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In 1912, a frustrated writer sat at his typewriter seeking armchair adventure. Edgar Rice Burroughs had failed at nearly everything he had tried, yet he knew a good story when he read one. The tale of an ape-man torn between primal desires and civilization’s demands seemed like it might sell. A century later, in movies, on television, and in 74 novels, Tarzan still swings. In this digital short, award-winning author Bruce Watson explores the fantastically fertile mind of Edgar Rice Burroughs and the legacy of his creations, not just Tarzan but John Carter of Mars and many more.read more
Bruce Watson is an award-winning journalist whose articles have been published in Smithsonian, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Examiner, Yankee Magazine, and The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2003.read more
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