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Bruce Dobler

Bruce Dobler

Dobler, Bruce
Title: Bruce Dobler
Reading Date: Wednesday, October 13, 1976

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Introduction by Lois Shelton. Reading ends at 56:06.

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Reading Date: Wednesday, October 13, 1976
Series: Fall Reading Series
Sponsor(s): UA Poetry Center
Location(s): Modern Languages Auditorium

Bruce Dobler explains the relationship of his work to documentary fiction. He speaks of the necessity of journalistic fiction and the writer's task of capturing "the spirit and mood of a place and a time that would otherwise be inaccessible." Dobler reads from his novel, The Last Rush North (1976), exploring the construction of the Alaskan pipeline. Rather than picking a single chapter in the novel, Dobler reads an assortment of excerpts following one of the novel's many characters, a truck driver named Jill Jones. He closes with an excerpt following a character named Little Nasty, who gets into a fight with a much larger man.