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Still Wild: Short Fiction of the American West--1950 to the Present

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The Real Western Canon

Larry McMurtry, the preeminent chronicler of the American West, celebrates the best of contemporary Western short fiction, introducing a stellar collection of twenty stories that represent, in various ways, the coming-of-age of the legendary American frontier.

Featuring a veritable Who's Who of the century's most distinctive writers, this collection effectively departs from the standard superstars of the Western genre. McMurtry has chosen a refreshing range of work that, when taken as a whole, depicts the evolution and maturation of Western writing over several decades. The featured tales are not so concerned with the American West of history and geography as they are with the American West of the imagination — one that is alternately comic, gritty, individual, searing, and complex.

Contributors

Wallace Stegner * Dave Hickey * Dao Strom * Dagoberto Gilb * William Hauptman * Jack Kerouac * Ron Hansen * Diana Ossana * Robert Boswell * Tom McGuane Louise Erdrich * Max Apple * Mark Jude Poirier * Rick Bass * Jon Billman * Richard Ford * Raymond Carver * Annie Proulx * Leslie Marmon Silko * William H. Gass

Synopsis:

The Real Western Canon

Larry McMurtry, the preeminent chronicler of the American West, celebrates the best of contemporary Western short fiction, introducing a stellar collection of twenty stories that represent, in various ways, the coming-of-age of the legendary American frontier.

Featuring a veritable Who's Who of the century's most distinctive writers, this collection effectively departs from the standard superstars of the Western genre. McMurtry has chosen a refreshing range of work that, when taken as a whole, depicts the evolution and maturation of Western writing over several decades. The featured tales are not so concerned with the American West of history and geography as they are with the American West of the imagination — one that is alternately comic, gritty, individual, searing, and complex.

Contributors

Wallace Stegner * Dave Hickey * Dao Strom * Dagoberto Gilb * William Hauptman * Jack Kerouac * Ron Hansen * Diana Ossana * Robert Boswell * Tom McGuane Louise Erdrich * Max Apple * Mark Jude Poirier * Rick Bass * Jon Billman * Richard Ford * Raymond Carver * Annie Proulx * Leslie Marmon Silko * William H. Gass

About the Author

Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays. He lives in Archer City, Texas.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Wallace Stegner, Buglesong

Dave Hickey, The Closed Season

Dao Strom, Chickens

Dagoberto Gilb, Romero's Shirt

William Hauptman, Good Rockin' Tonight

Jack Kerouac, The Mexican Girl

Ron Hansen, True Romance

Diana Ossana, White Line Fever

Robert Boswell, Glissando

Tom McGuane, Dogs

Louise Erdrich, The Red Convertible

Max Apple, Gas Stations

Mark Jude Poirier, Cul-de-sacs

Rick Bass, Mahatma Joe

Jon Billman, Indians

Richard Ford, Rock Springs

Raymond Carver, The Third Thing That Killed My Father Off

Annie Proulx, Brokeback Mountain

Leslie Marmon Silko, Lullaby

William H. Gass, The Pedersen Kid

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684868837
Editor:
McMurtry, Larry
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Editor:
McMurtry, Larry
Author:
McMurtry, Larry
Location:
New York
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Westerns
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
West
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Westerns - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
v. 4, no. 2
Publication Date:
June 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 14.77 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The Real Western Canon

Larry McMurtry, the preeminent chronicler of the American West, celebrates the best of contemporary Western short fiction, introducing a stellar collection of twenty stories that represent, in various ways, the coming-of-age of the legendary American frontier.

Featuring a veritable Who's Who of the century's most distinctive writers, this collection effectively departs from the standard superstars of the Western genre. McMurtry has chosen a refreshing range of work that, when taken as a whole, depicts the evolution and maturation of Western writing over several decades. The featured tales are not so concerned with the American West of history and geography as they are with the American West of the imagination — one that is alternately comic, gritty, individual, searing, and complex.

Contributors

Wallace Stegner * Dave Hickey * Dao Strom * Dagoberto Gilb * William Hauptman * Jack Kerouac * Ron Hansen * Diana Ossana * Robert Boswell * Tom McGuane Louise Erdrich * Max Apple * Mark Jude Poirier * Rick Bass * Jon Billman * Richard Ford * Raymond Carver * Annie Proulx * Leslie Marmon Silko * William H. Gass

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