The Ox-Bow Man: A Biography Of Walter Van Tilburg Clark (Western Literature Series)

The Ox-Bow Man: A Biography Of Walter Van Tilburg Clark (Western Literature Series)

English | August 23, 2004 | ISBN: 0874175895 | 448 Pages | PDF | 2.16 MB

The first full-scale biography of a major Western writer.
Walter Van Tilburg Clark was one of the West?s most important literary figures, a writer who contributed mightily to the tradition of viewing the West realistically and not through the veil of myth and romance. As a comparatively young man, he published three compelling novels and a collection of short stories, then remained almost silent for the rest of his life, the victim of a paralyzing case of writer?s block. Now Jackson J. Benson, one of the country?s foremost literary biographers, has produced the first full-length biography of this brilliant, enigmatic, and ultimately tragic figure.
Based on widely scattered sources?personal papers and correspondence; interviews with family members, friends, and others; and Clark?s unpublished stories and poems?Benson?s biography focuses on Clark?s intellectual and literary life as a writer, teacher, and westerner. Benson masterfully balances his engaging account of the experiences, people, and settings of Clark?s life with a penetrating examination of his complex psyche and the crippling perfectionism that virtually ended Clark?s career, as well as offering up a thoughtful assessment of Clark?s place in Western writing. In these pages, Clark lives again, a warm, complex, and ultimately anguished human being. Benson?s remarkably astute and sensitive biography is destined to be the book that readers and researchers consult first for information about this major western writer.


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