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Titre : Easterns and Westerns: Short Stories
Éditeur : Michigan State University Press, East Lansing, MI
Date d'édition : 2001
Reliure : Hard Cover
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
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 "Easterns and Westerns "includes one unpublished novella and thirteen stories, some of which have appeared in national magazines such as Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and the Saturday Evening Post.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," has been made into a short comedy film.
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