Paul Metcalf

Paul Metcalf (1917-1999) is the widely acclaimed author of Genoa, Wild West, Patagoni, The Middle Passage, Apalache, and other works of verse and prose, noting his works generally defies classification. He was the great-grandson of Herman Melville, and studied writing with Conrad Aiken and Charles Olson.

For more on Metcalf’s work, see this Jacket review of his Collected Works (Coffee House Press, 1997).

The Assassination

Paul Metcalf

The Assassination is an experimental historical narrative about Booth at the time of Lincoln's assassination, and forms part of a longer work, Waters of the Potowmack.

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Paul Metcalf

The Assassination is an experimental historical narrative about Booth at the time of Lincoln's assassination, and forms part of a longer work, Waters of the Potowmack.


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