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Fifty Years after the Big Sky: New Perspectives on the Fiction and Films of A. B. Guthrie, Jr.
     

Fifty Years after the Big Sky: New Perspectives on the Fiction and Films of A. B. Guthrie, Jr.

by William Bevis (Editor), William Farr (Editor)
 

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Writers, historians, and public intellectuals from James Welch and Mary Clearman Blew to Dan Flores, William W. Bevis and Daniel Kemmis explore A. B. Guthrie's life and legacy in Fifty Years after The Big Sky: New Perspectives on the Fiction and Films of A. B. Guthrie, Jr.

Best known for his novels, The Big Sky and The Way West and as the author of the

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Writers, historians, and public intellectuals from James Welch and Mary Clearman Blew to Dan Flores, William W. Bevis and Daniel Kemmis explore A. B. Guthrie's life and legacy in Fifty Years after The Big Sky: New Perspectives on the Fiction and Films of A. B. Guthrie, Jr.

Best known for his novels, The Big Sky and The Way West and as the author of the screenplay for the movie classic Shane, A. B. Guthrie is a much-loved but under-studied Montana author. There has been almost no serious study of Guthrie's work, until now.

This wide-ranging anthology examines this beloved western author in multiple contexts. Essays examine Guthrie's relationship with the movie industry; how the Cold War influenced Guthrie's work; how people in his hometown of Choteau, Montana, and others close to him remember the man; and how the myths that lie at the core of Guthrie's fiction haunt today's Montanans.

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Best known for his novels, (1947) and (1949), and for the screenplay of the movie classic (1953), A.B. Guthrie, Jr. was central in shaping the seminal myths of the Rocky Mountain West. In this anthology, writers and historians challenge readers to reassess his work and its influence on American culture, especially on environmental politics. They look at Guthrie's relationship with the movie industry, investigate the influence of the Cold War on his work, and explore how the myths that lie at the core of Guthrie's fiction haunt today's Montanans. Material originated at a 1997 conference. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780917298738
Publisher:
Montana Historical Society Press
Publication date:
06/01/2001
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.91(d)

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