The Time Mom Met Hitler, Frost Came to Dinner, and I Heard the Greatest Story Ever Told

The Time Mom Met Hitler, Frost Came to Dinner, and I Heard the Greatest Story Ever Told

A Memoir

eBook - 2015
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He was predestined for literary greatness. If only his father hadn't used up all the words. As the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Eberhart, Dikkon Eberhart grew up surrounded by literary giants. Dinner guests included, among others, Robert Frost, Dylan Thomas, Allen Ginsberg, W. H. Auden, and T. S. Eliot, all of whom flocked to the Eberhart house to discuss, debate, and dissect the poetry of the day. To the world, they were literary icons. To Dikkon, they were friends who read him bedtime stories, gave him advice, and, on one particularly memorable occasion, helped him with his English homework. Anxious to escape his famous father's shadow, Dikkon struggled for decades to forge an identity of his own, first in writing and then on the stage, before inadvertently stumbling upon the answer he'd been looking for all along--in the most unlikely of places. Brimming with unforgettable stories featuring some of the most colorful characters of the Beat Generation, The Time Mom Met Hitler, Frost Came to Dinner, and I Heard the Greatest Story Ever Told is a winsome coming-of-age story about one man's search for identity and what happens when he finally finds it.
Publisher: Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2015]
ISBN: 9781496406866
1496406869
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 303 pages)

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One of the most unusual and fascinating life stories I've read, though it's definitely not for kids. Dikkon Eberhart and his memoir are thoughtful and funny and humble and real and broken and redeemed.

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