- Hardcover: 732 pages
- Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (February 1979)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 038513679X
- ISBN-13: 978-0385136792
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 6 x 2.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #370,476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In Memory Yet Green: The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1920-1954 Hardcover – February, 1979
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In Memory Yet Green (and its companion volume, In Joy Still Felt) makes us participants in the life of one of the greatest minds in 20th century America. You feel you know his parents and siblings. You'll feel you'd recognize his father's candy store, their apartment, his schools, his neighborhood if you saw them. You'll share in his academic successes and travails and in the loves of his life. You'll meet his friends, the list of which reads like a who's who of the Golden Age of Science Fiction.
Asimov was a masterful writer and a genius at making science understandable to the average reader. But he also wrote about the Bible, about literary criticism, he wrote some of the best-loved science fiction ever, he wrote limericks, essays, and the list goes on and on. I like to joke that he could make a phone book an interesting read. He certainly makes reading about his life a delight.
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The first half of Asimov's chronological autobiography, "In Memory Yet Green" is heavily based on Asimov's meticulously-kept diaries and therefore reads almost like a diary in... Read morePublished on June 12, 2012 by J. Yasmineh
This volume (along with its companion, _In Joy Still Felt_), first caught my attention by its thickness about 20 yrs go. Read morePublished on August 12, 2009 by Loo Clifford King Fai
I'm a huge Isaac Asimov fan but who could argue he made any great contribution to literature? Asimov himself never made this claim, quite the reverse. He knew what he was about. Read morePublished on October 31, 2008 by Vincent Poirier
Isaac Asimov has given us an honest insight into what made him what he was. He didn't rely on his memory, but on diaries begun as a child and religiously kept up. Read morePublished on January 3, 1998