Read and Download Jackson J. Benson book Under the Big Sky in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TUnder the Big Sky. This book was released on 2009-05-01 with total page 356 pages. Book excerpt: Author of The Way West and the screenplay for the classic Shane, among many other timeless stories, icon of Western literature A. B. "Bud" Guthrie Jr. brought a blazing realism to the story of the West. That realism came out of the depth of Guthrie's historical research and an acuity that had seldom been seen in the work of Western novelists. The small Montana town that figures in several of Guthrie's books is clearly patterned after the town where he grew up, Choteau, on the eastern front of the Rocky Mountains. Biographer Benson illuminates Guthrie's upbringing and education, the influence of his intellectually inclined father, his work as a newspaperman in Kentucky, and his time at Harvard University. Animated by the observations of friends, family, and fellow authors, this intimate account offers rare insight into the life and work of a remarkable writer and into the making of the literary West.--From publisher description.
Read and Download O'Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West book Fifty Years After The Big Sky in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFifty Years After The Big Sky. This book was released on 2001 with total page 332 pages. Book excerpt: Writers, historians, and public intellectuals from James Welch and Mary Clearman Blew to Dan Flores, William W. Bevis and Daniel Kemmis explore A. B. Guthrie's life and legacy in Fifty Years after The Big Sky: New Perspectives on the Fiction and Films of A. B. Guthrie, Jr. Best known for his novels, The Big Sky and The Way West and as the author of the screenplay for the movie classic Shane, A. B. Guthrie is a much-loved but under-studied Montana author. There has been almost no serious study of Guthrie's work, until now. This wide-ranging anthology examines this beloved western author in multiple contexts. Essays examine Guthrie's relationship with the movie industry; how the Cold War influenced Guthrie's work; how people in his hometown of Choteau, Montana, and others close to him remember the man; and how the myths that lie at the core of Guthrie's fiction haunt today's Montanans.
Read and Download James Lee Burke book Every Cloak Rolled in Blood in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEvery Cloak Rolled in Blood. This book was released on 2022-05-24 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: In his most autobiographical novel to date, James Lee Burke continues the epic Holland family saga with a writer grieving the death of his daughter while battling earthly and supernatural outlaws. Novelist Aaron Holland Broussard is shattered when his daughter Fannie Mae dies suddenly. As he tries to honor her memory by saving two young men from a life of crime amid their opioid-ravaged community, he is drawn into a network of villainy that includes a violent former Klansman, a far-from-holy minister, a biker club posing as evangelicals, and a murderer who has been hiding in plain sight. Aaron’s only ally is state police officer Ruby Spotted Horse, a no-nonsense woman who harbors some powerful secrets in her cellar. Despite the air of mystery surrounding her, Ruby is the only one Aaron can trust. That is, until the ghost of Fannie Mae shows up, guiding her father through a tangled web of the present and past and helping him vanquish his foes from both this world and the next. Drawn from James Lee Burke’s own life experiences, Every Cloak Rolled in Blood is a devastating exploration of the nature of good and evil and a deeply moving story about the power of love and family.
Read and Download Stilovsky book The Power of Words (2) in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Power of Words (2). This book was released on 2020-02-24 with total page 338 pages. Book excerpt: Literature of all kinds plays such an important place in our lives whether it’s biography, classics, crime or poetry. In this non-fiction volume you will find a mine of facts which will fascinate all who love books. Felix Schrödinger and Pyotr Stilovsky have compiled in this, the fifth volume of the series, a compendium of information that will appeal to all who love language and especially those who seek out knowledge for its own sake.
Read and Download Merle Jacob book To be Continued in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTo be Continued. This book was released on 2000 with total page 465 pages. Book excerpt: Main entries by author, then series. Title and subject index also included.
Read and Download Henryk Hoffmann book Western Film Highlights in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWestern Film Highlights. This book was released on 2015-07-11 with total page 213 pages. Book excerpt: Westerns may have had their heyday, but they remain popular. The greatest films from 1914, when The Squaw Man and The Virginian were among the genre’s best, through 2001, when American Outlaws and Texas Rangers were tops, are the subject of this work. For each year, the author names the outstanding western films in the following categories: picture, screenplay (original and adaptation), direction, cinematography, music, male and female leading roles, and male and female supporting roles. Also for each year, the author lists the westerns that received Academy Award nominations (and those that won), makes note of the births and deaths of notable actors, directors, producers, composers, cinematographers, authors and other such personalities, and describes the genre’s significant achievements.
Read and Download David C. Stineback book Shifting World in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TShifting World. This book was released on 1976 with total page 192 pages. Book excerpt: Discusses ten well-known writers whose novels are concerned with rapid social change in America and nostalgia for a past age
Read and Download Michael Kammen book Mystic Chords of Memory in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMystic Chords of Memory. This book was released on 2011-08-17 with total page 880 pages. Book excerpt: Mystic Chords of Memory "Illustrated with hundreds of well-chosen anecdotes and minute observations . . . Kammen is a demon researcher who seems to have mined his nuggets from the entire corpus of American cultural history . . . insightful and sardonic." —Washington Post Book World In this ground-breaking, panoramic work of American cultural history, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Machine That Would Go of Itself examines a central paradox of our national identity How did "the land of the future" acquire a past? And to what extent has our collective memory of that past—as embodied in our traditions—have been distorted, or even manufactured? Ranging from John Adams to Ronald Reagan, from the origins of Independence Day celebrations to the controversies surrounding the Vietnam War Memorial, from the Daughters of the American Revolution to immigrant associations, and filled with incisive analyses of such phenonema as Americana and its collectors, "historic" villages and Disneyland, Mystic Chords of Memory is a brilliant, immensely readable, and enormously important book. "Fascinating . . . a subtle and teeming narrative . . . masterly." —Time "This is a big, ambitious book, and Kammen pulls it off admirably. . . . [He] brings a prodigious mind and much scholarly rigor to his task . . . an importnat book—and a revealing look at how Americans look at themselves." —Milwaukee Journal
Read and Download Western Literature Association (U.S.) book A Literary History of the American West in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Literary History of the American West. This book was released on 1987 with total page 1408 pages. Book excerpt: Literary histories, of course, do not have a reason for being unless there exists the literature itself. This volume, perhaps more than others of its kind, is an expression of appreciation for the talented and dedicated literary artists who ignored the odds, avoided temptations to write for popularity or prestige, and chose to write honestly about the American West, believing that experiences long knowns to be of historical importance are also experiences that need and deserve a literature of importance.
Read and Download Armando José Prats book Invisible Natives in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TInvisible Natives. This book was released on 2018-08-06 with total page 344 pages. Book excerpt: This incisive, provocative, and wide-ranging book casts a critical eye on the representation of Native Americans in the Western film since the genre's beginnings. Armando José Prats shows the ways in which film reflects cultural transformations in the course of America's historical encounter with "the Indian." He also explores the relation between the myth of conquest and American history. Among the films he discusses at length are Northwest Passage, Stagecoach, The Searchers, Hombre, Hondo, Ulzana's Raid, The Last of the Mohicans, and Dances With Wolves. Throughout, Prats emphasizes the irony that the Western seems to be able to represent Native Americans only by rendering them absent. In addition, he points out that Native Americans who appear in Westerns are almost always male; Native women rarely figure into the plot, and are often portrayed by white women rendered "Indian" by narrative necessity. Invisible Natives offers an intriguing view of the possibilities and consequences—as well as the historical sources and cultural origins—of the Western's strategies for evading the actual portrayal of Native Americans.
Read and Download Amaia Ibarraran-Bigalondo book The New American West in Literature and the Arts in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe New American West in Literature and the Arts. This book was released on 2020-07-14 with total page 328 pages. Book excerpt: The story of the American West is that of a journey. It is the story of a movement, of a geographical and human transition, of the delineation of a route that would soon become a rooted myth. The story of the American West has similarly journeyed across boundaries, in a two-way movement, sometimes feeding the idea of that myth, sometimes challenging it. This collection of essays relates to the notion of the traveling essence of the myth of the American West from different geographical and disciplinary standpoints. The volume originates in Europe, in Spain, where the myth traveled, was received, assimilated, and re-presented. It intends to travel back to the West, in a two-way cross-cultural journey, which will hopefully contribute to the delineation of the New—always self-renewing—American West. It includes the work of authors of both sides of the Atlantic ocean who propose a cross-cultural, transdisciplinary dialogue upon the idea, the geography and the representation of the American West.
Read and Download Michael Kowalewski book Reading the West in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReading the West. This book was released on 1996-02-23 with total page 322 pages. Book excerpt: The American West of myth and legend has always exerted a strong hold on the popular imagination, and the essays in Reading the West examine some of the basis of that fascination. Reading the West, first published in 1996, is a collection of critical essays by writers, independent scholars and critics on the literature of the American West in the last two centuries. It showcases new ways of reading and understanding western writing. Arguing for the importance of 'place' in literature, these essays explore what makes representative literary works 'western'. They also explore the multicultural and ecological dimensions of western writing. This volume helps enrich our understanding of a distinguished body of literary work which has sometimes been unjustly ignored. It deals not only with literature but with the changing conception of the West in the American imagination.
Read and Download Anna Marie Hager book The Pacific Historical Review in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Pacific Historical Review. This book was released on 1976 with total page 588 pages. Book excerpt:
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Read and Download book U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TU.S. Geological Survey Bulletin. This book was released on 1983 with total page pages. Book excerpt:
Read and Download Nicholas OConnell book On Sacred Ground in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TOn Sacred Ground. This book was released on 2011-10-01 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: On Sacred Ground explores the literature of the Northwest, the area that extends from the Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains, and from the forty-ninth parallel to the Siskiyou Mountains. The Northwest exhibits astonishing geographical diversity and yet the entire bioregion shares a similarity of climate, flora, and fauna. For Nicholas O�Connell, the effects of nature on everyday Northwest life carry over to the region's literature. Although Northwest writers address a number of subjects, the relationship between people and place proves the dominant one, and that has been true since the first tribes settled the region and began telling stories about it, thousands of years ago. Indeed, it is the common thread linking Chief Seattle to Theodore Roethke, Narscissa Whitman to Ursula K. Le Guin, Joaquin Miller to Ivan Doig, Marilynne Robinson to Jack London, Betty MacDonald to Gary Snyder. Tracing the history of Pacific Northwest literary works--from Native American myths to the accounts of explorers and settlers, the effusions of the romantics, the sharply etched stories of the realists, the mystic visions of Northwest poets, and the contemporary explosion of Northwest poetry and prose--O�Connell shows how the most important contribution of Northwest writers to American literature is their articulation of a more spiritual human relationship with landscape. Pacific Northwest writers and storytellers see the Northwest not just as a source of material wealth but as a spiritual homeland, a place to lead a rich and fulfilling life within the whole context of creation. And just as the relationship between people and place serves as the unifying feature of Northwest literature, so also does literature itself possess a perhaps unique ability to transform a landscape into a sacred place.
Read and Download Jamie Jensen book Road Trip USA: The Great Northern, Highway 2 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRoad Trip USA: The Great Northern, Highway 2. This book was released on 2013-05-21 with total page 179 pages. Book excerpt: Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring you the best-selling guide Road Trip USA. In this expanded tour of the Great Northern, Jamie takes you from the Pacific port of Seattle to the breathtaking Acadia National Park. Following US-2 through wide-open spaces, Road Trip USA: The Great Northern, Highway 2 highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, historic sites, and oddball trivia, covering every aspect of this gorgeous trek across America. Exit the interstates and “get away from it all” on US-2 with Road Trip USA: The Great Northern, Highway 2.
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Read and Download book The Publishers' Trade List Annual in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Publishers' Trade List Annual. This book was released on 1977 with total page 1738 pages. Book excerpt: