Flying a Red Kite Hugh Hood

ISBN: 9780889841109

Published:

Paperback

246 pages


Description

Flying a Red Kite  by  Hugh Hood

Flying a Red Kite by Hugh Hood
| Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 246 pages | ISBN: 9780889841109 | 7.76 Mb

It all started towards the end of the 1930s when the young Hugh Hood serviced a flourishing Saturday Evening Post route with more than fifty weekly customers. That was where the author-to-be first encountered the short story, in the formula fictionMoreIt all started towards the end of the 1930s when the young Hugh Hood serviced a flourishing Saturday Evening Post route with more than fifty weekly customers.

That was where the author-to-be first encountered the short story, in the formula fiction of the famous magazine writers, Damon Runyon, Guy Gilpatric, Arthur Train, and of course the Master, P.G. Wodehouse. By the 40s, Hood had discovered Pocketbooks, and, in particular, My Life and Hard Times (included in The Thurber Carnival) which led first to a story called Recollections of the Works Department and later to some of the methods employed in his opus, The New Age / Le nouveau siecle.For a writer who once professed If in the course of my life I can get a half a dozen stories printed, Ill be satisfied, Flying a Red Kite marked a different kind of beginning.

The first selection of ten stories was completed in March of 1962 by John Colombo and Robert Weaver for publication by the Ryerson Press. Both editors felt at the time that an additional story was required to round out the sequence to a cohesive volume.

Hood wrote The End of It, and that is how we have it here - the eleven stories of Hoods first book-length publication, to which the author has added a lengthy introduction and a checklist of bibliographical data.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "Flying a Red Kite":


wwsgroup.eu

©2013-2015 | DMCA | Contact us