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by John McAleer,P. G. Wodehouse

eBook Rex Stout: A Majesty's Life - Millennium Edition download ISBN: 0918736439
Author: John McAleer,P. G. Wodehouse
Publisher: James A Rock & Co. Publishers (March 31, 2002)
Language: English
Pages: 668
ePub: 1709 kb
Fb2: 1236 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: History and Criticism

Rex Stout in his maturity was "a man of mythic dimensions. He let his characters fill in the story, and he did no revisions. McAleer's portrayal of how Stout created the Wolfe series is a delight. 14 people found this helpful.

Rex Stout in his maturity was "a man of mythic dimensions. He helped enlighten America about the Nazi threat, fought racism and supported world government. You'll get all the details in this scholarly biography. You'll also encounter interviews and vignettes that give an intimate picture of Rex Stout - demeanor, behavior and opinions. I was delighted to learn that he hid boxes of chocolates and that he built a special cabinet with one slide-out shelf per shirt to keep his shirts pristine.

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John J McAleer; P G Wodehouse. Book Format: Choose an option. The acclaimed Edgar winning biography of the creator of detective Nero Wolfe, is now published with the title McAleer always wanted. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Includes new photos and Introduction by Professor McAlee. James A. Rock & Company Publishers.

The acclaimed Edgar winning biography of the creator of detective Nero Wolfe, is now published with the title McAleer always wanted. 5 people like this topic.

John McAleer does a wonderful job with Stout's biography

John McAleer does a wonderful job with Stout's biography. He also follows Stout's early career as a writer, and tells us about Stout's EBS, a thrift banking system he invented in the late 1910's. The thing I found fascinating was that Mr. McAleer gives us the time when each novel was written, with how many days Stout wrote and days he didn't write. This biography is highly recommended.

Wodehouse contributed the foreword to Rex Stout: A Biography, John McAleer's Edgar Award-winning 1977 biography of the author (reissued in 2002 as Rex Stout: A Majesty's Life). Wodehouse also mentions Rex Stout in several of his Jeeves books, as both Bertie and his Aunt Dahlia are fans. In the fall of 1925, Roger Nash Baldwin appointed Rex Stout to the board of the American Civil Liberties Union's powerful National Council on Censorship; Stout served one term. 196–197 Stout helped start the radical Marxist magazine The New Masses, which succeeded The.

The acclaimed Edgar winning biography of the creator of America' largest detective, Nero Wolfe, by Professor John McAleer

ISBN 10: 0918736439, ISBN 13: 9780918736437. The acclaimed Edgar winning biography of the creator of America' largest detective, Nero Wolfe, by Professor John McAleer. Now with the title he always wanted, originally released as Rex Stout: A Biography. New photos and introduction by Professor McAleer. M and N Media is your one-stop shop for all of your media entertainment needs!

Wodehouse was a British humorist who wrote novels, short stories .

Wodehouse was a British humorist who wrote novels, short stories, journalism pieces, and other stuff, becoming extremely popular over a 70 year career. Today he is best known for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, but he was also a playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of 15 plays and 250 lyrics. The peaceful slumber of the Worcester village of Rudge-in-the-Vale is about to be rudely disrupted.

THE SECOND CONFESSION. Stout, Re. Used; Good Book. The second confession. Title: THE SECOND CONFESSION.

The acclaimed Edgar winning biography of the creator of America" largest detective, Nero Wolfe, by Professor John McAleer.

The acclaimed Edgar winning biography of the creator of America' largest detective, Nero Wolfe, by Professor John McAleer. Now with the title he always wanted, originally released as Rex Stout: A Biography. New photos and introduction by Professor McAleer.
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Granijurus
Rex Stout in his maturity was "a man of mythic dimensions." He helped enlighten America about the Nazi threat, fought racism and supported world government. You'll get all the details in this scholarly biography.

You'll also encounter interviews and vignettes that give an intimate picture of Rex Stout - demeanor, behavior and opinions. I was delighted to learn that he hid boxes of chocolates and that he built a special cabinet with one slide-out shelf per shirt to keep his shirts pristine. The comic poem Stout wrote (page 249) to defend his profession of "mystery monger" is a treat. And the many insights into the Wolfe-Archie dynamic were just what I wanted from this book.

But for a recreational reader like me, the book does have some slow-going passages. While Stout's first marriage goes by in a paragraph, his leadership of boards and committees merits long chapters. This is an authorized biography; achievements must be chronicled.

In any case, I found it fascinating that Wolfe, the most rational of detectives, came to Stout, the most rational of writers, as pure inspiration. Wolfe and Archie simply happened one day. After this spontaneous birth, plots came to Stout as he puttered around. He let his characters fill in the story, and he did no revisions. McAleer's portrayal of how Stout created the Wolfe series is a delight.
Cobyno
I got this book expecting a sort of cursory investigation of a man's life with focus on HOW and WHAT he wrote. What I got instead was an education in how writing factored into the life of a man who was so much more than the creator of his characters. Rex Stout IS an inspiration, and this book does not disappoint in giving ample proof - whether it's the stories of the precocious youth (coming after the incredibly detailed genealogy), or his thoughts on activism, or his writing habits (because I think none of us would mind churning out novels in a month or two and spending the rest of the year doting on your spouse and happiness-inducing hobbies), this biography is absolutely worth a read and a re-read. It sits very satisfactorily on my shelf next to Baring-Gould's work.
Mezilabar
This book is in excellent condition and can hardly wait to read it. I have others about Rex Stout and Archie Goodwin, so some good reading is in store. Thanks.
Runehammer
This is, to be blunt, a very impressive biography. The go-to source for all things Rex Stout. A book nearly as heavy as Nero Wolfe.
Mejora
Good book, perfect transaction.