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Conrad Richter (1890–1968)

Forfatter af The Light in the Forest

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Conrad Richter was born in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania on October 13, 1890. Richter started a small publishing business and wrote magazine fiction and nonfiction books on scientific philosophy. Conrad Richter won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel, "The Town," in 1951. The book was the third in what vis mere became known as Richter's Ohio Trilogy. These books were later published in one volume entitled, The Awakening Land: The Trees, The Fields, The Town. The books followed the life of Sayward Luckett Wheeler who was widely considered one of the most sensitively drawn pioneer women in fiction. The trilogy describes her participation in the gradual replacement of the gloomy and dangerous Ohio forest wilderness with new farming communities and a thriving town. Although Richter published more than 20 other novels and collections of short stories, most of which featured pioneers battling their environment, and some of which won their own awards, he is still best known for his Ohio Trilogy. Richter has written many other books including "Early Americana," a collection of short stories, "The Sea of Grass," a book about crooked politicians and cattlemen, and "The Light in the Forest," a book about the kidnapping of a white boy by Native Americans. He also won a National Book Award for "The Waters of Kronos" in 1961. "The Sea of Grass," was also nominated for the National Book Award in 1937. Conrad Richter died in Pottsville, Pennsylvania on October 30, 1968. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Conrad Richter, Conard Richter

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Værker af Conrad Richter

The Light in the Forest (1953) 2,175 eksemplarer
The Trees (1940) 585 eksemplarer
The Town (1950) 369 eksemplarer
The Fields (1946) 281 eksemplarer
The Sea of Grass (1937) 275 eksemplarer
The Waters of Kronos (1960) 93 eksemplarer
A Country of Strangers (1966) 61 eksemplarer
The Lady (1708) 50 eksemplarer
A Simple Honorable Man (1962) 42 eksemplarer
The Free Man (1998) 26 eksemplarer
The Aristocrat (1968) 23 eksemplarer
The Rawhide Knot and Other Stories (1978) 21 eksemplarer
Tacey Cromwell (1942) 20 eksemplarer
Over the Blue Mountain (1967) 18 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Stories to Remember {complete} (1956) — Bidragyder — 181 eksemplarer
Stories to Remember, Volume II (1956) — Bidragyder — 125 eksemplarer
The Saturday Evening Post Reader of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1963) — Bidragyder — 101 eksemplarer
More Stories to Remember, Volume I (1958) — Bidragyder — 83 eksemplarer
Phantom Perfumes and Other Shades: Memories of GHOST STORIES Magazine (2000) — Forfatter, nogle udgaver12 eksemplarer
Great Western short stories (1777) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Great Stories from the Saturday Evening Post (1947) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer

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Neither people group understood the other. Both had good and evil.
KeithK999 | 24 andre anmeldelser | Dec 3, 2023 |
A boy raised by Indians tries to fit in to white colony society.
kslade | 24 andre anmeldelser | Jul 11, 2023 |
Felt a bit perfunctory. And perhaps a bit fetishistic.

I know it was written with an anti-racist purpose, but I'm not sure it achieved it.
3Oranges | 24 andre anmeldelser | Jun 24, 2023 |
I remember reading The Light in the Forest back in middle school. I remember vaguely the teacher saying there was another book Richter wrote that was pseudo sequel, and for some reason, years later I decided to look it up.

This book tells the story of another young person who was adopted by the Indians, and is forced to return to the white world. Unlike True Son in The Light in the Forest, Stone Girl is not welcomed by her white family, who do not believe her to be the missing Mary Stanton thanks to an impostor taking her place.

This duplicity is a secondary plot that is unresolved. The book instead focuses on Stone Girl's existence straddling two worlds. She's too Indian to be white, and after spending time with her white family, becomes too white to be accepted by her old Indian tribe.

This was a very quick read, and an interesting one but, like The Light in the Forest, is ultimately unsatisfying in the end - the main character learns s/he does not fit into either society.
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wisemetis | 2 andre anmeldelser | Dec 27, 2022 |



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