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Inhaltsangabe: After twenty years in New York City, a prize-winning writer takes
a "long look back" at his hometown of Mobile, Alabama.
In Back Home: Journeys through Mobile, Roy Hoffman
tells stories--through essays, feature articles, and memoir--of one of
the South's oldest and most colorful port cities. Many of the pieces here
grew out of Hoffman's work as Writer-in-Residence for his hometown newspaper,
the Mobile Register, a position he took after working in New York
City for twenty years as a journalist, fiction writer, book critic, teacher,
and speech writer. Other pieces were first published in the New York
Times, Southern Living, Preservation, and other publications.
Together, this collection comprises a long, second look at the Mobile of
Hoffman's childhood and the city it has since become.
Like a photo album, Back Home presents close-up
portraits of everyday places and ordinary people. There are meditations
on downtown Mobile, where Hoffman's grandparents arrived as immigrants
a century ago; the waterfront where longshoremen labor and shrimpers work
their nets; the back roads leading to obscure but intriguing destinations.
Hoffman records local people telling their own tales of race relations,
sports, agriculture, and Mardi Gras celebrations. Fishermen, baseball players,
bakers, authors, political figures--a strikingly diverse population walks
across the stage of Back Home.
Throughout, Hoffman is concerned with stories and their
enduring nature. As he writes, "When buildings are leveled, when land is
developed, when money is spent, when our loved ones pass on, when we take
our places a little farther back every year on the historical time-line,
what we have still are stories."
About the Author:
Roy Hoffman is author of the novels Almost Family, winner of the Lillian Smith Award for fiction, and Chicken Dreaming Corn, a BookSense pick endorsed by Harper Lee. He is author of two essay collections, Back Home: Journeys Through Mobile and Alabama Afternoons: Profiles and Conversations, and his articles and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Fortune, Southern Living, and the Mobile Press-Register, where he was a long-time staff writer. A graduate of Tulane University who worked as a journalist and speechwriter in New York City before moving back south to Fairhope, Ala., he received the Clarence Cason Award in nonfiction from the University of Alabama and is on the faculty of the Spalding Brief Residency MFA in Writing Program. On the web: www.Facebook.com/RoyHoffmanWriter
Buchbeschreibung University Alabama Press, 2001. Buchzustand: Good. 6th Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP73889066
Buchbeschreibung University Alabama Press, 2001. Buchzustand: Very Good. 6th Edition. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP18630041
Buchbeschreibung University Alabama Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2607066299
Buchbeschreibung University of Alabama Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0817310452I5N00
Buchbeschreibung University Alabama Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0817310452 VG in VG dj; inscription on ffep. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 052215
Buchbeschreibung University Alabama Press, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0817310452
Buchbeschreibung Tuscaloosa, AL: The University of Alabama Press, (c.2001), 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New. 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Yellow and dark blue cover, with light blue lettering on the spine. Slightly worn, as new condition. Dust jacket as new condition. An interesting collection of stories, essays, articles, and memoirs of the city of Mobile, Alabama, by one of its natives. Together, this collectin comprises a long, second look at the Mobile of Hoffman's childhood and the city it has since become. Illustrated with some photos. Gives a list of permissions for his articles which were first published elsewhere. 380 pages. Language: eng. Buchnummer des Verkäufers N4-53
Buchbeschreibung Univ of Alabama Pr, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2001. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fair. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fair. 2001, ex library stamps, library bar code in rear, hard cover, slight edgewear, light soiling on outer page edges, d.j. taped to book, label taped to spine of d.j., B&W photos, 380 p. Ex-Library. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 48022
Buchbeschreibung University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 2001. Hardbound. Buchzustand: Near Fine/ Near Fine. 1st Edition. 380, Pale purple spotted spine with black title. Wrapped in Brodart. Inscribed by author to cindy 2004. Mild shelfwear to dust jacket. Light scuffing. Bottom corner bumped. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BOOKS3022680I
Buchbeschreibung Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Edition. This signed and dated first edition tells stories of one of the South's oldest and most interesting cities-Mobile, Alabama. Several photographs supplement the text. Both the book and dust jacket are in fine condition. Language: eng. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 17040