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An Autobiographical Novel Book Review Summary

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Rexroth's autobiography takes him up to the period of his marriage and his settling in San Francisco which is not dated in the book, but since he does talk about the Sacco Vanzetti trial, it does give some sense of the time. He describes a wandering youth where he bummed around the country in a variety of jobs--cook, cowboy, soapbox orator, painter, poet, and radical organizer. In general he led a very Bohemian life style running around with lots of girls and spending a good deal of time in talk about politics, art and the meaning of life.
The review of this Book prepared by Jack Goodstein








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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   writer Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1900+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes Century:    -   1900-1920's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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