The Panage Papers; From Cyprus to the Ozarks 1942-1955 - $24.00
by John Panage; Edited by Lisa Brandom
John Panage’s Journals from the years 1942-1955 provide fascinating views of the world during the war years and the following period of Cold War. As a native of Cyprus, Panage lived and worked for thirty-five years as a professor of English in the Ozarks. He describes with wit and charm the lives of his college students and his colleagues, but he also is aware of the monumental problems within the world to bring about lasting peace and global community. This realistic piece of literature also relates with passion John’s struggle to become the author of a great masterpiece and to master the written and spoken English language. He offers much sage advice to the readers who will undertake the journey with him.
“One can’t amount to anything unless he creates something. I was never ambitious to create children, but I’ve always been desirous to create books or at least a book. I’m 54 years old, and I’ve not yet published even an article or a short story or essay. It seems that it is too late, but it is never too late. I’m just now wiser and better and nobler than ever before.” - John Panage