Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Lockridge, Larry, author

Title Shade of the raintree : the life and death of Ross Lockridge, Jr., author of Raintree County / Larry Lockridge
Edition Centennial edition
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (542 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Contents; Genealogy; Preface to the Centennial Edition; Acknowledgments; PART ONE; I: Epilogue Bloomington, Indiana, 1948-1993; II: ""Avenue of Elms"" Fort Wayne Days, 1914-1924; III: ""Legends in a Class-Day Album"" Early Bloomington Days, 1924-1933; IV: ""A Richly Laden Festal Board"" France and Italy, 1933-1934; V: ""Dream of the Flesh of Iron"" Bloomington, 1934-1940; Photograph sections; PART TWO; VI: Starting Over Cambridge, Bloomington, Boston, and Cape Ann, 1940-1943; VII: Writing Raintree County Boston, Cape Ann, and South Byfield, Fall, 1943-Spring, 1946
VIII: Author in the EpicIX: Snake Pit in Paradise Manistee, Michigan, Summer, 1946-Fall, 1947; X: ""Flu or Something"" Hollywood and Bloomington, Fall, Winter, 1947-1948; XI: ""Hail and Farewell at the Crossing"" Bloomington, March 6, 1948-Spring, 1948; Notes and Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary Raintree County, the first novel by Ross Lockridge, Jr., was the publishing event of 1948. Excerpted in Life magazine, it was a Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection, won MGM's Novel Award and a movie deal, and stood at the top of the nation's bestseller lists. Unfortunately, Lockridge's first novel was also his last. Two months after its publication the 33-year-old author from Bloomington, Indiana, took his own life. His son Larry was five years old at the time. Shade of the Raintree is Larry's search for an understanding of his father's baffling act. In this powerfully narrated biography, Larry Lockridge uncovers a man of great vitality, humor, love, and visionary ambition, but also of deep vulnerability. The author manages to combine a son's emotional investments with a sleuth's dispassionate inquiry. The result is an exhilarating, revelatory narrative of an American writer's life. With a new preface by the author, this 2014 paperback edition marks 100 years since the birth of Ross Lockridge, Jr
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed March 25, 2014)
Subject Lockridge, Ross, 1914-1948.
Lockridge, Ross, 1914-1948.
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
Novelists, American.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780253012982