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Letters from Alaska, Book I By John Shields
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Letters from Alaska is based thematically upon the wilderness and its capacity for renewal of the American spirit. The form of Book I, though not strictly epistolary, hinges upon the predominant... More > first person; he, Ansley Perkins, strives to retain possession of self against the fracturing influences of the civilization he leaves. His struggle is resolved upon his arrival in Alaska. His quest for the hero ends with himself. The surface time frame of this novel is approximately three weeks, though, using the precept of the omnipresent past, I’ve attempted an overview of the fifties and early sixties in this country through a young man’s eyes.< Less
Six Stories By John Shields
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These stories were written over a two-year period, and include a Forward by the author. The stories speak for themselves, while the Forward comprises a literary manifesto in which the postmodern age... More > is called to task.< Less
Letters from Alaska, Book II By John Shields
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Book II focuses upon the 60's Fairbanks community, a short but remarkably rich period of what might be called post-statehood, pre-oil Alaska. In this novel our protagonist, Ansley Perkins, achieves... More > an expansion of self through his own personal myth, the Raven and the Wolf.< Less