The Fires of Spring is a work of historical fiction.
The Fires of Spring is a work of historical fiction. Apart from the well-known actual people, events, and locales that figure in the narrative, all names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Published in the United States by Dial Press Trade Paperbacks, an imprint of Random House, a division of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company, New York. DIAL PRESS and the HOUSE colophon are registered trademarks of Random House LLC.
The Fires of Spring is James Michener's second novel. I have read somewhere that Michener himself said that this was the least of his books, but I don't now why. The Fires of Spring was published in 1949, Augie March in 1953. Both authors seem to evolve from much shorter and more simple novels in this, their third novel. Both are semi biographical Bildungsroman novels. At the same time, Augie March is listed on many lists of th so called 100 greatest novels. As I previously stated, I had never heard anyone ever mention The Fires of Spring. Obviously novels are a matter of taste. I found it engaging and rewarding.
The Fires of Spring book. One might wonder after reading this book if the great James A. Michener missed his calling as a novelist for teens. A man can travel all over the world and come back the same kind of fool he was when he started. You can't do that with books. Old Daniel, The Fires of Spring, P. 42.
James Albert Michener (/ˈmɪtʃənər/ or /ˈmɪtʃnər/; February 3, 1907 – October 16, 1997) was an American author.
After the violent excitement of Paradise, he was glad for the refuge of books. Their scouts reported: He’s got no money. Not a cent ues, let alone dance fees?. Men who had seen him play basketball said: In his jerk-water league he was all-county for three years. But you know the small-town athletes. They bloom in the bushes but they bust in college. Most damning of all, one of the scouts discovered his marks: Another brain trust. Probably wind up as a radical.
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Space This book should give michener fans exactly what they expect. New york daily news a novel of very high adventure.
An intimate early novel from James A. Michener, now remembered as the beloved master of the historical epic, The Fires of Spring unfolds with the bittersweet drama of a boy's perilous journey into manhood. David Harper is an orphan, seemingly doomed to loneliness and poverty. As an adolescent con artist and petty thief, David spends his days grifting at an amusement park, the place where he first learns about women and the mysteries of love. Soon he discovers that his longing to embrace the world is stronger than the harsh realities that constrain him.
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