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Rules for Old Men Waiting

by Peter R. Pouncey

Rules for Old Men Waiting by Peter R. Pouncey
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    Apr 2005, 224 pages
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    Jun 2006, 224 pages

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Peter Pouncey was born in Tsingtao, China of English parents. At the end of World War II, after several dislocations and separations, the family reassembled in England, where he completed his classical education at boarding school and at Oxford University. In 1964 he was offered a job for one year as a classicist, filling in for a professor on sabbatical leave at Fordham University, and has been in America ever since - first at Fordham and then at Columbia University from 1967-1984 (he was dean of the college during much of the 70s) specializing in classical historiography; after which he spent a decade as President of Amherst College.

He now lives with his wife in New York City and northern Connecticut, and divides his time between writing and teaching. Rules For Old Men Waiting, his first novel, took 20 years to write. Hopefully it won't be his last.

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