Joseph Smith: Lost and Found
Barnes, Jane, Dialogue : A Journal of Mormon Thought
I met Joseph out of all Mormon context. I met him between Emerson and the Beatles, between the American Revolution and the sixties, between the conservative New England tilt ofmy education and the ecstatic, destabilizing, boundary-busting, prolonged years of anti-authoritarian protest against the U.S. government. I met Joseph roaming the corridors of American history in Fawn Brodie's No Man Knows My History, portrayed as a genius who would be comfortable at the same table with P. T. Barnum, Walt Disney, and Norman Mailer-to name a few of the wildly imaginative national characters I had been pitching for documentaries.
Somehow I had reachedmy forties without ever having met a …
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Publication information: Article title: Joseph Smith: Lost and Found. Contributors: Barnes, Jane - Author. Journal title: Dialogue : A Journal of Mormon Thought. Volume: 41. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring 2008. Page number: 147+. © Dialogue Foundation Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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