A Cycle of the West

A Cycle of the West : The Song of Three Friends, The Song of Hugh Glass, The Song of Jed Smith, The Song of the Indian Wars, The Song of the Messiah

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A Cycle of the West rewards its readers with a sweeping saga of the American West and John G. Neihardt's exhilarating vision of frontier history. It is infused with wonder, nostalgia, and a keen appreciation of epic history. Unquestionably the masterpiece of the poet who has been called the "American Homer," A Cycle of the West celebrates the land and legends of the Old West in five narrative poems: The Song of Three Friends (1919), The Song of Hugh Glass (1915), The Song of Jed Smith (1941), The Song of the Indian Wars (1925), and The Song of the Messiah (1935). This unforgettable epic of discovery, conquest, courage, and tragedy speaks movingly and resoundingly of a unique American experience.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 524 pages
  • 161.5 x 272.3 x 29.7mm | 1,093.17g
  • University of Nebraska Press
  • BISON BOOKS
  • Nebraska, United States
  • English
  • Anniversary
  • Map
  • 0803283784
  • 9780803283787
  • 2,242,129

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"A powerful succession of songs celebrating the experience of the frontier." Los Angeles Times
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About John G. Neihardt

Internationally known for Black Elk Speaks, John G. Neihardt (1881-1973) was a noted author in several genres. His essays and literary criticism are collected in Knowledge and Opinion (Nebraska 2002).
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