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Two Rooms: The Life of Charles Erskine Scott Wood

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Charles Erskine Scott Wood (1852-1944) led an exuberant life that seemed to embrace the entire nation and its times. Wood remembered seeing Abraham Lincoln, he knew Chief Joseph, Clarence Darrow, and Lincoln Steffens, and he survived to the dawn of the atomic era. Among his acquaintances he counted Mark Twain, Emma Goldman, Margaret Sanger, Woodrow Wilson, Langston Hughes, Ezra Pound, and Ansel Adams. He fought in the Indian campaigns of the post-Civil War era; he represented wealthy businessmen as an attorney in Portland, Oregon, during the Gilded Age; he befriended the political and cultural radicals of New York in the early twentieth century; and he became a central figure among the West Coast artists of the 1930s. He was, in short, a man of extraordinarily wide—and often conflicting—impulses and talents.

In this captivating, highly readable biography of Wood, Robert Hamburger presents both the life and the times, Woods work and the intellectual, political, and cultural crosscurrents of his era. Hamburger ably captures Woods many contradictions yet unearths the enduring essence of the man: his rebelliousness, his hatred of social and economic inequalities, his unbounded appetite for life, beauty, and pleasure.

About the Author

Robert Hamburger lives in New York City. He is author of A Passage through India and All the Lonely People: Life in a Single Room Occupancy Hotel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803273153
Author:
Hamburger, Robert
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus
Pages:
417
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.31 lb

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