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Jon Krakauer
Lombard, David
2022In Clark, Robert; Sandru, Cristina (Eds.) The Literary Encyclopedia
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Keywords :
Jon Krakauer; adventure narrative; into the wild; nature writing; American literature; nonfiction; memoir
Abstract :
[en] Jon Krakauer (“Krakauer” being a synonym for Cracovian [Foster 151]) was born in 1954 in Brookline, Massachusetts (Marquis Who’s Who). His father, Lewis, was born in Brooklyn in 1927, but he studied medicine in Brookline and then moved to Corvallis, Oregon, with his wife Carol Ann to work and raise his son (150-51). Lewis Krakauer passed on his interest in mountaineering, his “love of the outdoors”, and his “gift for writing” (Lewis was the occasional editor of The Year Book of Sports Medicine) to Jon, even though he had not a perfectly stable relationship with him (151-52). Jon’s father was an atheist Jewish person, and his mother was a Unitarian Scandinavian woman, so Jon had “no religion to speak of” as a child and claimed that he was “envious of his Mormon friends’ conviction” (Speaker Jon Krakauer).
Research center :
Centre Interdisciplinaire de Poétique Appliquée (CIPA)
Leuven English Literature Research Group
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Author, co-author :
Lombard, David  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de langues modernes : linguistique, littérature et traduction > Littérature anglaise moderne et littérature américaine
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Title :
Jon Krakauer
Original title :
[en] Jon Krakauer
Publication date :
22 September 2022
Main work title :
The Literary Encyclopedia
Author, co-author :
Sandru, Cristina
Publishing director :
Clark, Robert
Publisher :
The Literary Dictionary Company, Londres, United Kingdom
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Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
Development Goals :
5. Gender equality
15. Life on land
16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
Funders :
F.R.S.-FNRS - Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique [BE]
The Literary Encyclopedia
ULiège - Université de Liège [BE]
Fondation Camille HELA - ULiège [BE]
Rotary International [US-IL] [US-IL]
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