By Zeese Papanikolas MA BA
In American Silence , a supplement to his past learn Trickster within the Land of goals , Zeese Papanikolas investigates a couple of major American cultural artifacts and the lives in their makers. For Papanikolas, either the non-public disasters and public successes of Clarence King, Henry Adams, Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Chandler, and Hank Williams resonate with silences.
summary: In American Silence , a supplement to his past research Trickster within the Land of desires , Zeese Papanikolas investigates a few major American cultural artifacts and the lives in their makers. For Papanikolas, either the non-public mess ups and public successes of Clarence King, Henry Adams, Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Chandler, and Hank Williams resonate with silences
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11 Carefully King proceeded to chip his victim out whole. When it chose to break in two, King was easily consoled, reﬂecting that it would do as well gummed back together. The age of the gold belt of the Sierras could now be ﬁrmly placed. He had given a name to dumb nature. King sees the snow-covered peaks in the distance once more. The surveying party makes its way out of the drought-parched Central Valley of California and up the pine-covered hills. Above the Kings River gorge he climbs to the top of some granite crags and lies down among the roots of a little family of alpine ﬁrs.
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American silence by Zeese Papanikolas MA BA