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Author Charyn, Jerome, author.

Title In the shadow of King Saul : essays on silence and song / Jerome Charyn.

Publication Info. New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    814 Charyn,J CHA    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 271 pages ; 19 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series The art of the essay
Art of the essay.
Summary "A lyrical autobiography in essays from a celebrated author, honoring outlier artists and other heroes and villains who inspired him. In this collection of ten essays, Jerome Charyn takes readers on a tour through the New York of his youth and into the curious, probing mind of a great writer, crafting a love letter to the colorful places, people, and books--some famous, some forgotten--that have nourished him over his long and prolific literary career. Whether Charyn is writing about baseball or his relationship with his Jewish immigrant father, paying tribute to goddesses of the silver screen or the comic shops of the South Bronx, his writing sings beyond the silence intrinsic to the act of art making and the overwhelming passage of time"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-271).
Contents Introduction: Silence & Song -- The sadness of Saul -- Ellis: an autobiography -- Haunch paunch and jowl -- Isaac Babel -- Inside the hornet's head -- Faces on the wall -- Mr. Feathers -- Black Diamond -- Portrait of the young artist as an anteater in the Bronx -- Letter from Mogilev.
Subject Charyn, Jerome -- Childhood and youth.
Charyn, Jerome -- Homes and haunts.
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Children of immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York.
Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs.
Added Title Essays. Selections
ISBN 9781942658429 (pbk.)

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