The Resource Sailor and Fiddler, Herman Wouk, (electronic resource)

Sailor and Fiddler, Herman Wouk, (electronic resource)

Label
Sailor and Fiddler
Title
Sailor and Fiddler
Statement of responsibility
Herman Wouk
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Among those experiences are his days writing for comedian Fred Allen's radio show, one of the most popular shows in the history of the medium; enlisting in the US Navy during World War II; falling in love with Betty Sarah Brown, the woman who would become his wife (and literary agent) for sixty-six years; writing his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Caine Mutiny ; as well as a big hit Broadway play The Caine Mutiny Court Martial ; and the surprising inspirations and people behind such masterpieces as The Winds of War , War and Remembrance , Marjorie Morningstar , and Youngblood Hawke . Written with the wisdom of a man who has lived through two centuries and the wit of someone who began his career as professional comedy writer, the first part of Wouk's memoir ("Sailor") refers to his Navy experience and writing career, the second ("Fiddler") to what he's learned from living a life of faith. Ultimately, Sailor and Fiddler is an unprecedented reflection from a vantage point few people have lived to experience
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1915-2019
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wouk, Herman
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3545.O98
LC item number
Z46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wouk, Herman
  • Authors, American
Label
Sailor and Fiddler, Herman Wouk, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=E2CA7008-293E-4323-A4D2-E5585BF05516
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501128561
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
e2ca7008-293e-4323-a4d2-e5585bf05516
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)930411571
Label
Sailor and Fiddler, Herman Wouk, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=E2CA7008-293E-4323-A4D2-E5585BF05516
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501128561
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
e2ca7008-293e-4323-a4d2-e5585bf05516
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)930411571

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