Monastery of Writers

Monastery of Writers

by Abe Aamidor

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ISBN-13: 9783959269735
Publisher: XinXii-GD Publishing
Publication date: 10/28/2015
Sold by: Xinxii Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 1,185,660
File size: 468 KB

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Monastery of Writers 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Albanypark More than 1 year ago
At first I was afraid this book would be a love affair to writers and writing; it is much complicated than that, in part because the writer doesn't try to convince us that all writers are dedicated to the written word. Some are obsessed with fame; others think they can make money off of a best-seller, sort of like striking gold; but some are dedicated. Books have been written about communal living before but one composed of writers is quite distinctive. The story deals with a man, Robert Markland, who leaves his job and family in Omaha to join a commune of writers in southern Indiana. It's his best, last chance at becoming a writer, yet his wife turns out to be very understanding, almost like a psychiatric nurse! The author's writing is very evocative and descriptive, and he knows a lot about the world of literature generally, and there's even a mystery - what happened to the guy who founded the Monastery of Writers anyway? BTW, the setting is a thinly disguised version of the very real West Baden Springs Hotel near French Lick, Indiana, which really was once the 8th wonder of the world, the largest domed building of its time. It fell into disuse in the 1950s and was taken over by a religious order, then abandoned again, before being restored a few years ago. The name of the book, "Monastery of Writers," has nothing to do with religion, but is an homage to the actual history of the place. Warning: There is adult content here. Apparently writers find time for plenty of hanky panky when they're not writing.