THE LIFE AND TIMES OF KIN HUBBARD by Fred C. Kelly

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF KIN HUBBARD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A fond portrait which derives from personal friendship and admiration and brings back the shy, notional, occasionally odd genius who was the creator of the cartoon figure, Abe Martin. Hubbard's own story is alternated here with many of the sayings of Abe Martin -- that ""single-gallused cracker-barrel philosopher"" whose homely humor and unerring eye for common fallibilities earned nationwide popularity. His childhood in Bellefontaine, his McGuffey reader schooling, his passion for minstrel shows -- and theatrical clothes, his first job -- drawing for a newspaper- and finally the Indianapolis News, his marriage to Josephine who steadied him through the years -- these are the salients in the lifetime of the Hoosier eccentric who was as lovable a character as the one he developped....Authentic, atmospheric Americana -- more regional than general in interest.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1952
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Young