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Erskine Caldwell (1903–1987)

Autor(a) de Tobacco Road

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About the Author

Erskine Caldwell has been called one of the most banned and censored authors in the United States. The son of a traveling minister, born in White Oak, Georgia in 1903, Caldwell received little formal education, as a young man, Caldwell took odd jobs and worked in the Southern states. He attended mostrar mais briefly Erskine College, Due West, South Carolina, and the Universities of Virginia and Pennsylvania for some semesters. Yet he became a prolific writer whose novels explore the seamy side of life in the American South. At the age of eighteen he went on a gun-running boat to South America, he played professional football and worked as mill-hand, cotton-picker, and in other such occupations. For a time Caldwell was a cub reporter on the Atlanta Journal. In the 1920s Caldwell moved to Maine to devote himself to writing. After several Spartan years, he had three stories accepted for publication. In 1930 Caldwell destroyed all his unpublished work from previous years. 'Country Full of Swedes' was published in the Yale Review, and it received $1,000 award from the journal in 1933. American Earth, a collection of short stories about petty passions and little lecheries, was published in 1931. Some of the stories had first appeared in such magazines as The American Caravan, Blues, Frankfurter Zeitung, Front, The Hound and Horn, Nativity, Pagany, Scribner's Magazine, This Quarter, and transition. The title of one of his novels Tobacco Road (1932) became slang for poverty and degeneracy. The book was made into both a movie (1941) and a long-running Broadway show (1933-1941). Other novels, some of which were made into later films, include The Bastard (1929), Poor Fool (1930), and God's Little Acre (1933). By the late 1940's, Caldwell had sold more books than any writer in the nation's history. Caldwell became a reporter for the Atlanta Journal in 1925, worked as a scriptwriter in Hollywood and was a newspaper correspondent in Mexico, Spain, Czechoslovakia, Russia and China. In 1984, Caldwell was elected, along with Norman Mailer, to the fifty-chair body of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Caldwell is the author of 25 novels, 150 short stories and 12 nonfiction books. He died in Paradise Valley, Arizona on April 11, 1987. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Erskine Caldwell

Tobacco Road (1932) 1,547 cópias
God's Little Acre (1933) — Autor — 674 cópias
Georgia Boy (1943) 132 cópias
A House in the Uplands (1946) 125 cópias
You Have Seen Their Faces (1937) — Autor — 114 cópias
Trouble in July (1940) 113 cópias
Journeyman (1935) 93 cópias
Tragic Ground (1944) 70 cópias
Place Called Estherville (1949) 64 cópias
This Very Earth (1948) 58 cópias
In Search of Bisco (1965) — Autor — 48 cópias
Tobacco Road [play] (1952) — Original novel — 48 cópias
Jenny By Nature (1960) 41 cópias
Miss Mamma Aimee (1967) 39 cópias
The Sure Hand of God (1947) 37 cópias
Gretta (1955) 35 cópias
All Night Long (1942) 34 cópias
Say, Is This the U.S.A (1941) 34 cópias
Claudelle Inglish (1958) 34 cópias
Piñon Country (1941) 33 cópias
Kneel to the Rising Sun, And Other Stories (1951) — Autor — 31 cópias
The Last Night of Summer (1963) 29 cópias
The Bastard (1929) 28 cópias
We Are the Living (1933) 25 cópias
Gulf Coast Stories (1956) 23 cópias
A Swell Looking Girl (1950) 23 cópias
Episode in Palmetto (1950) 22 cópias
Love and Money (1954) 20 cópias
Summertime Island (1969) 20 cópias
Certain Women (1957) 19 cópias
A Lamp for Nightfall (1952) 19 cópias
Close to Home (1962) 19 cópias
The Courting of Susie Brown (1952) 18 cópias
In the Shadow of the Steeple (1968) 14 cópias
Annette (1974) 14 cópias
Southways (1938) 11 cópias
The Weather Shelter (1969) 11 cópias
A Woman in the House (1949) 11 cópias
The Sacrilege of Alan Kent (1966) 9 cópias
North of the Danube (1977) 9 cópias
Around About America (1963) 9 cópias
When You Think of Me (1959) 8 cópias
Men and Women (1962) 8 cópias
The Deer at Our House (1966) 6 cópias
38 racconti (1953) 6 cópias
Il fiume caldo 5 cópias
Midsummer Passion (1948) 4 cópias
The Earnshaw Neighborhood (1971) 4 cópias
Una luz para el anochecer (1986) 3 cópias
The Best from Manhunt (1958) 3 cópias
Muerte lenta 3 cópias
Man and Woman 3 cópias
Lovers (1968) 2 cópias
Medora (1971) 2 cópias
Some American People (1935) 2 cópias
Molly Cottontail (1958) 2 cópias
La ruta del tabaco (2020) 2 cópias
Najlepsze nowele (1984) 2 cópias
A Small Day 2 cópias
The Journeyman 1 exemplar(es)
38 racconti 1 exemplar(es)
Snälla vita herrar 1 exemplar(es)
Dom na wzgórzu 1 exemplar(es)
KADER RUZGARI 1 exemplar(es)
Le quartier de medora (1976) 1 exemplar(es)
O Dedo de Deus 1 exemplar(es)
American Earth 1 exemplar(es)
Yasama Kavgasi 1 exemplar(es)
Daughter 1 exemplar(es)
SUCEDIO EN PALMETTO 1 exemplar(es)
Тихоня 1 exemplar(es)
Carl Sandburg Remembered (1979) 1 exemplar(es)
Noveller 1 exemplar(es)
TUTUN YOLU 1 exemplar(es)
MISAFIR 1 exemplar(es)
YAZ SONU 1 exemplar(es)
Tepedeki Ev 1 exemplar(es)
SICAK NEHIR 1 exemplar(es)
Ilha de Ver©Đo 1 exemplar(es)
Tämä maa 1 exemplar(es)
Tobacco Road 1 exemplar(es)
Kuyudaki Zenci 1 exemplar(es)
L' ultima notte d'estate (1987) 1 exemplar(es)
Tobacco Road 1 exemplar(es)
Dcht bij hui 1 exemplar(es)
El predicador (1900) 1 exemplar(es)
Vento sul fienile 1 exemplar(es)
Historias del Norte y del Sur II (1930) 1 exemplar(es)
Llamémosle experiencia 1 exemplar(es)
Warm Water 1 exemplar(es)
Jenny - rett og slett 1 exemplar(es)
Southways, etc (1960) 1 exemplar(es)
Isla del Verano 1 exemplar(es)
Handy [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
Big Buck [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
Caldwell Erskine 1 exemplar(es)
La serva se n'è andata 1 exemplar(es)
Warm River 1 exemplar(es)
Saturday Afternoon 1 exemplar(es)
Rachel (in 38 racconti) 1 exemplar(es)
Ziemia tragiczna 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Contribuinte — 439 cópias
75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature (1961) — Contribuinte — 301 cópias
A Treasury of Short Stories (1947) — Contribuinte — 296 cópias
The Golden Treasury of Children's Literature Set (1961) — Contribuinte — 213 cópias
This Is My Best (1942) — Contribuinte — 188 cópias
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Contribuinte — 141 cópias
The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories (1991) — Contribuinte — 121 cópias
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Great Esquire Fiction (1983) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Desert Island Decameron (1945) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
Great Baseball Stories (1979) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
100 Best True Stories of World War II (1945) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
50 Best American Short Stories 1915-1939 (1939) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
American short stories, 1820 to the present (1952) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Great Short Stories of the World (1965) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Desert Country (1941) — Editor, algumas edições25 cópias
The Bedside Playboy (1963) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Modern American Short Stories (1945) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
All verdens fortellere (1990) — Contribuinte, algumas edições15 cópias
The Story Pocket Book (1944) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
American Short Stories, Vol.5, The Twentieth Century (1957) — Autor, algumas edições11 cópias
The best of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 (1975) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
A Treasury of Doctor Stories (1946) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Modern American Short Stories (1941) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Our lives : American labor stories — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Avon Bedside Companion (1947) — Contribuinte, algumas edições5 cópias
The Do-It-Yourself Bestseller: A Workbook (1982) — Contribuinte, algumas edições4 cópias
New World Writing : 15 (1959) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1938 (1938) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
The Bathroom Reader (1946) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
God's Little Acre [1958 film] (2013) — Original novel — 3 cópias
Let's Go Naked: Love and Life in a Nudist Camp (1952) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The Avon Annual 1945: 18 Great Modern Stories (1945) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The Avon Annual: 18 Great Story of Today (1944) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Modern British and American short stories (1982) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Tobacco Road [1941 film] — Original novel — 1 exemplar(es)
Modern American short stories (1963) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Direction, Volume 1, Number 2 (Jan-March 1935) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
America through the short story — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1934 (1934) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Stories of Sudden Truth (1953) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
15 Great Stories of Today (1946) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum



Tabáková cesta (1932) je román ze života chudé zemědělské rodiny žijící na jihu Spojených států. Boží políčko (1933) vypráví o sedlákovi Ty Ty Waldenovi, jenž je se svými syny Buckem a Shawem posedlý kopáním zlata na své farmě a zanedbává svá pole.
Třetí román (Trápení v červenci, 1940), který kniha obsahuje, líčí životní epizodu šerifa Jeffa McCurtaina, který se za každou cenu chce v této funkci udržet. Přijde hlášení, že mladý černoch Sonny Clark znásilnil bílou dívku. Bílí lidé ho chtějí najít a zlynčovat.… (mais)
PDSS | May 7, 2024 |
AnkaraLibrary | Feb 23, 2024 |
Erskine Preston Caldwell, född 17 december 1903 i Moreland i Georgia, död 11 april 1987 i Paradise Valley i Arizona, var en amerikansk författare.

Caldwell var son till en präst och arbetade som professionell fotbollsspelare, livvakt och var även manusförfattare i Hollywood under kortare perioder.

Caldwell var en av de mest produktiva sydstatsförfattarna. Han har skrivit ett trettiotal romaner, ett stort antal noveller och flera reportageböcker. Han vann ryktbarhet med romanerna Tobacco Road (1932; ”Tobaksvägen”, dramatiserad av Jack Kirkland 1933) och God’s Little Acre (1933; ”Guds lilla land”). Liksom Caldwells övriga böcker är de präglade av folklig humor, social indignation och sensualism. Från 1939 var han gift med fotojournalisten Margaret Bourke-White, och under andra världskriget arbetade han som krigskorrespondent i Ukrainska SSR, Sovjetunionen.

Caldwells 30- och 40-talsprosa gjorde honom till en av de ledande ”hårdkokta” författarna och även till en av USA:s mest lästa författare. Hans senare produktion har anklagats för sensationalism och har väckt föga uppmärksamhet bland kritikerna. Call It Experience (1951) och With All My Might (1987) är två självbiografiska böcker.
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Jannemangan | outras 49 resenhas | Jan 2, 2024 |
God’s Little Acre (1933) is offered for free with Amazon Prime as an e-book along with a couple of other stories as a classic-novels boxed set written by Erskine Caldwell. The other two stories: Tobacco Road (1932), I read in 2019, and Estherville (1949), I have yet to read. Erskine Caldwell was quite the imaginative writer. You will pretty much find all things today considered politically incorrect inside these novels. I guess that’s why I find them so fun and interesting. He loves making fun of the “deep south”.

God’s Little Acre is also a 1958 film, starring Robert Ryan as Ty Ty Walden, Aldo Ray as Will Thompson (Ty Ty’s son-in-law) who gets a little action from both his sister-in-laws; Buddy Hackett as the fat, lazy Pluto Swint running for sheriff and has his eyes and fat hands on Ty Ty’s youngest, slutty daughter, Darling Jill, played by Fay Spain; Jack Lord played Ty Ty’s hot-headed son, Buck, married to the most beautiful woman in the whole wide world, Griselda, played by Tina Louise; and Michael Landon played, Dave, the albino from the swamps who gets a little action with Darling Jill. Can watch for free on YouTube:


This novel is set in the depression-era in rural Marion, Georgia, about 15 miles outside of Augusta. Each character has strong, obsessive traits, which you will see hints of in real life in some folks down south, and maybe in the hillbillies up in the northeast mountains. It’s all about sex and finding that gold.

Ty Ty, the father, is obsessed with gold-fever even though there’s nothing in the world says there’s gold on his property. For the past 15 years, he and two of his boys, Buck and Shaw have dug huge holes 20-30 feet deep and twice as wide throughout his 3-acre piece of land searching for gold. He set aside one little acre for growing cotton to sell, tended by two black sharecroppers, to help get a little money to feed the family over the winter. But, there hasn’t been time for that because they’ve been busy…digging for gold. Ty Ty won’t break dirt on God’s one little acre. That proves to God he’s in it for the good and it proves to God that he has a good heart. But, he also will move that one acre if he feels it’s time to dig there and look for gold. After all, he don’t want to go giving the church the mother-lode. Ty Ty does not believe in magic. He is strictly a “scientific” man, so when they hear about an albino man (played by Michael Landon) living in the swamps nearby that can divine a gold-dig, he sets out to capture him. They are so close to finding that gold, a little divining never hurt, and it was scientific, nothing against God.
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MissysBookshelf | outras 12 resenhas | Aug 28, 2023 |



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