Whistling in the Dark by George Garrett
True Stories and Other Fables

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The author of Death of the Fox looks with nostalgia back at his salad days at military school and at Princeton and his career in the army and discusses the Civil War.

About George Garrett

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George Garrett is the author of 34 books. He has served as the Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia and has been honored with many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Ford Foundation Grant, the T. S. Eliot Award, the Rome Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction.
Published June 1, 1992 by Harcourt. 225 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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As for himself, Garrett, ever on the high road, discovers "a strong and deep feeling that virtuous acts that lead to any kind of profit or reward or...any forms of conventional honor and respect are not so much beneath contempt as unworthy of serious attention.'' A cranky test, celebratory of t...

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As he tells of wartime experience and legacy, the noble character of his tribe (be it defined as blood relatives or Anglo-American white men), the two one-eyed (literally) coaches from his days at the Sewanee Military Academy and Princeton, or anecdotes from other halcyon days of academe, the pro...

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