Sailor and Fiddler

Sailor and Fiddler

Reflections of A 100-year-old Author

Book - 2016 | First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
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"In an unprecedented literary accomplishment, Herman Wouk, one of America's most beloved and enduring authors, reflects on his life and times from the remarkable vantage point of 100 years old. Many years ago, the great British philosopher Sir Isaiah Berlin urged Herman Wouk to write his autobiography. Wouk responded, "Why me? I'm nobody." Berlin answered, "No, no. You've traveled. You've known many people. You have interesting ideas. It would do a lot of good." Now, in the same year he has celebrated his hundredth birthday, Herman Wouk finally reflects on the life experiences that inspired his most beloved novels."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781501128547
Branch Call Number: 813.54 WOUK
Characteristics: xv, 137 pages ; 21 cm


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Mar 23, 2019

You might like a lighter Wouk novel, Don't Stop the Carnival", which gives wonderful insights in to the West Indian mindset. A very funny read! Unfortunately, our library does not carry it.

Nov 15, 2018

I enjoyed this book even though I've never read anything by Herman Wouk. It provides tantalizing glimpses into his life as a writer and as a Jewish person. The nicest part about it for me is how much he loved and respected his wife, who was also his agent. I won't read his war books, but will look for some others, like Inside Outside.


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