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James Michener

Data di nascita: 3. Febbraio 1907
Data di morte: 16. Ottobre 1997
Altri nomi:جیمز ای میچنر

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James Albert Michener è stato uno scrittore statunitense autore di più di 47 opere, perlopiù saghe a sfondo storico, inerenti alla vita di molte generazioni in una particolare localizzazione geografica, e spesso basate su reali fatti storici. Michener era anche noto per la meticolosa ricerca dietro ogni suo lavoro.

Tra le sue pubblicazioni più importanti si annoveranoo Racconti del Pacifico del sud , Hawaii, The Drifters, Centennial, The Source, The Fires of Spring, Chesapeake, Caribbean, Caravans, Alaska, Texas, e Poland. La sua opera comprende anche molti saggi scritti attorno al 1968, sui suoi viaggi in Spagna e in Portogallo. I suoi romanzi hanno venduto attorno ai 100 milioni di copie.

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Frasi James Michener

„I am a humanist because I think humanity can, with constant moral guidance, create reasonably decent societies.“

—  James A. Michener
Context: I am a humanist because I think humanity can, with constant moral guidance, create reasonably decent societies. I think that young people who want to understand the world can profit from the works of Plato and Socrates, the behaviour of the three Thomases, Aquinas, More and Jefferson — the austere analyses of Immanuel Kant and the political leadership of Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt.

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„I don't know who my parents were. I know nothing about my inheritance.“

—  James A. Michener
Context: I don't know who my parents were. I know nothing about my inheritance. I could be Jewish; I could be part Negro; I could be Irish; I could be Russian. I am spiritually a mix anyway, but I did have a solid childhood fortunately, because of some wonderful women who brought me up. I never had a father or a man in the house, and that was a loss, but you live with that loss.

„I think young people ought to seek that differential experience that is going to knock them off dead center. I was a typical American school boy. I happened to get straight A's and be pretty good in sports. But I had no great vision of what I could be. And I never had any yearning.
My job was to live through Friday afternoon, get through the week, and eat something. And then along came these differential experiences that you don't look for, that you don't plan for, but, boy, you better not miss them. The things that make you bigger than you are. The things that give you a vision. The things that give you a challenge.“

—  James A. Michener
Context: I do believe that everyone growing up faces differential opportunities. With me, it was books and travel and some good teachers. With somebody else, it may be a boy scout master. With somebody else, it will be a clergyman. Somebody else, an uncle who was wiser than the father. I think young people ought to seek that differential experience that is going to knock them off dead center. I was a typical American school boy. I happened to get straight A's and be pretty good in sports. But I had no great vision of what I could be. And I never had any yearning. My job was to live through Friday afternoon, get through the week, and eat something. And then along came these differential experiences that you don't look for, that you don't plan for, but, boy, you better not miss them. The things that make you bigger than you are. The things that give you a vision. The things that give you a challenge.

„If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.“

—  James A. Michener
As quoted in Good Advice (1982) by William Safire and Leonard Safir. Original appearance in Holiday magazine, March 1956, pp. 40-51.

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„Writers turn dreams into print.“

—  James A. Michener, Writer's Handbook: Explorations in Writing and Publishing

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