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The Canals of Mars by Gary Fincke
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This is a riveting 'memoir of weakness' from a very strong writer. "The Canals of Mars" is a memoir that explores and ponders 'weakness', which in Gary Fincke's family was the catch-all term for every possible human flaw - physical, psychological, or spiritual. Fincke grew up near Pittsburgh during the 1950s and 1960s, raised by blue-collar parents for whom the problems that beset people - from alcoholism to nearsightedness to asthma to fear of heights - were nothing but weaknesses. In a highly engaging style, Fincke mediates on the disappointments he suffered - in his body, his mind, his work - because he was convinced that he had to be 'perfect'. Anything less than perfection was weakness and no one, he understood from an early age, wants to be weak. Six of the chapters in the book have been cited in "Best American Essays". The chapter that provides the book's title, "The Canals of Mars", won a Pushcart Prize and was included in "The Pushcart Book of Essays: The Best Essays from a Quarter Century of the Pushcart Prize".

Author Biography

Gary Fincke is the Charles B. Degenstein Professor of English and Creative Writing at Susquehanna University, where he directs the Writers Institute.
Release date Australia
October 15th, 2009
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Michigan State University Press
Pages
264
Dimensions
152x228x15
ISBN-13
9780870138805
Product ID
4273334

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