Interview with Robert Bristow

Title

Interview with Robert Bristow

Interviewee

Robert Bristow

Interviewer

Mary Long and Earl Wilcox

Files

Abstract

IN PROCESSING

Bristow discusses his life, his writing and his teaching at Winthrop. He was a writer and professor of journalism at Winthrop from 1962-1987. Subjects include growing up in Oklahoma, influences upon his writing, his life in the navy, his views on creativity and writing, his family, and his four novels: Time for Glory (1968), Night Season (1970), A Faraway Drummer (1973), and Laughter in Darkness(1974). Mr. Bristow also discusses how his time in the navy led him to writing, inspirations, other writers, teaching in the classroom, his novels and research, his relationship with his son, communicating with students, creativity and writing, family experiences and writing as being therapeutic.

Publication Date

5-15-1974

Unique Identifier

OH 002

Format

3 Cassettes

Length

4 hours, 54 minutes

Restrictions

This interview is open for use.

Series

Faculty and Staff

Keywords

Writing, Family, English, Teaching

Disciplines

Oral History

Notes

Additional interview date: June 16, 1977

Interview with Robert Bristow

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