The Big Sky Summary

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  • 8 Literature Criticisms
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Essays & Analysis (8)

464 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by J. M. Lalley If it were possible to have a novel that was the result of a collaboration by Ned Buntline, James T. Farrell, and Donn Byrne, it would, I suspect, be rather like "... Read more
496 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Richard H. Cracroft [The Big Sky] owes much of its convincing authenticity not only to Guthrie's use of historical sources, but to the imaginative manner in which he wove the ... Read more
627 words, approx. 3 pages
Critical Essay by Levi S. Peterson The Big Sky strikes me as a more successful tragedy and one more central to the Western mind [than Walter Van Tilburg Clark's The Ox-Bow Incident]. It possess... Read more
1,480 words, approx. 5 pages
Critical Essay by John R. Milton [In The Big Sky] Guthrie's mountain men are entirely fictional, and because there are three of them interacting with each other as well as with the wilderness i... Read more
421 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Dorothy Canfield Fisher ["The Big Sky" is a] monument of a book! One of those monuments made out of rough boulders, native to the spot, rolled together to serve as a pe... Read more
285 words, approx. 1 pages
Critical Essay by Joseph Kinsey Howard "The Big Sky" is an authentic and exciting novel about the mountain men and their lonely country. Mr. Guthrie … has poured into his book all... Read more
454 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Margaret Marshall [However well Mr. Guthrie understands the three mountain men who are the principle characters of "The Big Sky"], his rendering of their thoughts and f... Read more
394 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Elrick B. Davis ["The Way West"] is the story of the early emigrant trek to Oregon, told nobly and without melodrama. In a way it is a sequel to Mr. Guthrie's re... Read more