Sailor and fiddler : reflections of a 100-year-old author / Herman Wouk.
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- ISBN: 9781501128547
- ISBN: 150112854X
- Physical Description: xv, 137 pages ; 21 cm
- Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| The sailor. No autobiography, and why not ; Not that interesting a person ; The main task I ; The main task II -- The fiddler. Inside, outside ; The hope and the glory.
|Summary, etc.:|| "In an unprecedented literary accomplishment, Herman Wouk, one of America's most beloved and enduring authors, reflects on his life and times from the remarkable vantage point of 100 years old. Many years ago, the great British philosopher Sir Isaiah Berlin urged Herman Wouk to write his autobiography. Wouk responded, "Why me? I'm nobody." Berlin answered, "No, no. You've traveled. You've known many people. You have interesting ideas. It would do a lot of good." Now, in the same year he has celebrated his hundredth birthday, Herman Wouk finally reflects on the life experiences that inspired his most beloved novels."-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 December #2
Wouk decided that 100 is the right age for writing his autobiography, and as long, full, and fruitful as his life has been, and as lengthy as his best-selling historical novels are, here he is deliciously brisk, pithy, and wittyâskills he honed in his twenties as a gag writer for comedian Fred Allen, the king of radio. Wouk joined the navy at the start of WWII, began writing fiction at sea in the South Pacific, and never stopped. He energetically tells the story behind each of his 16 books (including The Winds of War, 1971; Inside, Outside, 1985; The Glory, 1994; The Lawgiver, 2012), most of which required long years of intense research and revision. As Wouk spotlights the people who inspired his characters and shares funny anecdotes about everything from how his novels were turned into megapopular television miniseries to his deep connection to Israel, Sarah, his wife and agent, makes cameo appearances, uttering oracular pronouncements. A self-described "cheerful centenarian," Wouk is jaunty and wise in this sparkling memoir of a well-lived life of literature, fame, and love. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Wouk is renowned as a groundbreaking, blockbuster Jewish American writer, and his remarkable memoir will be hailed far and wide. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
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