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Wright Morris (1910–1998)

Forfatter af Plains Song: For Female Voices

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Early in his career, Wright Morris was called by Mark Schorer "probably the most original young novelist writing in the United States." In 1968 Leon Howard wrote: "Wright Morris has been the most consistently original of American novelists for a quarter of a century." Since then, the University of Nebraska Press has brought out new editions of his first 17 novels. Although both critical and popular appreciation of his work continues to grow slowly, there is a general consensus that he ranks high among contemporary American novelists. Born in Central City, Nebraska, the Lone Tree of his fiction, Morris attended Pomona College in California and had an academic career chiefly at San Francisco State University until his retirement in 1975. Nebraska and California have provided the main settings for his work, but he has traveled widely here and abroad, and some of his best novels relate the picaresque odysseys made by engaging characters. For instance, his first novel, My Uncle Dudley (1942), is a fictionalized account of a trip to California with his father that motherless Morris made as a youth. When almost 30 years later Morris wrote about another east-to-west journey in Fire Sermon (1971), in which an old man and a boy encounter three young hippies, Granville Hicks called the book "simon-pure, dyed-in-the-wool honest-to-God Wright Morris of the very highest grade" (N.Y. Times). The Field of Vision (1956), which deals with "innocents abroad in Mexico," won the National Book Award for fiction in 1957 and ranks behind only Ceremony in Lone Tree (1960) as his most successful novel.Ceremony involves four generations at a family reunion as Morris ingeniously reconciles the past, present, and future in a story that avoids both nostalgia and the disillusionment of the you-can't-go-home-again theme that appears quite often in his other fiction. Critics attempting to define Morris's originality have emphasized his distinctive style---a Faulkner-like ability to draw characters that come alive as individuals, his cross-country Americanness, and a strong sense of place that may owe something to Morris's considerable gifts as a photographer. Morris's fine feeling for the conjunction of time and place is evident in his several books of photographs with text: The Inhabitants (1946), The Home Place (1948), God's Country and My People (1968), Photographs and Words, and Picture America (1982). Other nonfiction includes a collection of essays on contemporary social and political problems---A Bill of Rites, a Bill of Wrongs, a Bill of Goods (1967)---and two widely praised volumes of criticism---The Territory Ahead: Critical Iinterpretations in American Literature (1958) and Earthly Delights, Unearthly Adornments: American Writers as Image Makers. Two volumes of personal memoirs are Will's Boy (1981) and Solo: An American Dreamer in Europe, 1933--1934 (1983). (Bowker Author Biography) Writer and photographer Wright Morris was born in Central City, Nebraska on January 6, 1910. He was an English professor at San Francisco State College from 1963 - 1975. He wrote novels and photo-text books, which juxtapose photographs with fictional text. He won numerous awards including the 1956 National Book Award for The Field of Vision and the 1981 American Book Award for Fiction for Plains Song: For Female Voices. He died on April 25, 1998. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Plains Song: For Female Voices… (mere)
Plains Song: For Female Voices 214 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The Home Place 101 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Field of Vision 89 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Ceremony in Lone Tree 66 eksemplarer
Love Among the Cannibals 52 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Will's Boy: A Memoir 38 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Fire Sermon 32 eksemplarer
The Inhabitants 30 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The works of love 28 eksemplarer
In Orbit 26 eksemplarer
The Fork River space project: A novel 24 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Huge Season 23 eksemplarer
A Life 21 eksemplarer
Two for the Road 15 eksemplarer
The Territory Ahead 15 eksemplarer
Three Easy Pieces 14 eksemplarer
Cause for Wonder 14 eksemplarer
What a way to go 13 eksemplarer
My Uncle Dudley 13 eksemplarer
Man and Boy. 11 eksemplarer
THE DEEP SLEEP 10 eksemplarer
War games 8 eksemplarer
One Day 7 eksemplarer
Here is Einbaum 5 eksemplarer
The Man Who was There 4 eksemplarer
Hombre y niño 1 eksemplar
Man & Boy 1 eksemplar
Havets sønner (Efterskrift, nogle udgaver) 3,307 eksemplarer, 55 anmeldelser
En dråbe negerblod (Forord, nogle udgaver) 3,026 eksemplarer, 49 anmeldelser
Modern American Memoirs (Bidragyder) 183 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Best American Short Stories of the 80s (Bidragyder) 155 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1984 (Bidragyder) 100 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1983 (Bidragyder) 69 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1985 (Bidragyder) 59 eksemplarer
The Experience of the American Woman (Bidragyder) 46 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1970 (Bidragyder) 22 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Best American Short Stories 1971 (Bidragyder) 20 eksemplarer
The Complete Roadside Guide to Nebraska (Preface, nogle udgaver) 18 eksemplarer
New World Writing: First Mentor Selection (Bidragyder) 11 eksemplarer
The Modern Short Novel (Bidragyder) 11 eksemplarer
Enjoying Stories (Bidragyder) 2 eksemplarer
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