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Published in Great Plains Quarterly 6:4 (Fall 1986). Copyright © 1986 Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Students of Loren Eiseley who have long looked forward to an account of his life more complete than that found in All the Strange Hours, the episodic and ruminative volume Eiseley designated as his autobiography, have new grounds for disappointment. E. Fred Carlisle in Loren Eiseley: The Development of a Writer and Leslie E. Gerber and Margaret McFadden in the Loren Eiseley volume of Ungar's Literature and Life series provide some pleasant reading but fail to capture the essential Eiseley.