Interview with Robert Bristow
Mary Long and Earl J. Wilcox
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.
4 hours, 54 minutes
This interview is open for use.
Faculty and Staff
Writing; Family; English; Teaching
Bristow, Robert O'Neil, "Interview with Robert Bristow" (1974). Browse All Oral History Interviews. OH 002.
LC Subject Headings
Bristow, Robert O’Neil, 1926- -- Family, Winthrop College -- Faculty, College teachers -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill, College teaching, Journalism teachers -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill, Journalism -- Study and teaching, Oklahoma -- Biography, Authors, Authorship, United States. Navy