Thursday, July 14, 2016

James Michener of South Pacific Fame

Hi Dear Folk,

James Michener was a prolific writer he had over six books that became number one best sellers over a fifty year period of time.  I think he is most famous for South Pacific, because of being made into the musical and then the film.

I have never read any of his books and he is definitely on my book reading list, starting with his autobiography.  He thought very deeply about discrimination, he was raised a Quaker.

This is a reconstruction of his Buck's County Office, where he wrote Tales of the South Pacific.  The room features the desk, chair, typewriter, dictionary and other objects from the office in James A. Michener's Bucks County home, where he live and worked for more than 35 years.

At this desk he wrote some of his best-known fiction and non-fiction works, including Sayonara, The Floating World, Caravans and Sports in America.

Other objects on his desk include two autographed baseballs from the Baltimore Orioles, a dog license issued in 1965 for his 9-year-old terrier, his Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards, and his Doylestown High School T-Shirt.


1 comment:

  1. I love South Pacific. I will have to look out for the book. I'm afraid I never heard of this man in spite of knowing the musical.


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