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Edwin Mullhouse: The Life and Death of an American Writer 1943-1954 by Jeffery Cartwright
Edwin Mullhouse The Life and Death of an American Writer 1943-1954 by Jeffery Cartwright Author:Steven Millhauser At the age of two Edwin mullhouse was reciting Shakespeare. At ten he had written a novel that critics would call "a work of undoubted genius." At eleven Edwin Mullhouse was mysteriously dead. Documenting every stage of this brief life was Jeffrey Cathwright, Edwin's best friend and biographer-and the narrator of this dazzling portrait of the ar... more »tist as a young child.
As Jeffrey follows Edwin through his personal experiments with language (aaa=crying, fsss=drooling), his frustrations with comic books and the troubled second-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. Rapturous, funny, elegiac, Edwin Mullhouse has been considered a classic ever since its original publication in 1972.« less