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'Storyteller' is a full portrait of the writer of 'Tobacco Road' and 'God's Little Acre.'
The book tells of Caldwell's unpredictability, harsh mood swings and extramarital affairs; also of his warmth, gentleness and generosity.
His books have sold 80 million copies in forty-three languages. Only the Bible was ahead in sales.
This book is an attempt to better understand this American teller of tales.
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Erskine Caldwell had little control over the things he was writing and never allowed himself the luxury of interfering when a character in a story misbehaved. He,the author,had no right to shackle this offender with virtues. Blessed with a colloquial authenticity, Caldwell gave his fictional characters a rugged durability by keeping the diction simple. Here was a writer who possessed the true burlesque touch: vulgarity mixed with rural humor and folklore, neurotic situations passed off as ordinary occurrences, and tragedy which began with laughter and ended without remorse.About the Author:
C.J. Stevens is a native of Maine. His poems, stories, articles, Dutch and Flemish translations have appeared in over 500 publications and sixty anthologies and textbooks. This is his third biography and fourteenth book.
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Book Description John Wade Pub, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1882425111
Book Description John Wade Pub, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1882425111