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Erskine Caldwell (1903–1987)

Forfatter af Tobacco Road

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Erskine Caldwell has been called one of the most banned and censored authors in the United States. The son of a traveling minister, born in White Oak, Georgia in 1903, Caldwell received little formal education, as a young man, Caldwell took odd jobs and worked in the Southern states. He attended vis mere briefly Erskine College, Due West, South Carolina, and the Universities of Virginia and Pennsylvania for some semesters. Yet he became a prolific writer whose novels explore the seamy side of life in the American South. At the age of eighteen he went on a gun-running boat to South America, he played professional football and worked as mill-hand, cotton-picker, and in other such occupations. For a time Caldwell was a cub reporter on the Atlanta Journal. In the 1920s Caldwell moved to Maine to devote himself to writing. After several Spartan years, he had three stories accepted for publication. In 1930 Caldwell destroyed all his unpublished work from previous years. 'Country Full of Swedes' was published in the Yale Review, and it received $1,000 award from the journal in 1933. American Earth, a collection of short stories about petty passions and little lecheries, was published in 1931. Some of the stories had first appeared in such magazines as The American Caravan, Blues, Frankfurter Zeitung, Front, The Hound and Horn, Nativity, Pagany, Scribner's Magazine, This Quarter, and transition. The title of one of his novels Tobacco Road (1932) became slang for poverty and degeneracy. The book was made into both a movie (1941) and a long-running Broadway show (1933-1941). Other novels, some of which were made into later films, include The Bastard (1929), Poor Fool (1930), and God's Little Acre (1933). By the late 1940's, Caldwell had sold more books than any writer in the nation's history. Caldwell became a reporter for the Atlanta Journal in 1925, worked as a scriptwriter in Hollywood and was a newspaper correspondent in Mexico, Spain, Czechoslovakia, Russia and China. In 1984, Caldwell was elected, along with Norman Mailer, to the fifty-chair body of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Caldwell is the author of 25 novels, 150 short stories and 12 nonfiction books. He died in Paradise Valley, Arizona on April 11, 1987. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Erskine Caldwell

Tobacco Road (1932) 1,556 eksemplarer, 50 anmeldelser
God's Little Acre (1933) — Forfatter — 676 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser
Georgia Boy (1943) 132 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
A House in the Uplands (1946) 126 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
You Have Seen Their Faces (1937) — Forfatter — 114 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Trouble in July (1940) 114 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Rejsende i religion (1935) 93 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Tragic Ground (1944) 70 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Place Called Estherville (1949) 64 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
This Very Earth (1948) 57 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Tobacco Road [play] (1952) — Original novel — 48 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
På sporet af Bisco (1965) — Forfatter — 47 eksemplarer
The Stories of Erskine Caldwell (1996) 42 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Jenny By Nature (1960) 41 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Miss Mamma Aimee (1967) 39 eksemplarer
The Sure Hand of God (1947) 37 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Tobacco Road and God's Little Acre (1961) 36 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Gretta (1955) 35 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Claudelle Inglish (1958) 34 eksemplarer
Say, Is This the U.S.A (1941) 34 eksemplarer
All Night Long (1942) 34 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Piñon Country (1941) 33 eksemplarer
Kneel to the Rising Sun, And Other Stories (1951) — Forfatter — 31 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Deep South: Memory and Observation (1966) 31 eksemplarer
The Last Night of Summer (1963) 29 eksemplarer
The Bastard (1929) 28 eksemplarer
We Are the Living (1933) 25 eksemplarer
Gulf Coast Stories (1956) 23 eksemplarer
A Swell Looking Girl (1950) 23 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Episode in Palmetto (1950) 22 eksemplarer
Poor Fool (Voices of the South) (1930) 22 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Summertime Island (1969) 20 eksemplarer
Love and Money (1954) 20 eksemplarer
Episode (1962) 19 eksemplarer
Certain Women (1957) 19 eksemplarer
A Lamp for Nightfall (1952) 19 eksemplarer
The Courting of Susie Brown (1952) 18 eksemplarer
Annette (1974) 14 eksemplarer
In the Shadow of the Steeple (1968) 14 eksemplarer
The Weather Shelter (1969) 11 eksemplarer
Southways (1938) 11 eksemplarer
A Woman in the House (1949) 11 eksemplarer
Around About America (1963) 9 eksemplarer
The Sacrilege of Alan Kent (1966) 9 eksemplarer
North of the Danube (1977) 9 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
All-Out on the Road to Smolensk (1942) 9 eksemplarer
Men and Women (1962) 8 eksemplarer
When You Think of Me (1959) 8 eksemplarer
The Deer at Our House (1966) 6 eksemplarer
38 racconti (1953) 6 eksemplarer
Il fiume caldo 5 eksemplarer
Midsummer Passion (1948) 4 eksemplarer
The Earnshaw Neighborhood (1971) 4 eksemplarer
Where the Girls Were Different (1948) 4 eksemplarer
The Best from Manhunt (1958) 3 eksemplarer
Nouvelles américaines classiques (2004) 3 eksemplarer
Man and Woman 3 eksemplarer
Una luz para el anochecer (1986) 3 eksemplarer
Muerte lenta 3 eksemplarer
Lovers (1968) 2 eksemplarer
Writing in America 2 eksemplarer
Medora (1971) 2 eksemplarer
La ruta del tabaco (2020) 2 eksemplarer
A Small Day 2 eksemplarer
Some American People (1935) 2 eksemplarer
Najlepsze nowele (1984) 2 eksemplarer
Molly Cottontail (1958) 2 eksemplarer
L' ultima notte d'estate (1987) 1 eksemplar
O Dedo de Deus 1 eksemplar
Southways, etc (1960) 1 eksemplar
TUTUN YOLU 1 eksemplar
KADER RUZGARI 1 eksemplar
American Earth 1 eksemplar
Yasama Kavgasi 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
SUCEDIO EN PALMETTO 1 eksemplar
Тихоня 1 eksemplar
38 racconti 1 eksemplar
Le quartier de medora (1976) 1 eksemplar
Carl Sandburg Remembered (1979) 1 eksemplar
Daughter 1 eksemplar
Noveller 1 eksemplar
Warm Water 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
Tobacco Road 1 eksemplar
SICAK NEHIR 1 eksemplar
YAZ SONU 1 eksemplar
The Journeyman 1 eksemplar
Tobacco Road 1 eksemplar
Snälla vita herrar 1 eksemplar
MISAFIR 1 eksemplar
Dom na wzgórzu 1 eksemplar
Ilha de Ver©Đo 1 eksemplar
Vento sul fienile 1 eksemplar
El predicador (1900) 1 eksemplar
Dcht bij hui 1 eksemplar
Kuyudaki Zenci 1 eksemplar
Tepedeki Ev 1 eksemplar
Tämä maa 1 eksemplar
Isla del Verano 1 eksemplar
Handy [short story] 1 eksemplar
Caldwell Erskine 1 eksemplar
Warm River 1 eksemplar
Saturday Afternoon 1 eksemplar
Ziemia tragiczna 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Bidragyder — 442 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature (1961) — Bidragyder — 300 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
A Treasury of Short Stories (1947) — Bidragyder — 297 eksemplarer
The Golden Treasury of Children's Literature Set (1961) — Bidragyder — 212 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
This Is My Best (1942) — Bidragyder — 190 eksemplarer
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Bidragyder — 143 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories (1991) — Bidragyder — 121 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Bidragyder — 72 eksemplarer
Great Esquire Fiction (1983) — Bidragyder — 71 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Bidragyder — 69 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Desert Island Decameron (1945) — Bidragyder — 57 eksemplarer
Great Baseball Stories (1979) — Bidragyder — 47 eksemplarer
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
Years of Protest: A Collection of American Writings of the 1930's (1967) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
100 Best True Stories of World War II (1945) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
50 Best American Short Stories 1915-1939 (1939) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
American short stories, 1820 to the present (1952) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
Great Short Stories of the World (1965) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
Desert Country (1941) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver25 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Bedside Playboy (1963) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Modern American Short Stories (1945) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Alverdens fortællere (1990) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver15 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Story Pocket Book (1944) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Fifty Years of the American Short Story from the O. Henry Awards 1919-1970 (1970) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
American Short Stories, Vol.5, The Twentieth Century (1957) — Forfatter, nogle udgaver11 eksemplarer
The best of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 (1975) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
A Treasury of Doctor Stories (1946) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
The Best Short Stories of 1931 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story (1931) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Modern American Short Stories (1941) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Our lives : American labor stories — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Avon Bedside Companion (1947) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver5 eksemplarer
The Do-It-Yourself Bestseller: A Workbook (1982) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver4 eksemplarer
New World Writing : 15 (1959) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1938 (1938) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
The Bathroom Reader (1946) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
God's Little Acre [1958 film] (2013) — Original novel — 3 eksemplarer
Let's Go Naked: Love and Life in a Nudist Camp (1952) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
The Avon Annual 1945: 18 Great Modern Stories (1945) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
The Avon Annual: 18 Great Story of Today (1944) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Modern British and American short stories (1982) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Tobacco Road [1941 film] — Original novel — 1 eksemplar
Modern American short stories (1963) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Direction, Volume 1, Number 2 (Jan-March 1935) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
America through the short story — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1934 (1934) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Stories of Sudden Truth (1953) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
15 Great Stories of Today (1946) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Tabáková cesta (1932) je román ze života chudé zemědělské rodiny žijící na jihu Spojených států. Boží políčko (1933) vypráví o sedlákovi Ty Ty Waldenovi, jenž je se svými syny Buckem a Shawem posedlý kopáním zlata na své farmě a zanedbává svá pole.
Třetí román (Trápení v červenci, 1940), který kniha obsahuje, líčí životní epizodu šerifa Jeffa McCurtaina, který se za každou cenu chce v této funkci udržet. Přijde hlášení, že mladý černoch Sonny Clark znásilnil bílou dívku. Bílí lidé ho chtějí najít a zlynčovat.… (mere)
 
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AnkaraLibrary | Feb 23, 2024 |
Erskine Preston Caldwell, född 17 december 1903 i Moreland i Georgia, död 11 april 1987 i Paradise Valley i Arizona, var en amerikansk författare.

Biografi
Caldwell var son till en präst och arbetade som professionell fotbollsspelare, livvakt och var även manusförfattare i Hollywood under kortare perioder.

Caldwell var en av de mest produktiva sydstatsförfattarna. Han har skrivit ett trettiotal romaner, ett stort antal noveller och flera reportageböcker. Han vann ryktbarhet med romanerna Tobacco Road (1932; ”Tobaksvägen”, dramatiserad av Jack Kirkland 1933) och God’s Little Acre (1933; ”Guds lilla land”). Liksom Caldwells övriga böcker är de präglade av folklig humor, social indignation och sensualism. Från 1939 var han gift med fotojournalisten Margaret Bourke-White, och under andra världskriget arbetade han som krigskorrespondent i Ukrainska SSR, Sovjetunionen.

Caldwells 30- och 40-talsprosa gjorde honom till en av de ledande ”hårdkokta” författarna och även till en av USA:s mest lästa författare. Hans senare produktion har anklagats för sensationalism och har väckt föga uppmärksamhet bland kritikerna. Call It Experience (1951) och With All My Might (1987) är två självbiografiska böcker.
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Jannemangan | 49 andre anmeldelser | Jan 2, 2024 |
God’s Little Acre (1933) is offered for free with Amazon Prime as an e-book along with a couple of other stories as a classic-novels boxed set written by Erskine Caldwell. The other two stories: Tobacco Road (1932), I read in 2019, and Estherville (1949), I have yet to read. Erskine Caldwell was quite the imaginative writer. You will pretty much find all things today considered politically incorrect inside these novels. I guess that’s why I find them so fun and interesting. He loves making fun of the “deep south”.

God’s Little Acre is also a 1958 film, starring Robert Ryan as Ty Ty Walden, Aldo Ray as Will Thompson (Ty Ty’s son-in-law) who gets a little action from both his sister-in-laws; Buddy Hackett as the fat, lazy Pluto Swint running for sheriff and has his eyes and fat hands on Ty Ty’s youngest, slutty daughter, Darling Jill, played by Fay Spain; Jack Lord played Ty Ty’s hot-headed son, Buck, married to the most beautiful woman in the whole wide world, Griselda, played by Tina Louise; and Michael Landon played, Dave, the albino from the swamps who gets a little action with Darling Jill. Can watch for free on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlRAXiMS0bA

This novel is set in the depression-era in rural Marion, Georgia, about 15 miles outside of Augusta. Each character has strong, obsessive traits, which you will see hints of in real life in some folks down south, and maybe in the hillbillies up in the northeast mountains. It’s all about sex and finding that gold.

Ty Ty, the father, is obsessed with gold-fever even though there’s nothing in the world says there’s gold on his property. For the past 15 years, he and two of his boys, Buck and Shaw have dug huge holes 20-30 feet deep and twice as wide throughout his 3-acre piece of land searching for gold. He set aside one little acre for growing cotton to sell, tended by two black sharecroppers, to help get a little money to feed the family over the winter. But, there hasn’t been time for that because they’ve been busy…digging for gold. Ty Ty won’t break dirt on God’s one little acre. That proves to God he’s in it for the good and it proves to God that he has a good heart. But, he also will move that one acre if he feels it’s time to dig there and look for gold. After all, he don’t want to go giving the church the mother-lode. Ty Ty does not believe in magic. He is strictly a “scientific” man, so when they hear about an albino man (played by Michael Landon) living in the swamps nearby that can divine a gold-dig, he sets out to capture him. They are so close to finding that gold, a little divining never hurt, and it was scientific, nothing against God.
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