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Day at the Beach: Recollections

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With these interwoven autobiographical essays, Geoffrey Wolff, author of the acclaimed The Duke of Deception, recounts the moral (and immoral) education of a writer, friend, husband, and father, as he offers his spirited, elegant, and deeply felt observations on an extraordinary life: from wildly dysfunctional childhood Christmases to a concupiscent career teaching literature in Istanbul; from a victory over the chaos of drink to a life-affirming surrender to the majesty of the Matterhorn; and from a foundering friendship to the transcending love of family.

He shares with us, then, the wisdom of an alert man learning through the unsettling collisions of time, place, and local custom, and through the force of hardship and hazard, to bring his many disparate selves together — with astonishing high-stakes candor and dazzling literary agility.

About the Author

Geoffrey Wolff is the author of six novels and six works of nonfiction, including the memoir The Duke of Deception, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In 1994 he received the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. From 1995 to 2006, he directed the Graduate Program in Writing at the University of California, Irvine. For his writing, he has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Academy in Berlin. He lives in Bath, Maine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679744498
Subtitle:
Recollections
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Wolff, Geoffrey
Author:
Patchett, Ann
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
Authors, American
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
SWR-87-2
Publication Date:
19930727
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.96x5.22x.61 in. .53 lbs.

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