A collection of nonfiction -- personal essays, travel writing, thoughts on contemporary education -- by Paul Frederick Kluge.
AUTHOR: P.F. Kluge is an American novelist living in Gambier, Ohio. He grew up in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey and graduated from Kenyon College in 1964, and has taught creative writing at Kenyon since 1992. Kluge served in the Peace Corps in Micronesia from 1967-69. He has written and edited for National Geographic Traveler, and is the author of several acclaimed novels, including Eddie and the Cruisers, Biggest Elvis, A Season for War, MacArthur's Ghost, The Day I Die: A Novel of Suspense, Final Exam, Gone Tomorrow, A Call From Jersey, The Master Blaster, and The Williamson Turn. In his popular non-fiction work, Alma Mater: A College Homecoming, Kluge chronicles his time as a student and teacher at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. This book vividly describes the struggles faced by a liberal arts college in rapidly-changing times. The Edge of Paradise: America in Micronesia describes Kluge's return to Micronesia and his observations on how the American presence has affected the islands.
Two of Kluge's works have been made into films -- Eddie and the Cruisers, based on his novel of the same name, and Dog Day Afternoon, written with Thomas Moore as a LIFE magazine article titled "The Boys in the Bank."