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The Resource So far, so good, Ralph Salisbury

So far, so good, Ralph Salisbury

Label
So far, so good
Title
So far, so good
Statement of responsibility
Ralph Salisbury
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bullet-shattered glass clatters onto his baby bed; he wakes and cries out into darkness. Does he remember this? Or remember being told? Regardless, he feels it, and will feel it again, bomb bay wind buffeting his eighteen-year-old body a mile above an old volcano's jagged debris, and yet again, staring at photos of Korean orphans, huddled homeless in a blizzard after a bombing in which, at twenty-five, he'd refused an order to join. It is through such prisms of the past that Ralph Salisbury's life unfolds, a life that, eighty years in the making, is also the life of the twentieth century. Winner of the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize, So Far, So Good is a sometimes strange, sometimes lyrical, and often humorous attempt by an inveterate storyteller to recount "just things as they were." The survivor of a lightning strike, car and plane mishaps, explosions, bullets, a heart attack, cancer, and other human afflictions, Salisbury wonders: "Why should anyone read this?" The book itself resoundingly answers this question not merely with its sheer eventfulness but also in the prodigious telling. Salisbury takes us from abject poverty in rural Iowa during the Great Depression, with a half Cherokee father and an Irish American mother, through war and peace and protest to the freedom and solace of university life; and it is in the end (so far) so good."--Publisher's website
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Salisbury, Ralph J
Dewey number
  • 818/.5403
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.A4597
LC item number
Z46 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Salisbury, Ralph J
  • Poets, American
  • College teachers
  • Racially mixed people
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Irish Americans
  • Social values
  • Civilization, Modern
Label
So far, so good, Ralph Salisbury
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
810585890
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780803245921
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012035280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)810585890
Label
So far, so good, Ralph Salisbury
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
810585890
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780803245921
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012035280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)810585890

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