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Under the big sky : a biography of A.B. Guthrie Jr. / Jackson J. Benson.

Benson, Jackson J. (Author).
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Subject: Guthrie, A. B., Jr. (Alfred Bertram), 1901-1991.
Guthrie, A. B., Jr. (Alfred Bertram), 1901-1991 > Homes and haunts > Montana.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Western stories > Authorship.
West (U.S.) > In literature.
West (U.S.) > Civilization > 20th century.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780803224643
  • ISBN: 0803224648
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 322 pages, [14] pages of plates) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Lincoln [Neb.] : Univ. of Nebraska Press, ©2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-314) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: "By George, I'm free!" -- A smart aleck and a wise guy -- Alone in a small and self-contained city -- Marriage, family, and separation -- The first novel and plans for the big one -- The big break : the Nieman Fellowship -- The big sky triumph and tracking The way West -- To Hollywood and Shane and the move to Montana -- Bucking the myth : These thousand hills -- Down in the dumps : drink and divorce -- Living with Janie and courting Carol -- The old man and the young woman wed -- Arfive, and speaking to the young : Earth Day -- The Twin Lakes imbroglio and building the "barn" -- "What happened to Boone?" -- Fair land, fair land : the end of the trail -- Afterword : fishing the Pishkun.
Summary: Author of The Big Sky series, The Way West, and the screenplay for the classic Shane, among many other timeless stories of frontier mountain men, icon of Western literature A.B. "Bud" Guthrie Jr. brought a blazing realism to the story of the West. That realism, which astounded and even shocked some readers, came out of the depth of Guthrie's historical research and an acuity that had seldom been seen in the work of Western novelists. In Under the Big Sky, the latest in his celebrated series of biographies of Western writers, Jackson J. Benson details the life and work of this true giant on th.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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