Aldridge found him interesting enough to include among the Neo-Hemingways: he, along with Vidal and "their terse little books," Williwaw
and Casualty, had "helped to carry the tradition of Hemingway into our own decade" (133).
A sea story and more, this will appeal to boys primarily; Williwaw
!, by Tom Bodett, is another Alaskan adventure on the water, while Lucy the Giant, by Sherri Smith, about a teenaged girl on a crabbing boat in Alaska, is a good bet for girls.
Vidal had already reached a national audience with his first book, Williwaw
, based on his experience in World War II, and the year before had been photographed for Life magazine in a feature on young writers.
It came out in 1948, after Vidal had already impressed the New York literary establishment with his first book, Williwaw
, one of the first World War II novels.
It was there that he composed his first book, the novel Williwaw
(1946), thus beginning a life of enormous productivity: twenty-two novels, nine volumes of essays, five plays, and several TV plays and movie scripts.
His first novel, Williwaw
(1946), which was based on his wartime experiences, was praised by the critics, and his third novel, The City and the Pillar (1948), shocked the public with its direct and unadorned examination of a homosexual main character.
It's who it's for--that new Williwaw
Island Atomic Power Plant!
His first book, Williwaw
(1946), set in the Aleutian Islands, drew on his army experience during World War II.
The approximately 17,000-square-foot building, designed by KPB Architects, is being transformed into an urban arts, food, event, and entertainment destination, Williwaw
. General contractor Benchmark Construction started construction in January and the project was completed this summer, with peak employment between fifty to sixty workers.
Bretton Woods recently constructed a Canopy Tour, Williwaw
Racing Zip and indoor climbing wall, which also will be available to guests this winter.
He described a "williwaw
" as "a hurricane with snow." These storms sometimes blew the snow so high on the tents it was impossible to open the door from the inside.