THE COLLECTED STORIES OF JACK SCHAEFER by Jack Schaefer
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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF JACK SCHAEFER

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In antiquity and among primitive peoples the storyteller enjoyed a unique role and had to live up to a heavy responsibility. He had to celebrate heroes (try Schaefer's story Jeremy Rodock), teach essential lessons (try Hugo Kertchak, Builder) provide emotional/sentimental release (try Stubby Pringle's Christmas), add to the historical record (try--all of them). Schaefer checks out on every angle. Nobody writes about the West like Schaefer who, almost singlehandedly, rescued the image of cowboys from the paper-thin paperbacks and the Hollywood hokum. The top brand on a prime herd.

Pub Date: Oct. 28th, 1966
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin