Little Big Man

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“The truth is always made up of little particulars which sound ridiculous when repeated.” So says Jack Crabb, the 111-year-old narrator of Thomas Berger’s 1964 masterpiece of American fiction, Little Big Man. Berger claimed the Western as serious literature with this savage and epic account of one man’s extraordinary double life.

After surviving the massacre of his pioneer family, ten-year-old Jack is adopted by an Indian chief who nicknames him Little Big Man. As a Cheyenne, he...

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Overview

“The truth is always made up of little particulars which sound ridiculous when repeated.” So says Jack Crabb, the 111-year-old narrator of Thomas Berger’s 1964 masterpiece of American fiction, Little Big Man. Berger claimed the Western as serious literature with this savage and epic account of one man’s extraordinary double life.

After surviving the massacre of his pioneer family, ten-year-old Jack is adopted by an Indian chief who nicknames him Little Big Man. As a Cheyenne, he feasts on dog, loves four wives, and sees his people butchered by horse soldiers commanded by General George Armstrong Custer. Later, living as a white man once more, he hunts the buffalo to near-extinction, tangles with Wyatt Earp, cheats Wild Bill Hickok, and fights in the Battle of Little Bighorn alongside Custer himself—a man he’d sworn to kill. Hailed by The Nation as “a seminal event,” Little Big Man is a singular literary achievement that, like its hero, only gets better with age.

Praise for Little Big Man
 
“An epic such as Mark Twain might have given us.”—Henry Miller
 
“The very best novel ever about the American West.”The New York Times Book Review
 
“Spellbinding . . . [Crabb] surely must be one of the most delightfully absurd fictional fossils ever unearthed.”Time
 
“Superb . . . Berger’s success in capturing the points of view and emotional atmosphere of a vanished era is uncanny. His skill in characterization, his narrative power and his somewhat cynical humor are all outstanding.”The New York Times 

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“An epic such as Mark Twain might have given us.”—Henry Miller

“The very best novel ever about the American West.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Spellbinding . . . [Crabb] surely must be one of the most delightfully absurd fictional fossils ever unearthed.”—Time

“Superb . . . Berger’s success in capturing the points of view and emotional atmosphere of a vanished era is uncanny. His skill in characterization, his narrative power and his somewhat cynical humor are all outstanding.”—The New York Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385298292
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/11/1989
  • Edition description: Anniversar
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 100,156
  • Product dimensions: 5.26 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Berger, whom the Times Literary Supplement has called “one of the century’s most important writers,” is the author of twenty-three novels. Little Big Man has been published in more than fifty editions throughout the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Highly Recommended for anyone interested in the American West.

    Little Big Man is the best Thomas Berger novel by far. It's very very funny, entertaining and informative ... all in one. The movie took some liberties with the book but both are great. I have read this book numerous times and always laugh out loud at certain sections. The book also has some sad and poignant themes, and Mr. Berger covers them all with great style. Mr. Berger also wrote a sequel titled Return of Little Big Man, written in the same vein as the original. A great book!

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  • Posted December 26, 2011

    one of the greatest American novels of the 20th century

    Henry Miller described this novel as "a delicious, cracy, panoramic elargement." Praised by "The Nation" as "a seminal event in the most significant cultural and literary trend of the 1960s," and described by The New York Times Book Review as"One of the very best novels of the decade and the very best novel ever about the American West", this work is a watershed exploration of self-identification, fully as salient in the 2010s as it was when it first appeared in 1964.

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