John Gardner Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 16 pages of information about the life of John Gardner.
This section contains 4,624 words
(approx. 16 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the John Gardner Biography

Authors and Artists for Young Adults on John Gardner

A vastly prolific author of thirty-five books in a career spanning only twenty-five years, John Gardner penned novels, criticism, short stories, works for young readers, a biography of Chaucer, plays, and libretti. Best known for his novels Grendel, The Sunlight Dialogues, Nickel Mountain, and October Light, Gardner also left behind a handful of books on the craft of writing that have been influential on writers young and old since their publication. Additionally, Gardner was a philosophical novelist, a medievalist well versed in the classics, an educator, and an opinionated critic. Described by Village Voice contributor Elizabeth Stone as "Evel Knievel at the typewriter," Gardner stood for conservation of values from the past yet maintained a lifelong love-hate relationship with "the rules." Though he championed the moral function of literature, his long hair, leather jacket, and motorcycle classed him with nonconformists. The typical conflict in his work pits individual...

(read more)

This section contains 4,624 words
(approx. 16 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the John Gardner Biography
Copyrights
Authors and Artists for Young Adults
John Gardner from Authors and Artists for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook