A Stone for Plot Four: Or Mendez, a Quest by John Igo

By John Igo

Over sixty years in the past, poet, playwright, and critic John Igo stumbled upon a curious connection with a vanished neighborhood literary legend. an excellent former pupil at a San Antonio group collage, forgotten through none who met him, had long past directly to the famed Black Mountain collage within the Thirties, and accomplished his dream of turning into a employees author for the recent Yorker. after which he vanished. twist of fate and interest morphed into an obsession for Igo: Who was once Mendez Marks? Why did he die so younger, on the peak of his speedy carreer? an odd historical past of kinfolk secrets and techniques, together with insanity and suicide, emerged alongside the best way. Igo calls his memoir of his sixty-year pursuit of Marks “a verbal instance of a contained-space sculpture.” it's a biography wrapped in a memoir wrapped in a mental case learn of a super, unique soul.

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