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

Bevis, William W.; Farr, William E.

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ISBN 10: 0917298721 / ISBN 13: 9780917298721
Published by Montana Historical Society Press, Helena, Montana, U.S.A., 2001
Condition: As New Hardcover
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A superb, clean, tight, bright, unread copy. No deficiencies! Includes Release about publication. Nice coverage of Guthrie's book as a later perspective (actually, there was never an early perspective!). Eighteen writers of history, cultural critics, fiction, friends and environmentalists contribute to this incredibly insightful book on The Big Sky and Guthrie. A few photos, 316 pages including the index. Blue cloth binding with silver lettering!!. Bookseller Inventory # 11545

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Title: Fifty Years After the Big Sky: New ...

Publisher: Montana Historical Society Press, Helena, Montana, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition

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Fifty Years after The Big Sky examines the life and legacy of A.B. Guthrie, Jr., a much-loved but understudied writer. Best known for his novels, The Big Sky (1947) and The Way West (1949), and for the screenplay of the movie classic Shane (1953), Guthrie was central in shaping the seminal myths of the Rocky Mountain West. In this anthology, writers, historians, and public intellectuals remember and celebrate this powerful author, while challenging readers to reassess his work and its influence on American culture - especially our environmental politics. Eighteen essays examine Guthrie's life and work from myriad perspectives: looking at his relationship with the movie industry; investigating the Cold War's influence on his work; remembering the man through the eyes of the people in his hometown of Choteau, Montana; and exploring how the myths that lie at the core of Guthrie's fiction haunt today's Montanans. Offering new perspectives on both Guthrie's life and work, Fifty Years after The Big Sky is certain to cause readers to rethink their relationship to the western landscape and reassess the power of literature. (6 1/4 x 9 1/4, 332 pages, b&w photos)

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Bevis is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Montana.

William E. Farr is a Senior Fellow at the O'Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West and Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Montana, Missoula. He is the author of "The Reservation Blackfeet, 1882 1945: A Photogaphic History of Cultural Survival "and "Julius Seyler and the Blackfeet: An Impressionist at Glacier National Park".

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