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James Jones and the Handy Writers' Colony

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""This story of James Jones and the Handy Colony is a popular account of one of the most unusual writing colonies ever established in the United States.Between his Army enlistment in 1939 and the wound that sent him to a Memphis hospital in 1943, James Jones suffered the loss of both his mother and his father, a victim of suicide. Psychologically precarious, Jones drank heavily, often brawling in bars. Concerned about his erratic behavior, his aunt took Jones to meet Lowney Handy, who took virtual control of his life, ...

James Jones and the Handy Writers' Colony 2001, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809323708

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