The Wink of the Zenith
The Shaping of a Writer's Life
By (author) Floyd Skloot
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Wink of the Zenith by Floyd Skloot
Book DescriptionIn his three previous memoirs, Floyd Skloot grappled with the brain-ravaging virus that struck him at forty-one. He was, as the San Francisco Chronicle noted, "shaping the experience of crippling illness into dazzling literature." Sifting through memories and observations to discover how circumstance and nature conspired to make him the writer he is, Skloot enacts in this book the very process he describes, the shaping of a writer's life. Among the influences of family and close friendship, experience and popular culture, he uncovers a unique and telling perspective on the forging of a writer's individual sensibility. At the same time, his book explores fundamental questions about how life shapes the creative spirit-and how, in turn, the writer makes sense of it all and gives life a new and meaningful shape in the form of literature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803211193
(216mm x 140mm x 24mm)
Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Floyd Skloot
Floyd Skloot is the author of five books of fiction, seven collections of poetry, a collection of essays, and three previous memoirs including In the Shadow of Memory and A World of Light, both available in Bison Books editions. He is the winner of three Pushcart Prizes, the most recent for his essay "The Voice of the Past," which appears in The Wink of the Zenith.
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