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Titre : Easterns and Westerns: Short Stories
Éditeur : Michigan State University Press, East Lansing, MI
Date d'édition : 2001
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Near Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine
Signé : Signed & Inscribed By Editor
Edition : First Edition.
Slight soiling and rubbing to jacket (chiefly at spine edges); else a near fine copy internally. xix, , 220 pages. Contains 15 short stories in all, plus the author's autobiography (dated 1992) and his speech to the 1991 annual convention of the Western Writers of America (as the recipient of the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the editor's afterword. Signed and inscribed by editor Miles Hood Swarthout (in full) in black ink on front free endpaper (" . Thanks for the support over the years and your help waking Mulligans!"). Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall (tall). N° de réf. du libraire L068976
Synopsis : In his only collection of short fiction, Glendon Swarthout, author of The Shootist, Where the Boys Are, and Bless the Beasts and the Children, reveals in microcosm the heroic and gritty themes that characterized both his novels and films. Stories such as "Mulligans" and "A Glass of Blessings" explore the seedy underbelly of human desire, while "A Horse for Mrs. Custer" quietly celebrates the dedication of men and women who act above and beyond their capabilities during war and upheaval. Although these stories were written over a span of three decades, their themes of generational conflict, hypocrisy, loss, sacrifice, love, and war remain fresh and startling. Alternately funny and uncomfortable, Swarthout captures the postwar tensions of twentieth-century Americans. This collection reveals the versatility, range, and skill of one of America's great storytellers. Easterns and Westerns includes one unpublished novella and thirteen stories, some of which have appeared in national magazines such as Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and the Saturday Evening Post. One of these, "A Glass of Blessings," was an O'Henry Prize Short Story in 1960. Another, "A Horse for Mrs. Custer," became a 1956 Western film for Columbia Pictures, 7th Cavalry, starring Randolph Scott and Barbara Hale. A third story, "Mulligans," was made into a multiple prize-winning at film festivals short comedy film by his son, Miles, which aired numerous times on the Women's Entertainment cable channel (WE) in 2000-1.
A propos de l'auteur:
Glendon Swarthout was born in Michigan and is the author of 16 novels. He was awarded an O. Henry Prize in 1960, a National Society of Arts and Letters gold medal in 1972 and the Owen Wister Award from the Western Writers of America in 1991. He was twice nominated by his publishers for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for They Came To Cordura in 1958 (Random House) and Bless the Beasts & Children in 1970 (Doubleday). Glendon had 9 movies made from his stories, including Seventh Cavalry (Randolph Scott, Columbia, 1956); They Came To Cordura (Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Columbia, 1959); Where The Boys Are (George Hamilton, Connie Francis, MGM, 1960); Bless the Beasts & Children (Stanley Kramer, Columbia, 1972); The Shootist (John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Paramount, 1976); and A Christmas To Remember (Joanne Woodward, Ron Howard, CBS TV-Movie, 1978).
Glendon's most recent film is another prize-winning Western, The Homesman (Tommy Lee Jones, Meryl Streep, and Hilary Swank, Europa Films, 2014).
These titles alone show the wide storytelling range and versatility of one of the greatest American authors of his generation.
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