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Another Author's Insight: Edna Ferber (1885-1968)

“SHOW BOAT” is neither history nor biography, but fiction. This statement is made in the hope that it will forestall such protest as may be registered by demon statisticians against certain liberties taken with characters, places, and events.

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Book Review, Cimarron, Edna Ferber

Copyright, Dennis Mitton

Cimarron, by Edna Ferber, is a long, gangly novel set in territorial Oklahoma. Published in 1929, it veers a bit from my beaten path but I’ve got boxes of these old classics and it’s time to start reading them. 893 more words

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Notes on "Giant" by Edna Ferber (1952)

I haven’t seen the movie in a long time but my memory tells me it was about oil in Texas and people and James Dean was kind of a bad guy but not really. 558 more words

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NEVER TOO LATE TO FIND A GREAT SUMMER READ

Summer is fleeting but this flashback to the 1950s will be a great ending to your summer reading.  Edna Ferber’s Giant is my recommendation for a last-minute wrap on summer. 30 more words

Fiction

Life can’t defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer’s lover until death. – Edna Ferber http://ift.tt/29rkdwe

Edna Ferber

Showboat, the novel, lacks liveliness of musical

A riverboat owner facing competition from the railroad in the waning years of the 19th century buys a successful touring company, the Cotton Blossom Floating Palace Theater. 190 more words

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