Two for the Road book. Two for the Road brings together a pair of thematically related novels, Man and Boy (1951) and In Orbit (1967), each of which concerns a rural American community's response to petty tyranny
Two for the Road book. Two for the Road brings together a pair of thematically related novels, Man and Boy (1951) and In Orbit (1967), each of which concerns a rural American community's response to petty tyranny. Man and Boy is the story of a woman, Mrs. Violet Ames Ormsby, whose overbearing personality permits only two responses from the men in her life acquiescence or rebellion.
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Wright Marion Morris (January 6, 1910 – April 25, 1998) was an American novelist, photographer, and essayist. He is known for his portrayals of the people and artifacts of the Great Plains in words and pictures, as well as for experimenting with narrative forms. Morris was born in Central City, Nebraska; his boyhood home is on the National Register of Historic Places. His mother, Grace Osborn Morris, died six days after he was born.
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The figure was clothed in a soiled uniform, too big for the boy inside it, and slung over the left arm, casually, was a gun. On the barrel of the gun Mr. Ormsby could read-he had read it a thousand times-the word DAISY, and beneath this the words 1000 Shot. The boy had two arms and two good legs-right up to the last he had them-but without the gun he gave you the feeling he was not all there. That some vital part, vital limb, that is, had been amputated.
Nowhere in fiction does emotion emerge from detail so beautifully as in this precise and vivid book.
The result is the picture of a generation. Nowhere in fiction does emotion emerge from detail so beautifully as in this precise and vivid book. The triumph of the book, in terms of craft, is that we experience the sense of the slow passage of time so necessary to such a story. The heart of the book is its tactful rendering of the emotional history of several women. Precise, satisfying, and complete.
Speaking of this 1957 novel, the author has said it ended his obsession with the reconstruction of the immediate past and moved him into the contemporary scene. The narrator, Earl Horter, is a lyric writer who is in Hollywood with Mac, his partner, to write a musical. With two girls they have picked up and gone to Acapulco.
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ISBN 9780876859452 (978-0-87685-945-2) Hardcover, Black Sparrow Press, 1995. Find signed collectible books: 'Two for the Road'. Will's Boy: A Memoir. ISBN 9780060148560 (978-0-06-014856-0) Hardcover, Harper & Row, 1981. Find signed collectible books: 'Will's Boy: A Memoir'. Wright Morris at LibraryThing.
He has translated several books, among them Silvio D'Arzo's A Winter's Journal.