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The spectator bird, Wallace Stegner ; introduction by Jane Smiley

Label
The spectator bird
Title
The spectator bird
Statement of responsibility
Wallace Stegner ; introduction by Jane Smiley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Joe Allston is a retired literary agent who is, in his own words, "just killing time until time gets around to killing me." His parents and his only son are long dead, leaving him with neither ancestors nor descendants, tradition nor ties. His job, trafficking the talent of others, had not been his choice. He passes through life as a spectator. A postcard from a friend causes Allston to return to the journals of a trip he had taken years before, a journey to his mother's birth-place where he'd sought a link with the past. The memories of that trip, both grotesque and poignant, move through layers of time and meaning, and reveal that Joe Allston isn't quite spectator enough
Member of
Awards note
National Book Award, 1977.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1909-1993
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stegner, Wallace
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Penguin classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older men
  • Diaries
  • Americans
  • Danish Americans
  • Married people
  • Marriage
  • Denmark
  • National Book Awards
Label
The spectator bird, Wallace Stegner ; introduction by Jane Smiley
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvii, 204 p.
Isbn
9780143105794
Lccn
2010010453
System control number
  • ocn468975161
  • 412894
  • (OCoLC)468975161
Label
The spectator bird, Wallace Stegner ; introduction by Jane Smiley
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvii, 204 p.
Isbn
9780143105794
Lccn
2010010453
System control number
  • ocn468975161
  • 412894
  • (OCoLC)468975161

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