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Carver: A Life in Poems Chapter Summary & Analysis - My Dear Spiritual Boy to The Penol Cures Summary

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My Dear Spiritual Boy to The Penol Cures Summary

"My Dear Spiritual Boy" is a letter to Jim Hardwick in October 1923. Hardwick is a student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute where Carver speaks. Hardwick is the first of Carver's Boys. Hardwick is white. Carver says to Hardwick he loves him for what he is and what he hopes to be. God has given Hardwick to Carver to give him strength and confirm his faith in humanity. Hardwick is white, a college athlete and a soul mate to Carver.

"God's Little Workshop" discusses how Carver tries a peanut oil experiment in his workshop. Carver tries to work through it. He has a Do Not Disturb sign up. The students walk quietly in the hallways not to disturb him. He takes all his peanut inventions on a lecture tour. It is his science, his miracles...

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