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Robert Morgan (1) (1944–)

Autor/a de Gap Creek

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31+ obres 4,955 Membres 190 Ressenyes 5 preferits

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Acclaimed author of best-seller "Gap Creek". (Bowker Author Biography)
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Obres de Robert Morgan

Gap Creek (1999) 2,904 exemplars, 56 ressenyes
Boone: A Biography (2007) 599 exemplars, 13 ressenyes
This Rock (2001) 238 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Truest Pleasure (1995) 220 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Road from Gap Creek (2013) 179 exemplars, 53 ressenyes
Brave Enemies (2003) 163 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Chasing the North Star: A Novel (2016) 126 exemplars, 46 ressenyes
The Hinterlands: A Mountain Tale in Three Parts (2000) 65 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Terroir (2011) 23 exemplars
Dark Energy (Poets, Penguin) (2015) 12 exemplars
Red Owl: Poems (1972) 10 exemplars

Obres associades

A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry (1996) — Col·laborador — 835 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (2005) — Col·laborador — 366 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
The Best American Poetry 1992 (1992) — Col·laborador — 102 exemplars
Prize Stories 1997: The O. Henry Awards (1997) — Col·laborador — 101 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Best American Poetry 2018 (2018) — Col·laborador — 79 exemplars, 1 ressenya
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1996 (1996) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1991 (1991) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age (1995) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1992 (1992) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1994 (1994) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
Handspan of Red Earth: An Anthology of American Farm Poems (1991) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance (2018) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars


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Wonderful storytelling! Loved the characters and all of the emotion.
onenita | Hi ha 55 ressenyes més | Jun 30, 2024 |
Started out thinking it was good but maybe not for me, but the more I read the more I liked it. It had really beautiful imagery and a strong thematic coherence throughout. Plus, Morgan really knows how to end a poem.
Rachaeljg | Jun 24, 2024 |
(2007)Pretty good bio of Daniel Boone written in almost a novelistic style. Didn't finish but did read 250 of the 462 pages. (PW)Many historical figures are more interesting in reality than in myth. Daniel Boone was one of them. Brilliant explorer, trapper and pathfinder, renowned marksman and revolutionary militia officer, he was also a loner, parent, legislator, settler and failed speculator. Poet and fiction writer Morgan (Gap Creek) portrays Boone in lively prose but also in excessive detail. Must we know of Boone's life week by week or of favored Shawnee coital positions? And must he give us references to Emerson, Thoreau and Faulkner? Morgan is a trustworthy, up-to-date authority who needs no support from others. Boone comes fully alive in his pages. Morgan's objectivity gives us a completely realized man, the greatest pioneer of the Trans-Appalachian west, who helped open Kentucky to settlement but kept going, settling eventually in Missouri. His luck was as legendary as his deeds, given what he seems to have escaped. Yet Morgan skillfully assesses and often questions the validity of all the tales of good fortune and heroism attached to Boone. Most appealing today, Boone was deeply respectful of the native tribes, a respect returned by the Indians, many of whom he befriended even when he was in conflict with them. If only others had possessed his wisdom and character.… (més)
derailer | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | Jan 25, 2024 |
OMG, how Morgan does go on. This 20-hour audio book could easily have been 15 hours if an editor had managed to restrain Morgan's verbosity. Points raised over and over again, sometimes in anticipation of their place in the timeline, then at their occurrence, are then pointed back to at some later point in the narrative. I particularly had to laugh when Morgan accused some 19th-century biographers of Boone of indulging in purple prose, only to turn to it himself in the very same chapter. Morgan also seems oddly comfortable saying that whether or not some particular story about Boone really occurred does not matter; that it nonetheless reveals such-and-such about Boone's character.
I simply cannot recommend this book, but neither can I point you to some alternative. Wikipedia, perhaps?
[Audiobook note: Especially at first, narrator James Jenner seemed to me to take much-too-long pauses between sentences and paragraphs. Later, he either sped up or I had become accustomed to his rhythm.]
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Treebeard_404 | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | Jan 23, 2024 |



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