Elmer Kelton: Essays and Memories (Paperback)
  • Elmer Kelton: Essays and Memories (Paperback)
zoom

Elmer Kelton: Essays and Memories (Paperback)

(editor), (editor)
£21.50
Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 30/05/2011
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
When Elmer Kelton died in the fall of 2009, the literary world lost a consummate writer, a man the New York Times called a "novelist who brought the sensibility of the old-style western to bear on a modern Texas landscape of oil fields and financially troubled ranches." Kelton was also a modest, kind man, always willing to advise a struggling writer or write a blurb for a first time published author, or assign publishing rights to his six masterpieces to a small university press.
TCU Press owes a great debt of gratitude to Kelton, and this volume, Elmer Kelton: Memories and Essays, attempts to explore just what it is that made Kelton its leading author.
Editors Judy Alter and James Ward Lee gathered together a group of Kelton aficionados who had either published or taught or sold his books, or were simply friends. In several meetings, they divided up the main themes of Kelton's writing: Alter provides the overview of Kelton's career; Felton Cochran, longtime owner of Cactus Books in San Angelo, describes how the friendship between bookstore owner and author grew over the years; Ricky Burk, pastor of the church from which Kelton was buried, talks about the man's influence in his community; Kelton's son, Steve, explains how Kelton's career as journalist permeated his novels; Ruth McAdams, who has taught Kelton for years, explores how he deals with the themes of endurance and change; Joyce Roach delicately covers how race and ethnicity figure in Kelton's plots and the development of his unforgettable characters; Lee gives readers his inimitable take on the Hewey Calloway Trilogy--The Good Old Boys, The Smiling Country, and Six Bits a Day; and Bob J. Frye takes a wry look at Kelton's use of humor throughout his career. The book also contains Kelton's own view of the history of the Western novel, a response to revisionist criticism. And finally Cochran provides us a list of most, not all, of Elmer Kelton's extraordinary body of work.

Publisher: Texas Christian University Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9780875654263
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 356 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 8 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Added to basket
How Fiction Works
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Darkness Visible
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
To the Lighthouse
Added to basket
The Woodlanders
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Boyhood
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Pride and Prejudice
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
Careless People
Added to basket
The Annotated Alice
Added to basket
A Moveable Feast
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
Speak, Memory
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
How to Live
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
On Writing
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Gulliver's Travels
Added to basket
A Rose For Winter
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.