Imatge de l'autor

Jack Schaefer (1907–1991)

Autor/a de Shane

45+ obres 2,763 Membres 75 Ressenyes 3 preferits

Sobre l'autor

After receiving his B.A. from Oberlin College and doing graduate work at Columbia University, Schaefer spent most of his adult life working as a journalist. His first novel, Shane (1949), a portrait of a gunfighter trying to escape his violent past, was a success. Schaefer covers a variety of mostra'n més themes in his work, including the relationship of the individual to the community and how people overcome obstacles while maintaining their integrity. His characterizations are often memorable, and he has a gift for writing dialogue that sounds realistic. Critic Fred Erisman has remarked that "Schaefer brings to his writing a clear-cut sense of professionalism, a deeply felt commitment to the story-teller's craft, and a keen ear for the spoken word." (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Lakewood Public Library

Obres de Jack Schaefer

Shane (1949) 1,745 exemplars
Old Ramon (1727) 311 exemplars
Shane [1953 film] (1953) — Novel — 178 exemplars
Monte Walsh (1970) 115 exemplars
The Canyon (1961) 32 exemplars
Shane and Other Stories (1949) 31 exemplars
Company of Cowards (1958) 30 exemplars
Four Great Novels of the West (1994) 29 exemplars
Mavericks (1967) 17 exemplars
First Blood (1953) 11 exemplars
First Blood and Other Stories (1981) 11 exemplars
The Pioneers (1956) 10 exemplars
An American bestiary (1975) 9 exemplars
Stubby Pringle’s Christmas (1964) — Autor — 9 exemplars
Out West (1959) 8 exemplars
The plainsmen (1963) 7 exemplars
The Big Range (1958) 6 exemplars
The Kean Land (1959) 6 exemplars
Canyon, The/Old Ramon (1989) 2 exemplars
New Mexico 1 exemplars
Kean Land /Stories 1 exemplars
Shane Livro 1 1 exemplars
Adventure Calling 1 exemplars
Širé pastviny : povídky (1996) 1 exemplars
ARGOSY SEPTEMBER 1967 (1967) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

A Century of Great Western Stories-An Anthology of Western Fiction (2000) — Col·laborador — 100 exemplars
The Arbor House Treasury of Great Western Stories (1982) — Col·laborador — 98 exemplars
Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old (2002) — Col·laborador — 95 exemplars
Adventure Stories (1988) — Col·laborador — 80 exemplars
Great Tales of the West (1982) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
Stories to Remember: Literary Heritage Series (1967) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
Gentle Like a Cyclone: Stories of Horses and Their Riders (1974) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Cowboy and Indian trader (A Zia book) (1974) — Introducció, algunes edicions12 exemplars


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I expected more, as I read this book after hearing glowing reviews for it. Maybe I am a shallow person.
ilsevr1977 | Hi ha 40 ressenyes més | Sep 27, 2023 |
Schaefer is most well known for [Shane], especially with the famous film version. This diminutive read tells the story of Little Bear, who is a bit of a willing outcast because of his unusual perspective on warring with other tribes. He lights out for a coming of age ritual and experiences a vision. in a starving and sleepless fog, he falls into an undiscovered canyon and breaks his leg. Over the next few months, he recuperates and proves himself to himself. Eventually, he makes his way back to his band where he carries a mystical quality and proves himself to the others. He returns to the canyon with his bride and starts a family there. Soon, he learns that the canyon was less important in his life than his own identity.

The book was enjoyable and well-written. But it gets the fourth star for the detailed understanding Schaefer of the culture Schaefer communicates. it's hard to say whether Schaefer's understanding is accurate, as I'm unfamiliar with the details of this tribe's culture at the time. And I suspect Schaefer would suffer in these modern times from cultural appropriation criticism. But he exhibits an uncommon empathy for the people and an easy demonstration of the shared human condition regardless of the specific ethnicity of the characters.

4 bones!!!!
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blackdogbooks | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | May 30, 2023 |
A lyrical view of the old west of the cattle drive days, and of the life of Monte Walsh, a good man on a horse. Monte is both a good man, and as good as anyone can be at breaking and riding horses and wants little more than to do whatever work can be done from horseback, preferably with his good friend Chet who enjoys the excitement Monte's streak of inventive mischief delivers to life and takes care of Monte through the consequences. But the west ages, as do Chet and Monte and Chet finds something more to life with which Monte can't find a fit. And though we only hear of it from his final neighbors he does eventually find a community where his qualities are appreciated. Episodically told, we are never really in Monte's head and sometime only know by it's inclusion at the end of a chapter that the tale of cowboy antics is about him.… (més)
quondame | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Apr 30, 2023 |
I loved this book. It took me quite a long time to finish it, but I wasn't in any hurry. Each time I opened it up I was so looking forward to another adventure, another character, another story and I was never disappointed. Jack Schaeffer drew me in each time and carried me out West to where the cowboys were. I laughed and I cried and I got angry and I got happy. I fell in love with the flawed Slash Y characters. I couldn't wait for the next reading, but I didn't want the book to end. This book is a masterpiece.… (més)
bcrowl399 | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Apr 11, 2023 |



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