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James A. Michener (1907–1997)

Autor(a) de The Source

171+ Works 44,716 Membros 574 Reviews 112 Favorited

About the Author

James A. Michener, 1907 - 1997 James Albert Michener was born on February 3, 1907 in Doylestown, Pa. He earned an A.B. from Swarthmore College, an A.M. from Colorado State College of Education, and an M.A. from Harvard University. He taught for many years and was an editor for Macmillan Publishing mostrar mais Company. His first book, "Tales of the South Pacific," derived from Michener's service in the Pacific in World War II, won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was the basis for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical South Pacific, which won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Michener completed close to 40 novels. Some other epic works include "Hawaii," "Centennial," "Space," and "Caribbean." He also wrote a significant amount of nonfiction including his autobiography "The World Is My Home." Among his many other honors, James Michener received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. He was married to Patti Koon in 1935; they divorced in 1948. He married Vange Nord in 1948 (divorced 1955) and Mari Yoriko Sabusawa in 1955 (deceased 1994). He died in 1997 in Austin, Texas. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de James A. Michener

The Source (1965) 4,001 cópias
Hawaii (1959) 3,765 cópias
Chesapeake (1978) 3,101 cópias
Centennial (1974) 3,013 cópias
Poland (1993) 2,386 cópias
Texas (1985) 2,361 cópias
Alaska (1988) 2,300 cópias
Space (1982) 2,283 cópias
The Covenant (1980) 2,039 cópias
Tales of the South Pacific (1946) 1,854 cópias
Caribbean (1989) 1,846 cópias
Mexico (1992) 1,558 cópias
Caravans (1963) 1,392 cópias
The Drifters (1971) 1,207 cópias
Iberia (1968) 1,111 cópias
The Novel (1991) — Autor — 908 cópias
Legacy (1987) 837 cópias
Journey (1989) 811 cópias
The Bridges at Toko-ri (1953) — Autor — 710 cópias
Sayonara (1954) 598 cópias
The Bridge at Andau (1957) 548 cópias
Recessional (1994) 525 cópias
The World Is My Home: A Memoir (1992) 508 cópias
Return to Paradise (1951) 506 cópias
Alaska [abridged] (1988) 392 cópias
The Eagle and the Raven (1990) 364 cópias
The Fires of Spring (1949) — Autor — 339 cópias
Rascals in Paradise (1957) 258 cópias
The Covenant, Volume 1 of 2 (1980) 169 cópias
The Covenant, Volume 2 of 2 (1980) 168 cópias
Sports in America (1976) 157 cópias
Miracle in Seville (1995) 155 cópias
Texas, Volume 1 of 2 (1985) 112 cópias
My Lost Mexico (1992) 111 cópias
The Voice of Asia (1951) 99 cópias
The Quality of Life (1970) 97 cópias
Texas, Volume 2 of 2 (1985) 77 cópias
Literary Reflections (1993) 70 cópias
Alaska / Hawaii (1988) 54 cópias
Six Days in Havana (1989) 47 cópias
Centennial, Volume 1 of 2 (1979) 45 cópias
Firstfruits: A Harvest of 25 Years of Israeli Writing (1965) — Editor; Introdução — 44 cópias
Selected Writings (1957) 34 cópias
Space, Volume 1 of 2 (1982) 26 cópias
Space, Volume 2 of 2 (1982) 20 cópias
A Century of Sonnets (1997) 17 cópias
Hawaii, Volume 1 of 2 (1959) 8 cópias
Alaska, Volume 1 of 2 (1988) 8 cópias
Legacy / Recessional (1998) 8 cópias
Caribbean, Volume 2 of 2 (1992) 7 cópias
Alaska, Volume 2 of 2 (1988) 7 cópias
Mexico, Volume 1 of 2 (1995) 7 cópias
Mexico, Volume 2 of 2 (1995) 7 cópias
Centennial, Volume 2 of 2 (1988) 7 cópias
Hawaii, Volume 2 of 2 (1959) 6 cópias
Poland, Volume 1 of 3 (1987) 6 cópias
Caribbean, Volume 2 of 5 (1993) 6 cópias
Caribbean, Volume 1 of 5 (1993) 6 cópias
Poland, Volume 3 of 3 (1987) 5 cópias
The Source, Volume 2 of 2 (1965) 5 cópias
Poland, Volume 2 of 3 (1987) 5 cópias
William Penn (1994) 5 cópias
The Source, Volume 1 of 2 (1965) 4 cópias
Facing East 3 cópias
[no title] 3 cópias
Poland, Volume 1 of 2 (1983) 3 cópias
Chesapeake, Volume 2 of 2 (1978) 2 cópias
Polen 2 cópias
Texas (1988) 2 cópias
The Source, Volume 3 of 3 (1965) 2 cópias
Mot Rymden I 2 cópias
Mot Rymden II 2 cópias
Frihetens Sjö I 2 cópias
Poland, Volume 2 of 2 (1993) 2 cópias
Caribbean, Volume 4 of 5 (1990) 2 cópias
On Sport (1976) 2 cópias
A Hawaiian Reader 1 exemplar(es)
Caravans 1973 1 exemplar(es)
Our Heroine — Autor; Narrador — 1 exemplar(es)
The Source, Volume 3 of 4 (1989) 1 exemplar(es)
Caribbean / Space 1 exemplar(es)
Legado de honra 1 exemplar(es)
Alaska / Chesapeake / Texas (2001) 1 exemplar(es)
El manantial de Israel 1 exemplar(es)
WHY MAN EXPLORES : NASA 1 exemplar(es)
The Greatest Adventure 1 exemplar(es)
Centennial [abridged] (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
Hawaii, Volume 2 of 3 1 exemplar(es)
America 1 exemplar(es)
The Source, Volume 4 of 4 (1989) 1 exemplar(es)
The Source, Volume 2 of 4 (1989) 1 exemplar(es)
Hawaii, Volume 1 of 3 1 exemplar(es)
William A. Smith: A Retrospective (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Poland, Volume 2 of 2 1 exemplar(es)
Chesapeake [abridged audio] (1986) 1 exemplar(es)
Alaska, Volume 2 of 4 (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Alaska, Volume 1 of 4 1 exemplar(es)
Poland / Space / Recessional (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
Alaska, Volume 4 of 4 (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Alaska, Volume 3 of 4 (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Colorado 1 exemplar(es)
Carovane 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Dangerous Summer (1960) — Introdução, algumas edições679 cópias
With Fire and Sword (1884) — Prefácio, algumas edições478 cópias
Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1969-1975, Volume 2 (1998) — Contribuinte — 271 cópias
Conversations with Capote (1985) — Prefácio — 234 cópias
South Pacific [1958 film] (1958) — Original book — 205 cópias
Fodor's Hawaii (1986) — Introdução, algumas edições180 cópias
Delilah (1941) — Introdução — 166 cópias
On the Firing Line: The Public Life of Our Public Figures (1989) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
A Hawaiian Reader (1959) — Introdução — 106 cópias
All We Did Was Fly to the Moon (History-alive series) (1985) — Prefácio — 105 cópias
The Hokusai Sketchbooks: Selections from the Manga (1958) — Editor — 98 cópias
Thunder Gods: The Kamikaze Pilots Tell Their Story (1989) — Introdução — 66 cópias
Modern Japanese Prints: An Art Reborn (1956) — Introdução — 64 cópias
James A. Michener's USA The People and the Land (1981) — Prefácio — 59 cópias
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
Centennial [1978-1979 TV miniseries] (1978) — Original book — 48 cópias
South Pacific: Original 1949 Broadway Cast Recording (1949) — Original story — 46 cópias
How to Use the Power of the Printed Word (1985) — Autor — 30 cópias
Great World War II Stories: 50th Anniversary Collection (1989) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Best South Sea Stories (1964) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
Pulitzer Prize Reader (1961) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Young Frederick Douglass: The Maryland Years (1980) — Prefácio — 27 cópias
Hawaii [1966 film] (1966) — Original story — 25 cópias
South Pacific [2001 TV movie] (2001) — Original story — 25 cópias
Animal Stories: Tame and Wild (1979) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Sayonara [1957 film] (1957) — Original story — 21 cópias
A Treasury of Sea Stories (1948) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
The Undiscovered Zane Grey Fishing Stories (1983) — Introdução — 20 cópias
Rogues of the South Seas (1700) — Prefácio — 17 cópias
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1953 v04 (1953) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
The Constitution of the United States of America (1902) — Prefácio — 16 cópias
James A. Michener's Texas [1994 film] (1994) — Original book — 15 cópias
Platte River Road Narratives (1988) — Prefácio — 14 cópias
American in disguise (1971) — Prefácio — 13 cópias
Why Man Explores (1976) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
American Men at Arms (1964) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Reader's Digest Today's Best Nonfiction 21 1992 (1992) — Autor — 10 cópias
Dynasty [1976 film] (1976) — Original book — 8 cópias
The Arts in Renewal (1951) 7 cópias
Aggie Grey: A Samoan Saga (1988) — Prefácio — 6 cópias
The Journey Prize Anthology 1 (1989) — Prefácio — 5 cópias
The Graphic Work of Philip Evergood (1966) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Kishi and Japan: The Search for the Sun (1960) — Prefácio — 4 cópias
The Hawaii Cookbook & Backyard Luau (1967) — Introdução — 4 cópias
Gems from the Reader's Digest — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
The Edwin Pope Collection (1988) — Introdução — 4 cópias
The New Roger Caras Treasury of Great Horse Stories (1999) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Until They Sail [1957 film] (1957) — Original story — 3 cópias
Something is missing (1955) — Posfácio — 2 cópias
Reader's Digest Auswahlbücher 1976-5 (1976) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Passport to World Band Radio 1989 (1988) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Tropenmond und Wüstensonne (1986) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Karhu@77: A Personal Tribute (2004) — Prefácio — 1 exemplar(es)
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Michener, James Albert
Local de enterro
Austin Memorial Park, Austin, Texas, USA
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA
Local de falecimento
Austin, Texas, USA
Causa da morte
kidney failure
Locais de residência
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA
Austin, Texas, USA
Educação
Swarthmore College
University of Northern Colorado
Ocupação
Schrijver
Relacionamentos
Uys, Errol Lincoln (assistent bij boek Het Verbond)
Organizações
United States Navy (WWII)
Premiações
Presidential Medal of Freedom(1977)
Honorary portrait image on a United States postage stamp(2008)
Pulitizer Prize(Fiction ∙ 1948)
Pequena biografia
James A. Michener
- De wereld is mijn thuis
- Historische romans op basis van gedegen onderzoek
- Bewogen leven

James A. Michener (1907-1997) had geen makkelijke jeugd: hij verloor al zeer jong zijn ouders en kende als kind veel armoede. In de Tweede Wereldoorlog was hij onder meer piloot en beleefde enkele crashes. Over deze tijd schreef hij onder meer in Tales of the South Pacific (1947), zijn debuutroman die meteen bekroond werd met de Pulitzer Prize.

Het zijn meestal lijvige werken, maar de romans van Michener zijn nog altijd zeer de moeite waard. Hij schreef tientallen (overwegend) historische romans. Zijn verhalen gaan letterlijk de hele wereld over: de onderwerpen die hij behandelt betreffen vaak de geschiedenis van een bepaald land. Michener was zelf ook een fervent reiziger: zo heeft hij de meeste landen ter wereld wel bezocht.

Research
Het werk van Michener wordt gekenmerkt door grondige research en gedegen kennis van het onderwerp waarover hij schrijft. Meestal werkte hij jarenlang aan een boek.

Membros

Discussions

Michener 'read alikes" em Book Recommendations Requests (Maio 2022)
What Are You Reading The Week of 31 January 2015? em What Are You Reading Now? (Julho 2015)

Resenhas

Japanese prints, landscapes, figures, early to modern
 
Marcado
Docent-MFAStPete | 1 outra resenha | May 27, 2024 |
A series of short stories set in the South Pacific during World War II. James A Michener lays it all bare, like a bleached-out beach, baking in the island sun. The stories tell of unbearably hot days and frigid nights, of relentless mosquitoes and horrible diseases. And not just physical disease, but the mental illnesses that accompanies war. Not surprisingly for the 1940’s, the book is full of solders displaying racism and misogyny. Female native women of child-bearing ages had to evacuated from islands to prevent rape by American military men. Nurses had to be constantly chaperoned to avoid the same. Yes, it’s set during war, and while you’ll get a glimpse of the horrors of battle, you’ll spend more time, like many of the military did, waiting and preparing for battle. Mitchener is at his best describing the unique characters and events in between the military action. When days turn into months, and months into years, soldiers eventually realize they are not just fighting a war, they are living their lives.

“I wish I could tell you about the sweating jungle, the full moon rising behind the volcanoes, and the waiting. The waiting. The timeless repetitive waiting.”

There is such a juxtaposition between the tranquil beauty of the South Pacific and the ugliness in wartime and in men’s hearts. Michener describes moment of bravery, empathy, and even love and then alternates to moments of bigotry, violence, and death. He lovingly describes the beauty of natives and scenes of tropical paradise, then a few pages later he reveals the confusion and insanity of combat.

Five stars for compelling storytelling that brings to life the locations, characters, and events of World War II in the South Pacific. Deserving of its Pulitzer Prize for the honest writing of the weakness and strengths in humanity that war exposes.
… (mais)
 
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Kevin_A_Kuhn | outras 32 resenhas | Apr 14, 2024 |
 
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BooksInMirror | outras 42 resenhas | Feb 19, 2024 |
Excellent book. The author's classic style, James Michener, begins the novel with a highly detailed formation of the Hawaiian Islands with lava flows millions of years ago and ends with statehood in 1959. Where possible, the key characters are based on historical individuals who settled and transformed the once-free islands into an American state.
 
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Huba.Library | outras 56 resenhas | Jan 20, 2024 |

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Obras
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Membros
44,716
Popularidade
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Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
574
ISBNs
1,001
Idiomas
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Favorito
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