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O the Clear Moment

McClanahan, Ed (Book - 2008 )
O the Clear Moment
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In this enormously appealing "implied autobiography," Merry Prankster Ed McClanahan has assembled a gathering of what he calls "coming-of-age to coming-of-old-age" stories that are both quirky and cutting, hilarious and lyrical, all told in the inimitable voice of one of his generation's best southern chroniclers of American life. The tale begins in 1950, the year he turned 17 and, from there, McClanahan is off and running, describing characters from his eventful life with affectionate and precise detail. There's the summer he spends on a road crew in Yosemite National Park, striving (with ever-decreasing degrees of success) to be faithful to his college sweetheart back home. There's the McClanavan-the '68 VW Microbus that took McClanahan and his new bride on a 14,000-mile trek in search of honky-tonks. There's the 1969 "peace" demonstration at Stanford University that was less a revolution than a traffic jam. McClanahan and his stories come alive as American souvenirs, enchanting readers with his signature prose in this stunning piece of "memoirabilia."
Authors: McClanahan, Ed
Title: O the clear moment
Publisher: Berkeley : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2008
Characteristics: 183 p. ;,19 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Ed McClanahan
Contents: Great moments in sports
Hey Shoobie!
Fondelle, or, The whore with a heart of gold
Another great moment in sports
A foreign correspondence
And then I wrote
Dog loves Ellie
How's that again?
The imp of writing : ars poetica
ISBN: 1582434301
9781582434308
Branch Call Number: FICTION MCCLANAHA 2008
Subject Headings: Autobiographical fiction, American
Topical Term: Autobiographical fiction, American
LCCN: 2008012039
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