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- DescriptionA GREAT CATCHER IN THE RYE ANTI-THESIS. A series of true short stories of the Depression. The vel portrays the life story of Harold, who is a victim of the great depression of the thirties. It captures the capacity for dignity that the man-child is able to maintain, in spite of a tragic family situation, an orphanage, foster homes, and living on the streets of Washington, DC. It is a story of a child growing from age fi ve to sixteen as seen through the eyes of a seventeen year old and using the voice and cadence and rhythm and vernacular of a seventeen year old. It often reads like poetry. The humor is unbelievable. The social messages are astounding. The author turns everyday practical situations and activities into an analysis of social interaction. But it is done so incently and tastefully that one is offended by the indictment of the way human beings handle the suffering of other human beings. The reader hardly tices he has been taught something, because he is thrown off guard by the literal child. This book is intended for high school and college students of American Literature.
- Author BiographyAuthor, Earl Harold Carraway is a former teacher of American History and English Literature. A graduate of the University of California, Long Beach with Bachelor and Masters degrees and received an AA degree from Santa Ana Community College in Santa Ana, California. He has done graduate work and attended seminars at various colleges and universities including: The University of Madrid, Spain. Oxford University, England. Chapman University, Orange, California. Whittier College, Whittier, California. Completed college training on the G. I. Bill after serving with the U. S. Marine Corps in Korea, receiving the Korean Service Medal with one battle star no purple heart and an honorable discharge. Elected to High School Board of Trustees (1971), Orange County, California. Currently Executive Director of a 501(C)3 Non-Profit corporation that provides affordable housing for low and moderate income families. A ward of the Washington, DC, Department of Public Welfare in the Foster Home Division from age twelve to sixteen. He lives with his wife and daughter in Laguna Hills, California.
- Author(s)Earl Carraway
- Date of Publication22/03/2011
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectUsage & Writing Guides
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight376 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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