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Tutti i racconti western

Tutti i racconti western Piste polverose che solcano il deserto Cappelli Stetson calcati sugli occhi E fucili a canne mozze canyon saloon corral e sceriffi cowboy cavalleggeri Apache questo il mondo che El Leonard esplor

  • Title: Tutti i racconti western
  • Author: Elmore Leonard Gregg Sutter LucaConti
  • ISBN: 9788806193010
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Paperback
  • Piste polverose che solcano il deserto Cappelli Stetson calcati sugli occhi E fucili a canne mozze, canyon, saloon, corral e sceriffi, cowboy, cavalleggeri Apache questo il mondo che El Leonard esplor negli anni Cinquanta, fin dal suo esordio con La pista apache alcuni indiani ribelli e un blanco, Travisin, che per vincerli usa non tanto le armi, quanto l intPiste polverose che solcano il deserto Cappelli Stetson calcati sugli occhi E fucili a canne mozze, canyon, saloon, corral e sceriffi, cowboy, cavalleggeri Apache questo il mondo che El Leonard esplor negli anni Cinquanta, fin dal suo esordio con La pista apache alcuni indiani ribelli e un blanco, Travisin, che per vincerli usa non tanto le armi, quanto l intelligenza e una lealt tale da guadagnargli il rispetto anche dei nemici Sono cos , gli eroi di Leonard Uomini che vincono non solo perch sparano meglio, ma perch combattono con coraggio, pazienza e correttezza Anche se non sono modelli di virt come Pete Given, che in Dietro le sbarre entra in prigione ubriaco e ne esce vicesceriffo dopo aver impedito un evasione o perfino se sono destinati a diventare dei farabutti come Bobby Valdez, che in Buoni e cattivi non riesce a salvare un uomo da una falsa accusa e, da tutore della legge, si trasforma in bandito Trenta racconti scritti quasi tutti nel giro di un decennio, ambientati in Arizona e New Mexico tra il 1870 e il 1890, capaci di evocare il mito eterno della frontiera con un ritmo serratissimo e un linguaggio di forte impatto visivo Trenta racconti che, sulla carta come al cinema, hanno plasmato il genere western.

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    1. clint eastwood tells us that the only authentically original american art forms are jazz, blues, and the western. lemme up the ante and say that no other form reveals more about america than the western. and the great practitioners of the form (ford, mann, hawks, boetticher, peckinpah, leone, eastwood) tell us as much about america as any novelist, essayist, historian, or sociologist. maybe more. this 531 pg. tome is the fifth book of elmore leonard westerns i've read over the past two weeks -- [...]

    2. In the 1950s, Elmore Leonard was married with children and working as a copywriter on a Chevrolet account at Campbell-Ewald Advertising in Detroit. What he really wanted to do was support himself with his fiction. Already a fan of western movies, Leonard discovered he could get paid while he learned his craft by trafficking short pieces in a genre that was enormously popular on newsstands, as he recounts in the foreword, "from Saturday Evening Post and Collier's down through Argosy, Adventure, B [...]

    3. This is an abridged version of the book having only 11 stories in it. I don't think they're abridged, though. Read by Tom Wopath, Henry Rollins & David Strather & William Atherton. (I wrote those names down as I heard them. I have no idea if they're spelled correctly, but all of them were excellent readers.)For some reason, I never equated Elmore Leonard with westerns. I'd forgotten who wrote Hombre. It's been a lot of years since I read the book, though I've probably watched the movie w [...]

    4. In the 1950s there were two major figures in western noir; one was filmmaker Anthony Mann and the other was writer Elmore Leonard. Leonard's writing was so dark that several western magazines turned down his stories for that very reason. In this excellent collection of stories you get frontier femme fatales like "The Colonel's Lady", tales of Injun justice in "The Big Hunt" and a young Mexican seeking revenge in "The Boy Who Smiled". The latter two stories mentioned are significant in that they [...]

    5. In the introduction, Elmore Leonard states that when he decided he wanted to be a writer, after college, he chose a genre he could learn to write while getting paid. Since he liked westerns, that's what he chose to start.Of course it wasn't that easy.His first effort was rejected and he decided a little research might be handy. His aim was for the higher paying magazines, Saturday Evening Post and Colliers. There were also a half dozen pulp magazines still in existence. There his early success w [...]

    6. “Three-Ten to Yuma,” still one of my favorites. Twelve pages long and riddled with more tension than you can stand. The rest of the entrants vary from solid to gold, Elmore Leonard doing what Elmore does best.

    7. This is his short stories that he provided to a magazine to make a little bit of money.I read 3:10 to Yuma as I have enjoyed the movie. The Books ending is not the same at all.

    8. I'll continue to update this as I read through the short stories.I liked the introduction of the book that talked with Elmore Leonard about his experiences writing in the western genre, which is also his first foray into professional writing. This is particularly interesting as you hear how he got started as a writer and how he had to manage having a full-time job, a family and pursue his dreams. Since Leonard's style has evolved quite a bit, it's interesting to hear about his aspirations as a y [...]

    9. I loved this collection, inside and out.There are some really gorgeous tales in here, and some really amazingly brutal and entirely historical stories of the old old West. Elmore Leeonard's dialog is razor sharp and ONLY what needs to be there. I love the progression through these as well, as he hits his stride and the 3:10 to Yuma is just absolutely perfect.There are stories in here to break your heart, to figure out what real courage really is, and with the lovely plot twists that are utterly [...]

    10. It took me way too long, but after this and Leonard's debut novel "The Bounty Hunters", I think you can count me as an unabashed fan. I remember reading this while waiting for my car to get fixed, with other people present in the waiting room, and I had to actively suppress saying out loud "Dat's cool!" when something cool happened.Now, this almost visceral reaction happened about three pages into a story. Let it be a testament to the efficiency of Leonard's writing that I had, in three pages or [...]

    11. So I've decided to teach a short-story class next semester (theory of, not creative writing), and I've decided to do some genre lit. In addition to some noir, I thought it would be fun to do Westerns; since I'm not particularly well-versed in them, I thought it would be a good opportunity to edumacte myself. So I immediately reached for the Elmore. I've been enjoying the stories, which aren't as formulaic as you might expect. Of course, there's a lot of repetition, but it tends mainly to be in t [...]

    12. I kept seeing Elmore Leonard's name on movies or TV shows that I liked. I had a vague notion that he wrote crime novels, so why would his name be on "Justified" or "3:10 to Yuma" or "Hombre"? Well, everyone starts somewhere, & the western genre was where Leonard started - waaaaaaay back in the 1950's ;) I enjoyed reading the progression of his writing style & skill. By the end of the collection, his focus was more on the story than the description of the scene. And I appreciate his resea [...]

    13. The Complete Western Short Stories of Elmore Leonard completes for the time being. my compulsion with Elmore Leonard's work, which was always there, but which turned into nearly an addiction following his death . From modern Detroit and Miami to frontier Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico, the Leonard's career traversed more time and space than perhaps any other American writer.My answer to my tendency to pick a favorite from this group is "The Nagual." I'd give the award to "Tonto Woman," but I al [...]

    14. Cormac Mccarthy this is not, being much closer in spirit to John Wayne type movies. These stories were published in old western magazines so the audience likely wanted heroic adventures, not Blood Meridian style massacres. The author is probably most famous for being the inspiration behind the television show Justified. 30 short stories that read like an mlg highlight reel of Indians, outlaws, and prison escapees being unceremoniously blown out by ranchers and the like. A good collection of well [...]

    15. I own the Kindle version of this book, and read these short stories on my iPhone.After reading a few of these stories, I saw Elmore Leonard's growth as a short story writer. 'Trail of the Apache,' his first short story, was overlong and unsure about what point it intended to impress upon the reader. But 'Trouble at Rindo's Ranch,' 'Saint with a Six-Gun' and other stories he wrote later, were much more powerful and gripping. 'Three-Ten to Yuma,' for example, was a perfectly formed short story.

    16. This is a collection of Elmore Leonard's early Western short stories, from long before he became known as a crime novelist. It's safe to say that he had not yet found his voice when he wrote these -- the snappy dialog that became his trademark later is barely to be found here. The stories are reasonably entertaining, but his crime novels from later in his career are far more fun, and much more satisfying.

    17. Meraviglioso testo che esprime appieno l'essenza del Western. Una prosa perfetta, asciutta come un arroyo del Deserto Dipinto. Ognuno dei racconti è un perfetto film western, da John Ford a Sam Peckinpah. I personaggi sono tratteggiati a tinte forti. Un capolavoro! Imperdibile e necessario per tutti gli amanti del West.

    18. Elmore John Leonard Jr. (1925-2013) started his career as a professional writer by producing short Western stories for the pulp magazines. According to the introduction, Mr. Leonard’s first attempt was not very good and was rejected, whereupon he decided that next time he would do his research first. He focused on the Arizona Territory, because that part of the country had a strong draw for him, and he liked the Apaches best of the various tribes of Native Americans.This volume presents the bu [...]

    19. A lot of reviews I had seen online warned that the book was too repetitive, being a collection of all the Westerns that Elmore Leonard wrote at the begging of his career (before moving on to his critically acclaimed crime novels). I agree with that to a certain extent; a lot of the earlier stories are pretty similar in their character writing and plot. However, I thought it was really enjoyable to see how Elmore Leonard diversified his characters and plots within the Western genre as his writing [...]

    20. This was really fun to read. Elmore Leonard is one of the better pulp writers, his uncomplicated writing style is so easy and enjoyable to read.Again, it left me wondering how much of the way we imagine historical settings is affected by the society the writer was living in. I specifically reference the difference in the way indigenous people were characterised pre WWII, where the "natives" were largely set dressing as the embodiment of animalistic danger, into the post WWII image of the noble s [...]

    21. Leonard's Western stories are largely about negotiating a kind of peace i the Wild West between its many factions. Even when his heroes are outlaws, they aren't looking to make trouble or cause harm - they do what they do deliberately and professionally, and keep to themselves. Rather, it's the rabble-rousers, ignorant townsfolk, and racists of every stripe that serve as villains. In this way, these are stories about peacemaking.Included in this volume is his "3:10 to Yuma", one of the finest We [...]

    22. I don't have enough opinions on the collection for a complete review. Overall I just felt the collection was too much a roller coaster of quality to say I had a positive time overall. There were definitely some highlights but the book overall seemed to take forever to finish because I would run into one long lone that was not very interesting and slogged through it. I would say only for dedicated Leonard and Western readers.

    23. I read Leonard's Western Stories because I wanted something out of "my genre" and been told he was a master craftsperson along the lines of Hemingway and Hammett. Plus I'm a big fan of Justified and read Fire in the Hole. Good advice all around as Leonard is, indeed, a master whose sparcity of language is a learning experience in itself.

    24. Lots & lots of very similar characters in very similar landscapes with similar story-lines - perhaps not surprising for complete compilation. However generally found these stories very simplistic & largely plot-less.

    25. These are a great set of short westerns, Elmore Leonard writes in an easy style, it glides along and takes you into the old west alongside the characters.

    26. I'm fascinated with the Western genre, but my experience with it is limited and somewhat snobby: True Grit, Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy, The Sisters Brothers, and Molly Gloss's tales of cowgirls & solitary women settlers. In other words, I haven't read Louis L'Amour or Zane Grey and I'm not sure I want to (whatever, I want to). I grabbed this book for the cover-it looks like someone put a cowboy hat on a Dashiell Hammett pulp detective novel. Perfect. As expected, it was a fun read, wit [...]

    27. The audiobook (6 CDs) is only a selection of the complete stories. (And does anyone else find it disturbing for a living author to have a "complete" collection? What do the publishers know about the author's health that we don't know?) The stories in this selection are"Blood Money" (1953) "Only Good Ones" (1961) "Trail of the Apache" (1951) "Trouble at Rindo's Station" (1953) "The Boy Who Smiled" (1953) "The Tonto Woman" (1982) "Hurrah for Capt. Early" (1961) "The Colonel's Lady" (1952) "Saint w [...]

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