adolescence, creating from short vignettes a haunting and memorable ... レビュー全文を読む


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著者について (2006)

William Kloefkorn (1932?2011) was an emeritus professor of English at Nebraska Wesleyan University and Nebraska?s state poet. He is the author of many volumes of poetry and two previous memoirs, This Death by Drowning and Restoring the Burnt Child, both published by the University of Nebraska Press.