Monthly Archives: September 2014

America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 6-8.

Originally posted on ACADEME BLOG:
Capps, Benjamin. The Trail to Ogallala.  New York: Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, 1964. The Trail to Ogallala is Capps’s most acclaimed novel, receiving the Spur Award of Western Writers of America, for best western novel of 1964, the Levi Strauss Golden Saddleman Award, for best western writing of 1964, and…

America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 3-5.

Originally posted on ACADEME BLOG:
? Blevins, Win.  Stone Song: A Novel of the Life of Crazy Horse.  New York: Forge, 1995. Win Blevins has been writing full-time since the early 1970s, but it has taken him some time to find the subject that has given his fiction focus and force.  He had written several…

America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 1-2

Originally posted on ACADEME BLOG:
? Berger, Thomas.  Little Big Man.  New York: Dial, 1964. Thomas Berger had such a long and productive career that it is a mystery why he is not routinely included in discussions of the great American novelists of the second half of the twentieth century.  One of the highlights of…