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Inhaltsangabe: Set in a small Nevada town of Italian immigrants, this allegorical tale illustrates the human traits of evil and fear. Laxalt relays his shocking story simply and concisely. Father Savio Lazzaroni is obsessed with a vision of evil. Mayor Manuel Cafferata is only concerned with his own standing in a tiny village peopled with Italian immigrants. Into their isolated town comes Smale Calder, the first outsider to set up business in the tightly knit society. The events that befall these three men and the villagers reveal the chilling ways in which people deal with fear and prejudice. When Calder’s secret passion for rattlesnakes is discovered, the lives of all involved are changed in a dramatic sequence of emotions and events. Laxalt’s quiet buildup of suspense and violence will sneak up on readers and leave them questioning the meaning of good and innocence. One of the best works written in the West, this novella was honored alongside Hemingway and Bellow upon its first release in 1964.

About the Author: Robert Laxalt graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1947. Laxalt joined the staff of the university in 1954, first as director of News and Publications and later as director of the University of Nevada Press, which he founded. He was named a Reynolds Distinguished Visiting Professor and held the position of Distinguished Nevada Author Chair. He is the author of seventeen books, including the critically acclaimed Sweet Promised Land. He lived in Washoe Valley until his death in 2001.

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Buchbeschreibung University of Nevada Press, 1987. Buchzustand: Good. Reprint. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP88258726

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Buchbeschreibung University of Nevada Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G087417130XI3N00

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Buchbeschreibung University of Nevada Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G087417130XI4N00

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Buchbeschreibung University of Nevada Press, 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001122709

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Buchbeschreibung Univ of Nevada Pr, Reno, Nevada, U.S.A., 1987. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 035676

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Buchbeschreibung University of Nevada Press, Reno, Nevada, 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. Former owner's name & address label. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 36792

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Buchbeschreibung University of Nevada Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 087417130X 1964 1st edition retired library copy, text is clean, binding is tight, D/J is protected, has usual stamps and stickers. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU1015883

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Buchbeschreibung University of Nevada Press, 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG087417130X

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Buchbeschreibung University of Nevada Press, 1987. hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good In Dustjacket. Reno. 1987. University of Nevada Press. 1st Printing of This New Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 178 pages. hardcover. Jacket illustration by Deborah Haeffele. Jacket design by Richard Hendel. ISBN: 087417130x. inventory # 37672. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Robert Laxalt's first novel, A Man in the Wheatfield, was published to critical acclaim when it was released in 1964. Time magazine lauded it as ‘a fascinating, ambiguous allegory of men's various ways of confronting fear,’ and The Cleveland Plain Dealer proclaimed it ‘an emotional experience and a memorable one.’ Nearly four decades later, Laxalt's deeply moving story of a small community in the high deserts of Nevada still resonates with readers. ‘I realize now that while I was writing this book, I was exploring for myself the meanings of such overused words as good, envy, ego, hypocrisy, innocence, symbol, myth. We all know the meanings of these words. We learned the meanings early-at home, school, church. They were taught to us by our culture. And like all the meanings of words describing the human condition, we don't know them at all, until we have to discover them all over again for ourselves,’ said Robert Laxalt about his motivation for writing A Man in the Wheatfield. Laxalt relays his shocking story simply and concisely. Father Savio Lazzaroni is obsessed with a vision of evil. Mayor Manuel Cafferata is only concerned with his own standing in a tiny village peopled with Italian immigrants. Into their isolated town comes Smale Calder, the first outsider to set up business in the tightly knit society. The events that befall these three men and the villagers reveal the chilling ways in which people deal with fear and prejudice. When Calder's secret passion for rattlesnakes is discovered, the lives of all involved are changed in a dramatic sequence of emotions and events. Laxalt's quiet, build-up of suspense and violence will sneak up on readers and leave them questioning the meaning of good and innocence. Buchnummer des Verkäufers z37672

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Buchbeschreibung University of Nevada Press, Reno Nevada, 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 087417130X First University Of Nevada Press Edition. No Marks Or Damage From Past Owners, Not A Former Library Book, Not A Remainder Or Book Club, Not Clipped, Hardcover. Fiction, Mystery & Detective. Previously Published By Harper & Row Publishers In 1964. All Books Shipped Within 24 Hours With U.S. Postal Service Delivery Confirmation, Each Order Is Packaged In A New Box With Bubble Wrap, And Always Your Satisfaction Is Guaranteed. First University of Nevada Press Edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 019033

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