Monthly Archives: November 2014

America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 24-26.

Originally posted on ACADEME BLOG:
? Huffaker, Clair.  Nobody Loves a Drunken Indian.  New York: McKay, 1967. When Nobody Loves a Drunken Indian was published in 1967, Huffaker had already established himself as a novelist and screenwriter who could remain fundamentally true to the Western formula while cleverly manipulating some of its elements to give…

America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 21-23.

Originally posted on ACADEME BLOG:
? Henry, Will. Chiricahua.  New York: Lippincott, 1972. Henry Wilson Allen wrote Westerns under the pseudonyms Clay Fisher and Will Henry.  The novels written as Clay Fisher tend to be more like conventional Westerns, featuring heroes and villains confronting each other in somewhat generic Western settings, with a romance hanging…

America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 18-20.

Originally posted on ACADEME BLOG:
? Hansen, Ron.  The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.  New York: Knopf, 1983. After treating the history of the Dalton gang in his first novel, Desperadoes (1979), Hansen explored the final days in the life of America’s most famous outlaw, Jesse James. The Assassination of Jesse…