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The Waters of Kronos Free read ô 6 Ü From the time of its first publication in 1960 Conrad Richter's The Waters of Kronos sparked lively debate about the extent to which its story of a belated return to childhood scenes mirrored key events of Richter's own life As was well known at the time Richter had spent several years in the Southwest where hEs but by 1933 he had returned to live in his hometown Pine Grove PennsylvaniaJohn Donner the main protagonist in The Waters of Kronos traces a similar route from west to east although he finds that his family home and native town have been submerged under the deep waters of a lake formed by the construction of a hydroelectric dam As Richter narrates his alter ego's efforts to salvage his past. My experience with Conrad Richter as with a lot of folks began with Richter's Awakening Land series I absolutely fell in love with The Trees I enjoyed and was similarly impressed with the other two books in the series The Fields and The Town The Waters of Kronos my latest Richter novel was a completely different experience The one similarity was a mystical feel in both The Trees and The Waters of Kronos but that mystical uality was a minor aspect of The Trees while it was central to The Waters of Kronos I almost struggled to recognize these works as written by the same authorAlthough I did not enjoy The Waters of Kronos nearly as much as I did the Awakening Land series and that is standard #1 when I read I did admire what Richter was trying to do or at least what I think he was trying to do This novel left uestions unanswered than answered It would be great for a discussion group where there would be the opportunity to explore all of the alternative theories

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He moves beyond semi autobiography to offer what are widely recognized as his most haunting reflections upon the power of family history the fragility of human memory and art's role in structuring the communal ethos David McCullough a fellow Pulitzer Prize winner met and befriended Richter in the 1960s and has called him an American master praising The Waters of Kronos as his most beautiful boo. Exuisite language and sense of place A man searching for home comforts as he approaches death

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The Waters of KronosFrom the time of its first publication in 1960 Conrad Richter's The Waters of Kronos sparked lively debate about the extent to which its story of a belated return to childhood scenes mirrored key events of Richter's own life As was well known at the time Richter had spent several years in the Southwest where he collected the material for his first successful book Early Americans and Other Stori. This started off so promising an old man visits the town of his youth only it's laying at the bottom of a lake By some means he manages to travel back in time only he's still an old man and see the town in its heyday as well as all the faces of old now long since buried However no one recognizes him and he remains very much an outsiderWhat can I say It was disappointing Pages of reminiscing very little dialog basically an elderly man looking back at his life and his efforts to lay things to rest before he joins his ancestors Not too exciting and ultimately unsatisfying like a dream One reader here on GR compared it to the feeling you get when you save your sundae's cherry to eat last and then find its a radish I couldn't say it betterVery different from his book The Trees