The Inventors: A Memoir

dePeter SelginIntroduction deLidia Yuknavitch

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8 avril 2016|
The Inventors: A Memoir de Peter Selgin
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Fall, 1970. At the start of eighth grade, Peter Selgin fell in love with the young teacher who''d arrived from Oxford in Frye boots, with long hair, and a passion for his students that was intense and unorthodox. The son of an emotionally remote inventor, Peter was also a twin with a burning need to feel unique. The teacher supplied that need. They spent hours in the teacher''s cottage, discussing books, playing chess, drinking tea, and wrestling. They were inseparable, until the teacher ''resigned.'' Over the next decade they met occasionally and corresponded constantly, their last meeting a disaster. Only after he died did Peter learn that the teacher had completely fabricated his past. As for Peter''s father, the British-accented genius inventor, he turned out to be the son of prominent Italian Jews. Paul Selgin and the teacher were both ''self-inventors,'' enigmatic men whose lies and denials betrayed the boy who idolized them. The Inventors is the story of how these men shaped the author''s journey to manhood, a story of promises fulfilled and broken as he uncovers the truth about both men, and about himself. For like them-like all of us -Peter Selgin, too, is his own inventor. Fall, 1970. At the start of eighth grade, Peter Selgin fell in love with the young teacher who''d arrived from Oxford in Frye boots, with long hair, and a passion for his students that was intense and unorthodox. The son of an emotionally remote inventor, Peter was also a twin with a burning need to feel unique. The teacher supplied that need. They spent hours in the teacher''s cottage, discussing books, playing chess, drinking tea, and wrestling. They were inseparable, until the teacher ''resigned.'' Over the next decade they met occasionally and corresponded constantly, their last meeting a disaster. Only after he died did Peter learn that the teacher had completely fabricated his past. As for Peter''s father, the British-accented genius inventor, he turned out to be the son of prominent Italian Jews. Paul Selgin and the teacher were both ''self-inventors,'' enigmatic men whose lies and denials betrayed the boy who idolized them. The Inventors is the story of how these men shaped the author''s journey to manhood, a story of promises fulfilled and broken as he uncovers the truth about both men, and about himself. For like them-like all of us -Peter Selgin, too, is his own inventor.
Peter Selgin is the author of Drowning Lessons, winner of the Flannery O''Connor Award for Fiction, a novel, two books on fiction writing, and several children''s books. Confessions of a Left-Handed Man, his memoir-in-essays, was short-listed for the William Saroyan International Prize. His novel,The Water Master, won the Wisdom/Faulkn...
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Titre :The Inventors: A MemoirFormat :Couverture soupleDimensions de l'article :416 pages, 9.04 X 8.76 X 0.76 poDimensions à l'expédition :416 pages, 9.04 X 8.76 X 0.76 poPublié le :8 avril 2016Publié par :Hawthorne BooksLangue :anglais

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