In his seventh novel, David Wagoner strikes gold in more ways than on.
In his seventh novel, David Wagoner strikes gold in more ways than one. The Road to Many a Wonder has been called "one of the funniest books in English," and "an irresistible comic romance," but these accolades don't do the book justice. The story of 20-year-old Ike Bender's trek to the Denver area during the 1859 Pike's Peak Gold Rush is more a story of the triumph of optimism and faith over overwhelming odds.
I've read this adventure/road trip book over and over, about a young couple making their way to Pike's Peak and the Gold Rush.
So a stranger advised Ike Bender, the appealing twenty-year-old hero of this high-spirited comedy ( which reads like a hitherto unwritten chapter of American folklore), as he began, soon to be joined by his even younger bride-to-be Millie, the 500-mile journey behind, before, and underneath a homemade wheelbarrow during the infamous Pikes Peak Gold Rush of. 1859. I've read this adventure/road trip book over and over, about a young couple making their way to Pike's Peak and the Gold Rush. And old fashioned, rip roaring adventure romance.
David Russell Wagoner (born June 5, 1926) is an American poet who has written many poetry collections and ten novels. Two of his books have been nominated for National Book Awards. Born in Massillon, Ohio and raised in Whiting, Indiana from the age of seven, Wagoner attended Pennsylvania State University where he was a member of Naval ROTC and graduated in three years. The Road to Many a Wonder has been called "one of the funniest books in English," and "an irresistible comic romance," but these accolades don't do the book justice
In his seventh novel, David Wagoner strikes gold in more ways than one.
David Russell Wagoner, American writer, educator. Member Academy American Poets (chancellor 1978–2000), Society of America Magicians, National Association Blackfeet Indians (associate). The Road to Many a Wonder: A Novel. 51274/?tag prabook0b-20. Working Against Time.
August 4, 2010 History. Published 1974 by Farrar, Straus, Giroux in New York. The road to many a wonder. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove The road to many a wonder from your list? The road to many a wonder.
David Wagoner is recognized as the leading poet of the Pacific Northwest, often . The Road to Many a Wonder (Western), Farrar, Straus, 1974. Tracker (Western), Atlantic-Little, Brown (Boston), 1975.
David Wagoner is recognized as the leading poet of the Pacific Northwest, often compared to his early mentor Theodore Roethke, and highly praised for hi. Wagoner has been accused of using staid pastoral conventions in book after book, as well as writing less well about human subjects. However, his books have continued to receive critical attention, often recognized for the ways in which they use encounters with nature as metaphors for encounters with the self. Whole Hog (Western), Atlantic-Little, Brown, 1976.
288 pp. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux . Mr. Wagoner, the poet whose seventh novel this is, does it all pretty well, but never well enough so we're not always aware that he's doing it. This is very far indeed from the contemporary champion in its vein-Charles Portis's admirable, never smug True Grit. Goss's life and work is being recorded and celebrated in a book by Susan, a novelist whose teenaged daughter is having an ecstatic, mystical affair with Goss's youngest son, Jason. The daughter, Tamisan, is combination of beauty and sensitivity so profound that she's open to-well, let's say the devil.
Graphic Novels, Anime & Manga. By (author) David Wagoner. History & Archaeology. Mind, Body & Spirit. AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window). Format Book 275 pages.
The Road to Many a Wonder continues Wagoner's comedy of nineteenth-century America (begun in Where Is My. .
The Road to Many a Wonder continues Wagoner's comedy of nineteenth-century America (begun in Where Is My Wandering Boy Tonight? ) and his parable of innocence and the frontier. In it a gold-seeker, Isaac Bender, succeeds by the most improbable means, his questing innocence overcoming the money-corruption of the gold rush and the Hobbesian savagery of the raw West. A recurrent pattern in Wagoner's novels is that of pursuit and flight, a nightmarish sense of implacable evil, and a recurrent scene is a metaphorical return to the womb, to primordial shelter. Charlie Bell in The Man in the Middle spends a night in a railway coin locker.