Algernon, Charlie and I: A Writer's Journey : Plus the Complete Original Short Novelette Version of "Flowers for Algernon"

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-02-01
  • Publisher: Challenge Pr Inc
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In the short novelette, "Flowers for Algernon," and in the novel version that followed, author Daniel Keyes created an unlikely duo that has captured the hearts and minds of readers around the world. It is the classic story--part of which has now come true--of an experiment to increase intelligence, in which researchers first transform a laboratory mouse named Algernon into a genius. Charlie Gordon, who tells them, "I want to be smart," eagerly volunteers to follow in Algernon's four-legged footsteps through the maze of acquiring knowledge and learning about life.

Author Biography

Keyes, Professor Emeritus of Ohio University, resides with his wife in South Florida. They have two adult daughters.

Table of Contents

The Maze of Time
My Writing Cellarp. 11
The White Mousep. 17
Second Actingp. 22
Breaking Dishesp. 27
I Become Ship's Doctorp. 36
From Ship to Shrink
Inkblotsp. 53
The Boy on Book Mountainp. 59
Silence of the Psychoanalystsp. 67
First Published Storiesp. 74
Editing Pulps and Writing Comic Booksp. 81
Mind Over Matter
Looking for Charliep. 91
Charlie Finds Mep. 94
Getting Therep. 100
Rejection and Acceptancep. 110
The Alchemy of Writing
Transformations: From Story To Teleplay To Novelp. 117
Rejected Againp. 123
Of Love and Endingsp. 130
We Find A Homep. 138
Post-Publication Blues
"Don't Hide Your Light Under A Bushel"p. 147
When Are Writers Like Saints?p. 153
"Charly" Goes Hollywoodp. 156
Broadway Boundp. 163
And Then What Happened?p. 172
Afterword: My "What Would Happen If...?" is Happeningp. 178
Acknowledgmentsp. 183
"Flowers for Algernon" Complete original novelette versionp. 187
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