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Bernard DeVoto (1897–1955)

Autor(a) de Letters from the Earth

29+ Works 4,655 Membros 68 Reviews 8 Favorited

About the Author

A Harvard University graduate and impassioned student and teacher of American history and literature, Utah-born Bernard de Voto held faculty positions at Northwestern University and Harvard University. He was also the second editor of the Saturday Review of Literature and for many years wrote "The mostrar mais Editor's Easy Chair" column in Harper's magazine. At Harvard, de Voto was the editor of the Mark Twain manuscripts and produced several works about Twain and his time. He is best known for his trilogy-The Year of Decision: 1846 (1943), Across the Wide Missouri (1947), and The Course of Empire (1952). For Across the Wide Missouri, he personally traced the western trails first blazed by Lewis and Clark. Although recent scholarship has changed many perceptions about the West, de Voto's splendid accounts continue to have wide appeal. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Bernard Augustine DeVoto (January 11, 1897 – November 13, 1955), American historian and author By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36707547

Obras de Bernard DeVoto

Letters from the Earth (1909) — Editor, algumas edições; Editor — 2,785 cópias
The Year of Decision: 1846 (1943) 582 cópias
Across the Wide Missouri (1947) 539 cópias
The Course of Empire (1952) 362 cópias
Mark Twain's America (1933) 63 cópias
Mountain Time (1946) 47 cópias
The easy chair (1955) 9 cópias
The World of Fiction (1950) 9 cópias
Mark Twain at Work (1983) 8 cópias

Associated Works

As Aventuras de Huckleberry Finn (1884) — Introdução, algumas edições43,188 cópias
As Aventuras de Tom Sawyer (1876) — Editor, algumas edições33,074 cópias
Ethan Frome (1911) — Introdução, algumas edições; Introdução, algumas edições9,533 cópias
The Journals of Lewis and Clark {abridged, 1953} (1953) — Editor — 1,202 cópias
The Portable Mark Twain by Bernard DeVoto~1962 (1946) — Editor — 533 cópias
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer [Norton Critical Edition] (2007) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
DeVoto, Bernard
Nome de batismo
DeVoto, Bernard Augustine
Outros nomes
August, John
Hewes, Cady
Data de nascimento
1897-01-11
Data de falecimento
1955-11-13
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Ogden, Utah, USA
Local de falecimento
New York, New York, USA
Causa da morte
heart attack
Locais de residência
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Educação
Harvard College (AB|1920)
Ocupação
historian
curator
editor
critic
novelist
essayist
Relacionamentos
Devoto, Avis (wife)
Devoto, Mark (son)
Organizações
Northwestern University
Harper's Magazine
The Saturday Review
Bread Loaf School of English
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
United States Army (WWI)
Premiações
American Academy of Arts and Letters (1948)
Pulitzer Prize for History (1948)
Bancroft Prize (1948)
National Book Award for Nonfiction (1953)
Phi Beta Kappa (1920)
American Antiquarian Society (1945)
Pequena biografia
Born in Ogden, Utah to a Catholic mother and a Mormon father, Bernard De Voto became a historian, critic, novelist, educator, conservationist, and an authority on the life and works of Mark Twain.

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Excellent and insightful. Could have used an editor
 
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Viking_Curmudgeon | outras 2 resenhas | Jan 26, 2024 |
I won this book from Goodreads so I'm sorry to say I didn't care for it. The original copyright is 1948. It seems like it would fit right in on Mad Men but it was hard to enjoy in 2010.
 
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ellink | outras 7 resenhas | Jan 22, 2024 |
Excellent but Devoto does like to ramble on
 
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Viking_Curmudgeon | outras 7 resenhas | Dec 9, 2023 |
America's greatest satirist takes on the not so Holy Bible and thumps it. Imagine the hymn to constipation sung on the Ark. Brilliant, laugh out loud sarcasm unleashed. Completely understandable that he left instructions for this not to be published until after his passing. The only ding is on this particular edition - no lettering on the spine and no page numbers But it was the only edition I could find readily available (I had lost a better edition years ago) and is still required reading. Highly recommended.… (mais)
½
 
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dhaxton | outras 36 resenhas | Nov 26, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
29
Also by
16
Membros
4,655
Popularidade
#5,419
Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
68
ISBNs
99
Idiomas
11
Favorito
8

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