Wild Rides and Wildflowers!

Wild Rides and Wildflowers!


About Scott Abbott

Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton University, 1979. Then I taught at Vanderbilt University, BYU, and Utah Valley State College. At Utah Valley University, I'm Director of the Program in Integrated Studies and former Chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy. My publications include a book on Freemasonry and the German Novel, two co-authored books with Zarko Radakovic (published in Serbo-Croatian in Belgrade), and translations of a book by Austrian author Peter Handke and of a catalogue of an exhibit called "The German Army and Genocide." More famously, my children are in the process of creating good lives for themselves: as a model and manager, as a teacher of Chinese language, as a watershed scientist and science writer, as a jazz musician, as a corrections officer, as university students, and as parents. I share my life with UVU historian Lyn Bennett and our yellow dog Blue. Some publications at http://works.bepress.com/scott_abbott/
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2 Responses to Wild Rides and Wildflowers!

  1. flowerville says:

    So viele. Glückwunsch. 🙂 eigentlich ist das die beste Idee, ein Buch auf diese Art zu schreiben, Blumen und Gedanken. So muß es sein. Und wird es einen Fortsetzungsband geben?
    Which reminds me to ask which Th Mann book you like best, and maybe you said already and i have forgotten. I might get round to appreciate him, after all, maybe.


    • Scott Abbott says:

      Many thanks! We had a good time writing the book. Like the books with Zarko, it is a two headed beast, dialectical by nature, and I like that.
      My two favorite books by Thomas Mann are his first and last: Buddenbrooks (the first German novel I ever read, and still full of the magic that brought with it, that first rich reading) and Felix Krull, bursting with a bearable lightness of being.


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