Books Like Tarzan Alive by Philip José Farmer | Suggested Reading

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Farmer has published two other works dealing with the same version of Tarzan who appears in Tarzan Alive: "An Exclusive Interview with Lord Greystoke" and "Extracts from the Memoirs of 'Lord Greystoke.'" The "interview," first published in the April 1972 issue of Esquire and republished in The Book of Philip Jose Farmer (1973), brilliantly demonstrates Farmer's ability to make a fictional character seem real. Farmer prefaces the interview with an explanation of how he tracked down his subject to a hotel on the coast of West Africa and was granted a fifteen-minute conversation. During the interview, Tarzan, who is now eighty-five years old but looks thirtyfive because of his immortality treatment, speaks with quiet dignity of his life and main concerns. He explains some of the inconsistencies in Burroughs's novels, reveals something of his philosophy of life, and remarks that like Mark Twain, he has only one prejudice: "That...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Tarzan Alive from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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