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Author Fanning, Charles.

Title Mapping Norwood : an Irish American memoir / Charles Fanning.

Published Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2010.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xiv, 328 pages) : illustrations
Series Online access with EBA: JSTOR.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Notes OldControl:muse9781613760215.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Place Lore of Norwood -- 2. My Father's Chapter -- 3. Young Winslow Radcliff -- 4. Mapping Monaghan -- 5. My Mother's Chapter -- 6. Ars Brevis -- 7.A Prelude -- 8.A Thousand Days at Harvard.
Summary Charles Fanning re-creates the landscape of childhood and adolescence in a place and time both ordinary and rich with possibility. He was born and raised in Norwood, Massachusetts, twelve miles outside of Boston, where Yankee and Irish cultures bumped against each other. The narrative traces his personal growth, shaped by family, school, baseball, radio drama, and art. He was the first in his family to attend college, and the book ends with his undergraduate experience at Harvard, class of 1964. Along with this coming-of-age story, the book features forays back in time, including chapters on each of Fanning's parents and historical excavations and meditations on three ancestors.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Fanning, Charles -- Family.
Fanning, Charles -- Childhood and youth.
Irish Americans -- Massachusetts -- Boston Metropolitan Area -- History.
Irish Americans -- Massachusetts -- Norwood (Town) -- Biography.
Norwood (Mass. : Town) -- Biography.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781613760215 (electronic bk.)
1613760213 (electronic bk.)
9781558498105 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
1558498109 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9781558498099 (library cloth ; alk. paper)
1558498095 (library cloth ; alk. paper)