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The Resource Will James, the gilt edged cowboy, by Anthony Amaral

Will James, the gilt edged cowboy, by Anthony Amaral

Label
Will James, the gilt edged cowboy
Title
Will James, the gilt edged cowboy
Statement of responsibility
by Anthony Amaral
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Will James has been dead for more than two decades, but the books that flowed so prolifically from his pen, and his great gift as painter and illustrator, still keep his name perpetually alive. James' writing, either in fiction, or serious study, possessed the vernacular and earthy grain of the cow-camp and the sweep and flavor of the open range. From the first word he ever wrote for publication, from the first sketch he ever produced, rings the authenticity of a man who truly has known the West. There is no doubt that Will James was the cowboy genius. But, since his untimely death in 1942, every attempt to run down the facts of life pertaining to this taciturn and silent novelist and artist, has met with failure on the part of the biographer. His Lone Cowboy, universally accepted as the autobiography of Will James, has just as universally fell apart when placed under the glass of scholarly scrutiny. The day Will James died, the riddle of Will James alive was as poignantly real as the day his first novel or first illustration appeared. To ferret out the story of the real Will James, Anthony Amaral emerges as a literary detective of the highest order. But the real story of the real Will James, as told in this remarkable biography, rivals any novel ever to come from the facile pen of James himself. While its candid portrayal will shock and surprise many who imagined they knew the Will James story, it in no way undermines the man's intrinsic greatness in the field of art and letters. Honest and understanding in the handling of the great revealment, Anthony Amaral has not sacrificed scholarship in telling the exciting story of this man's life -- Book jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.5/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3519.A5298
LC item number
Z56 1967
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Westernlore Great West and Indian series
Series volume
34
Label
Will James, the gilt edged cowboy, by Anthony Amaral
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published in 1980 under title: Will James, the last cowboy legend
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-201)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1168320
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 206 pages
Lccn
67017654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Items laid in: 4 copied book pages; 4 copied book catalog sheets; 1 invoice. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1168320
Label
Will James, the gilt edged cowboy, by Anthony Amaral
Publication
Note
Published in 1980 under title: Will James, the last cowboy legend
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-201)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1168320
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 206 pages
Lccn
67017654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Items laid in: 4 copied book pages; 4 copied book catalog sheets; 1 invoice. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1168320

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