Reflections: A Writer's Life, a Writer's Work

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Master story-teller Harry Mark Petrakis tells the story of his childhood and youth in Chicago's Greek Town in the Depression years in his family memoir "Stelmark," and in "Journal of a Novel" tells the story of his struggle to write "The Hour of the Bell," his novel of the Greek War of Independence during the dark years of the Vietnam war.

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"Anyone interested in the most intimate revelations about the creative literary process, particularly when, as here, told by a widely published writer who brings to his work really large emotions, will want to read "Reflections."-Chicago Tribune

"Petrakis...reveals the gifts of warmth, sympathy, and imagination that have won him a devoted following. Plagued by family and personal crises, repeatedly plunged into panic and despair about his difficulties with his self-imposed task, Petrakis surmounts every problem...and reaches his goal in a state of exultation such as only creative artists can achieve."-Booklist

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"Harry Mark Petrakis is good news in American literature." -Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nobel Laureate

"In his tales...violence is measured by brotherhood, passionate hate by passionate love. And in the end it is man who, despite his weaknesses and his blindness, has the right to victory." -Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate

"I've always thought Harry Mark Petrakis to be a leading American novelist."-John Cheever

"I've often thought what a wonderful basketball team could be formed from Petrakis' characters. Every one of them is at last fourteen feet tall."-Kurt Vonnegut

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