King's Indian by John Gardner

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An iconic collection that showcases Gardner as a master craftsman navigating an uncertain world

In this exceptional book, author John Gardner explores the literary form as a vehicle of vision, and creates heroes that personify his tremendous artistic ideals: A Boston schoolmaster abandons his dreams of owning a farmhouse in rural Illinois only to be taken on a voyage across the seas and into self-discovery, faith, and love; an artist’s rapturous enthusiasm inspires an aging university professor to approach life’s chaotic moments as opportunities for creation. Each of these stories is wonderful in its own right, and provides valuable insight into the author’s literary beliefs.   


Written just prior to his critical masterwork, On Moral Fiction, The King’s Indian is a must-read for those interested in learning more about Gardner’s highly controversial artistic philosophies.


This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.




About John Gardner

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John Gardner was born in 1933 and raised outside of Batavia, New York and graduated from Batavia High School in 1951. He was a poet, novelist, dramatist, translator and teacher as well as composing operas, librettos and paintings. Gardner wrote three works on the art of writing, which were "On Becoming a Novelist," "The Art of Fiction," and "On Moral Fiction." He also wrote the children's story "Dragon, Dragon" and the play "Days of Vengeance," which he wrote for his mother Priscilla. John C. Gardner died in 1982.
Published September 21, 2010 by Open Road Media. 323 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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