Edgar Wolfe was born August 27, 1906, in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1928, then for thirty years taught creative writing, from 1947 to 1977. He was the mentor and model of the late Bob Woodley, so it is particularly appropriate for the Bob Woodley Memorial Press to publish a collection of his fiction. Sadly, he passed away April 20, 1989.
Here are three short stories by the author of Widow Man. "The combined realism and sociability of the author--his readiness to face trouble even while retaining the bounce required of us dwellers on earth--made Ed Wolfe a memorable teacher [at the University of Kansas]; these qualities plus his craft as a writer have distilled into this three-layer display of fiction."--from William Stafford's Introduction
"This book displays the full range of Wolfe's powers of narrative and his keen eye for people and the world they live in. As in the novel Widow Man, they are fictions that deal in large part with loss, the nearness of death, and quiet, necessary heroism of survivors.
"Some of the stories in Edgar Wolfe's To All The Islands Now are flavored with . . . kitchen-table talk. They are also spiced with the sound of rustling cottonwood, wild currant and rose fragrant in July heat, and Plains snowdrifts, sculptured and changing in the wind."
To All the Islands Now
by Edgar Wolfe
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