Edwin Mullhouse

Edwin Mullhouse : The Life and Death of an American Writer, 1943-54, by Jeffrey Cartwright

4.06 (759 ratings by Goodreads)
  • Paperback
By (author) 

List price: US$9.43

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

This is a witty and elegiac novel in the form of a biography, from a Pulitzer Prize winning author. At the age of 2, Edwin Mullhouse was reciting Shakespeare. At 10, he had written a novel that critics would call a work of undoubted genius. At 11, Edwin Mullhouse was mysteriously dead. Documenting every stage of this brief kife was Jeffrey Cartwright, Edwin's best friend and biographer - and the narrator of this dazzling portrait of the artist as a young child. As Jeffrey follows Edwin through hispre-verbal experiments with language, his infatuations with comic books and the troubled 2nd grade temptress Rose Dorn, and, finally, into the year of his literary glory and untimely demise, Edwin Mullhouse plunges us back into the pleasures and terrors of childhood, even as it plays havoc with our notions of genius and biography.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 22.86mm | 272.15g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753804670
  • 9780753804674

Rating details

759 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 44% (331)
4 30% (226)
3 18% (135)
2 7% (51)
1 2% (16)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X