NINE LIVES WITH GRANDFATHER by Stephen Longstreet

NINE LIVES WITH GRANDFATHER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Yet another literary ancestor to join the ranks, this one in broader strokes than its progenitors. Gramp's gargantuan humors, appetites, enjoyments and legends (so noted), provide entertaining reading, of particularly masculine flavor. You see him throughout the year, from New Year's Day to Christmas, with Easter, June weddings, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas as springboards for tales of his girls, bi pig, his garden, tales of him in the Civil War and his southern romance, his relations with his brood of children in both city and country and his prompt ministrations with gold headed can at signs of disagreement or rebellion, his last love affair and its almost dis ending...Gramp and the Russian ballet, Gramp and Ibsen, 'Gramp and the German invasion of New Jersey in the last war, Gramp and bear hunting, Gramp and Wall Street -- full blooded profiles of a gone generation...With calorific humor and large gestures, this is contagiously enthusiastic portraiture...

Pub Date: March 10th, 1944
Publisher: Messner