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תּ  ᅦ Crazy Horse: A Life to read ᑀ Book By Larry McMurtry ᖊ תּ ᅦ Crazy Horse: A Life to read ᑀ Book By Larry McMurtry ᖊ In writing his superb life of Crazy Horse, Larry McMurtry faced the same obstacle as every previous biographer of the Oglala Sioux icon a notable paucity of facts This didn t inhibit such chroniclers as Mari Sandoz or Stephen Ambrose whose dual portrait of Crazy Horse and George Custer featured a certain amount of authorial ventriloquism In this case, however, the shortage of documentation actually works to the reader s advantage Unencumbered by reams of scholarly detail, McMurtry s book has the shapeliness and inevitability of a fine novella The author may describe it as an exercise in assumption, conjecture, and surmise but his phrase does scant justice to this elegant, admirably scrupulous portrait. As McMurtry recounts, Crazy Horse was born around 1840 in what is now South Dakota Already the arrival of white settlers who brought with them such mixed blessings as metal tools, firearms, and smallpox had begun to transform the culture of the Plains Indians But soon a ominous note crept into the relationship The Plains Indians were beginning to be seen as mobile impediments what they stood in the way of was progress, a concept dear to the American politician As whites sought to remove these impediments with increasing brutality, Crazy Horse led his people in a sporadic and ultimately doomed resistance, which peaked at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876 Within a year the young warrior and occasional visionary had surrendered to the United States Army Four months later he was dead, stabbed in a highly suspicious scuffle with white and Indian policemen, and the Sioux resistance died with its legendary leader. McMurtry s powers of compression are formidable In no than a few rapid paragraphs, he gives a sense of how this prairie Platonist divided the world into transient things and eternal, invisible spirits He also conveys his opinion of Caucasian double dealing with fine, acerbic efficiency In August, Custer emerged and described the beauties of the Black Hills in mouthwatering terms In another life he would have made a wonderful real estate developer In this case he sold one of the most beautiful pieces of real estate in the West to a broke, depressed public who couldn t wait to get into those hills and start scratching up gold McMurtry s Crazy Horse is the leanest and least rhetorical version yet of this American tragedy which makes it, oddly enough, among the most moving James MarcusMcMurtry s historical biography of Crazy Horse, the Sioux warrior who was a leader at the Battle of Little Big Horn, is one of two initial audio releases in the new Penguin Lives series The other is Marcel Proust by Edmund White, read by Barbara Rosenblatt In each, an accomplished novelist tackles the short form biography as a literary challenge note as audio programs, these are only slightly abridged For McMurtry, this means reexamining the American Old West, the territory of his epic, multivolume fiction adventures Lonesome Dove, etc Noting that almost nothing that Crazy Horse said was ever recorded, McMurtry relies on the historical record, interviews with elderly Sioux conducted early in this century and on his own thoughtful analysis of the general mood of the times As audio, it s this sense of the author s fresh curiosity that keeps the program interesting Actor Conger performs his narration in subdued tones, which respectfully reflect the academic spirit of McMurtry s project Simultaneous release with the Viking hardcover Feb Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. 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    • Crazy Horse: A Life
    • 4.1
    • 319
    • Format Kindle
    • 172 pages
    • Larry McMurtry
    • Anglais
    • 12 July 2018

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