"Plagued by Fire" review

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m.perrino
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Just finished. What a fantastic telling. Liked the tone and presentation. Well researched and documented. Learned a lot. Might incorporate some into my tours @ T-W. Other comments: Ida Heller, Beulah Boynton, speculation but quite interesting. Miriam Noel, more than I knew and still I just struggle to make sense of that relationship ( maybe desperate men do desperate things). The Imperial commission, $250K = $3.7 million in 2019 - where did ALL THAT MONEY GO? Wm. Carey a sad story, now more sad due to Anna's mental issues. Mamah - a recounting more horrible than I ever imagined. Olga - a quick review, but someday more to come. I have my own theory. Svetlana, never knew the background on the tragic accident. And the fires, forgot about Iovana's wedding and some of the others unknown. Learned a new word: synecdoche. PLUS, anyone who quotes James Agee or Walker Evans is ok, by me. After 47 years of my own personal FLW mania - the last sentence is the most powerful : "You can never get to the end of the knowing". Outstanding Work.

Roderick Grant
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m. perrino, I believe it was in An Autobiography that FLW said there were "trainloads" (perhaps an exaggeration) of art that he bought in Japan sent to Taliesin. You know what a spendthrift he was.

m.perrino
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Apologies to all for the triple post. Having connectivity 'issues'. It's always something and yes, no doubt that 'spendthrift' went throught it fast. HA HA, loved it.

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Another online site which neglects to identify itself geographically. From what city does KJZZ broadcast ?

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KJZZ radio: Phoenix AZ
KJZZ TV: Salt Lake City UT

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Thanks. Interesting split; coincidence, I suppose . . .

Anybody hear the interview ?

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SDR wrote:Another online site which neglects to identify itself geographically. From what city does KJZZ broadcast ? S
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SDR wrote:Thanks. Interesting split; coincidence, I suppose . . .Anybody hear the interview ? S
No connection between the two. Anyone can hear the interview by simply clicking on "Listen Now"

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Thanks, all.

I guess I meant, "did anyone listen to the interview . . .?"

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Tim
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Post by Tim »

Tried. Tried. Tried.

I just couldn't make it through the book.

I wanted to.

Still not sure ... why the friction.

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Don't beat yourself up; try getting through the Autobiography first . . .!

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Post by Tim »

The writer of this post appreciated the storytelling aspect of the author in the autobiography.

The writer of this post was a young man when he read the autobiography and was taken in by it. Very romantic...

That was my impersonation of the autobiography. Or should I say, that was the writer of this post's ... shall we say the author of this post's ... best impression.
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Roderick Grant
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If you can get past all the fantasy, truth-stretching and outright lies of "An Autobiography," there is more about FLW's approach to design therein than in any other book he wrote. It is elements like the "stormy night!" that are distractions. The book contains within it the best text on FLW ever written.

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Roderick Grant wrote:If you can get past all the fantasy, truth-stretching and outright lies of "An Autobiography," there is more about FLW's approach to design therein than in any other book he wrote. It is elements like the "stormy night!" that are distractions. The book contains within it the best text on FLW ever written.
I would agree.

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