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    DescriptionFrom the time of its first publication in 1960, Conrad Richter's The Waters of Kronos sparked lively debate about the extent to which its story of a belated return to childhood scenes mirrored key events of Richter's own life. As was well known at the time, Richter had spent several years in the Southwest, where he collected the material for his first successful book, Early Americans and Other Stories, but by 1933, he had returned to live in his hometown, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania. John Donner, the main protagonist in The Waters of Kronos, traces a similar route from west to east, although he finds that his family home and native town have been submerged under the deep waters of a lake formed by the construction of a hydroelectric dam. As Richter narrates his alter ego's efforts to salvage his past, he moves beyond "semi-autobiography" to offer what are widely recognized as his most haunting reflections upon the power of family history, the fragility of human memory, and art's role in structuring the communal ethos. David McCullough, a fellow Pulitzer Prize winner, met and befriended Richter in the 1960s and has called him "an American master," praising The Waters of Kronos as "his most beautiful book."


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    Title
    The Waters of Kronos
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Conrad Richter, Foreword by David McCullough
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 190
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780271022406
    ISBN 10: 027102240X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 823.912
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 813/.54
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    LC classification: PS3535.I429 W3 2002
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Pennsylvania State University Press
    Imprint name
    Pennsylvania State University Press
    Publication date
    01 February 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Pennsylvania