The Untamed, The Night Horseman, The Seventh Man & Dan Barry's Daughter
Sprache - Englisch
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In the cascade of Western fiction, Max Brand's novels featuring the enigmatic Dan Barry stand out for their blend of high adventure and mythic underpinnings. 'The Untamed', 'The Night Horseman', and 'The Seventh Man' culminate in 'Dan Barry's Daughter', intertwining the tales into an opus of the Wild West that is at once grounded in its portrayal of the rugged landscape and elevated by its protagonist's near-mythological presence. Brand endows Whistling Dan with abilities that transgress the mundane to evoke a larger-than-life aura, where gunfights become a ballet of bullets, and the communion with primal nature through his stallion Satan and wolf-dog Black Bart becomes a poetic motif. The narrative weaves this tapestry with a prose as untamed as the frontier itself, situated firmly within the rich tradition of American Western literature while bearing the distinctive hallmark of Brand's lyrical style.
Frederick Schiller Faust, the man behind the pseudonym Max Brand, drew deeply from the well of classical mythology to imbue his Westerns with a potent, enduring resonance. Brand's bibliography spans over a remarkable range that includes the creation of the iconic Dr. James Kildare and ventures into genres as diverse as detective mysteries and historical fiction. His passion for the grandeur of myth is palpable in the larger-than-life exploits of Whistling Dan, drawing clear parallels with heroic archetypes. These elements, combined with Faust's own fascination with the untamed spirit of the American frontier, shaped his ability to tell stories that resonate with the wild call of adventure and the complexity of human nature.
'The Untamed', 'The Night Horseman', 'The Seventh Man', and 'Dan Barry's Daughter' are seminal works in the canon of Westerns and come highly recommended to aficionados of the genre and newcomers alike. These novels are not only a testament to Max Brand's inventiveness but also an invitation to experience the West as a realm of boundless possibilities. The reader is beckoned to saddle up and join Whistling Dan, as Brand takes us on a literary ride through the raw and tumultuous landscape of human fortitude and the echoing silence of the desert where every whisper carries the weight of legend.
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Max Brand, the pen name of Frederick Schiller Faust (1892–1944), was a prolific American author known for his Western stories, novels, and screenplays. Faust, under the pseudonym Max Brand and other aliases, produced an impressive body of work that was not only limited to Westerns but also spanned other genres such as detective fiction, historical romance, and even poetry. His narrative style, characterized by a blend of dramatic action and psychological depth, captured the imagination of his readers and established him as a significant figure in the pulp fiction era of the early 20th century. Among his notable works, 'The Untamed' introduced the indomitable character Dan Barry, a figure emblematic of Brand's unique blend of the mythic and the real Western frontier. This character's saga extended through 'The Night Horseman' and 'The Seventh Man,' culminating in 'Dan Barry's Daughter,' each novel further refining Brand's vision of the Western hero and the untamed landscape he inhabits. These works not only cultivated a dedicated readership during his lifetime but also continued to engage generations thereafter. Brand's influence permeates the Western genre, and his books remain a testament to his enduring legacy in American literature.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Umfang: 638 Seiten
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Veröffentlichung: 13. November 2022