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Snyder's Letters
     

Snyder's Letters

by Sim Wilde
 
Sampson Orion Snyder, born of an authoritative father, is a man searching for a fight, especially against anything he perceives as hypocrisy. He takes on racism, organized religion, his superiors, or anything having to do with the establishment.

This book is a collection of letters: those he receives and those he initiates. When he receives a letter from a

Overview

Sampson Orion Snyder, born of an authoritative father, is a man searching for a fight, especially against anything he perceives as hypocrisy. He takes on racism, organized religion, his superiors, or anything having to do with the establishment.

This book is a collection of letters: those he receives and those he initiates. When he receives a letter from a Methodist bishop exhorting him to mend his ways, he replies: "If you must save someone, save a Jew, a Black Panther, a Chinaman. Save yourself. But don't save me. I free you from all responsibility for my soul. I don't trust you with it."

And he receives letters. From a racist: "Rather than see my grandchildren educated in a mixed school, I had much rather they were executed by a firing squad". From his grandmother: "I even played around a little when I could--never with a minister even though there were some who wanted me to. You have to know that most of your Grandfather's hardness was in his head."

Snyder's Letters is a sad but funny tale about a complex man whose initials portray a life lived in constant turmoil.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781450245005
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/21/2010
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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