Morning Light

morning light

About Scott Abbott

I received my Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton University in 1979. Then I taught at Vanderbilt University, BYU, and Utah Valley State College. At Utah Valley University, I directed the Program in Integrated Studies for its initial 13 years and was also Chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy for three years. My publications include a book on Freemasonry and the German Novel, two co-authored books with Zarko Radakovic (REPETITIONS and VAMPIRES & A REASONABLE DICTIONARY, published in Serbo-Croatian in Belgrade and in English with Punctum Books), a book with Sam Rushforth (WILD RIDES AND WILDFLOWERS, Torrey House Press), a "fraternal meditation" called IMMORTAL FOR QUITE SOME TIME (University of Utah Press), and translations of three books by Austrian author Peter Handke, of an exhibition catalogue called "The German Army and Genocide," and, with Dan Fairbanks, of Gregor Mendel's important paper on hybridity in peas. More famously, my children are in the process of creating good lives for themselves: as a model and dance/yoga studio manager, as a teacher of Chinese language, as an ecologist and science writer, as a jazz musician, as a parole officer, as a contractor, as a seasonal worker (Alaska and Park City, Utah), and as parents. I share my life with UVU historian Lyn Bennett, with whom I have written a cultural history of barbed wire -- THE PERFECT FENCE (Texas A&M University Press). Some publications at http://works.bepress.com/scott_abbott/
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4 Responses to Morning Light

  1. flowerville says:

    this is very beautiful and beauty is always needed.
    i read through the list of the books of the price you were shortlisted for and started reading the logan notebooks, rebecca lindenberg, and like it, but yours is nicer….

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  2. flowerville says:

    also there’s a really beautiful secret regarding the duration but am not allowed to say anything until end of november in case it doesn’t sort out. i am noooo good at keeping secrets.

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  3. flowerville says:

    that’s really good to hear and it is satisfying to think about nature… that’s what i like so much about the bikebook…
    (i tell you the secret when the time comes, it’s nice and even if it’s not working out it’s still nice)

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