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A long-awaited collection from a master storyteller.

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This large, all-encompassing introductory reader presents excerpts from novels and short stories from the lifework of Frederick Manfred (1912-1994). For the Midwest, Manfred's work epitomizes the literature of place. He coined the name "Siouxland" to refer to the region in which most of his work is set: Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and especially where the Big Sioux and Missouri Rivers join. His many books tell of the ways of the Dakota before the coming of the whites, the early intrusions of the fur traders and "mountain men", the encroachments of settlers and soldiers, the growth of farming communities, and the contemporary lifeways that developed from this history. He has the true novelist's eye for detail and ear for the language of the people. This anthology will do what no other single book has done - present Manfred's works in the context of his whole vision.
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Manfred was a prolific writer of "Siouxland," an area that includes Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska. According to editor Rezmerski (English, Gustavus Adolphus Coll, Minn.), who has put together a "sampler" of Manfred's work, it would be a mistake to think of him as strictly "regional," since he wrote "in full consciousness of the whole America and the whole universe he revered with full Whitmaniac earnestness and energy." This sampler includes excerpts from the 32 books Manfred published: some 23 novels and nine books of essays, letters, and memoirs. Each of the four sections begins or ends with a short selection from his memoirs or letters, which helps place the material in context. Rezmerski's introduction is useful in helping the reader understand the course of Manfred's career and the critical response to his work. What emerges from this sizable reader is Manfred's sound commitment to writing and to exploring the conflicts of the region and time he was a part of. All readers rural or urban will enjoy this sampler. Recommended for academic and public libraries.?Barbara J. O'Hara, Free Lib. of Philadelphia
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