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James A. Michener (1907–1997)

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James A. Michener, 1907 - 1997 James Albert Michener was born on February 3, 1907 in Doylestown, Pa. He earned an A.B. from Swarthmore College, an A.M. from Colorado State College of Education, and an M.A. from Harvard University. He taught for many years and was an editor for Macmillan Publishing visa mer Company. His first book, "Tales of the South Pacific," derived from Michener's service in the Pacific in World War II, won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was the basis for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical South Pacific, which won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Michener completed close to 40 novels. Some other epic works include "Hawaii," "Centennial," "Space," and "Caribbean." He also wrote a significant amount of nonfiction including his autobiography "The World Is My Home." Among his many other honors, James Michener received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. He was married to Patti Koon in 1935; they divorced in 1948. He married Vange Nord in 1948 (divorced 1955) and Mari Yoriko Sabusawa in 1955 (deceased 1994). He died in 1997 in Austin, Texas. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Serier

Verk av James A. Michener

Källan (1965) 4,001 exemplar
Hawaii : roman (1959) 3,766 exemplar
Chesapeake (1978) 3,101 exemplar
Centennial (1974) 3,015 exemplar
Poland (1993) 2,386 exemplar
Miljardärerna (1985) 2,362 exemplar
Eldkransen (1988) 2,300 exemplar
Mot rymden I + II (1982) 2,284 exemplar
Frihetens sjö (1980) 2,038 exemplar
Krig i paradiset (1946) 1,854 exemplar
Karibien (1989) 1,846 exemplar
Mexico (1992) 1,558 exemplar
Karavan (1963) 1,392 exemplar
The Drifters (1971) 1,207 exemplar
Iberia (1968) 1,111 exemplar
The Novel (1991) — Författare — 908 exemplar
Legacy (1987) 837 exemplar
Resan till Klondyke (1989) 811 exemplar
Broarna vid Toko-ri (1953) — Författare — 711 exemplar
Sayonara (1954) 598 exemplar
The Bridge at Andau (1957) 549 exemplar
Recessional (1994) 526 exemplar
The World Is My Home: A Memoir (1992) 508 exemplar
Åter till paradiset (1951) 506 exemplar
Alaska [abridged] (1988) 392 exemplar
The Eagle and the Raven (1990) 364 exemplar
The Fires of Spring (1949) — Författare — 339 exemplar
Rascals in Paradise (1957) 258 exemplar
Frihetens sjö, del 1 (1980) 170 exemplar
Frihetens sjö, del 2 (1980) 169 exemplar
Sports in America (1976) 157 exemplar
Miracle in Seville (1995) 155 exemplar
Texas, Volume 1 of 2 (1985) 112 exemplar
My Lost Mexico (1992) 111 exemplar
The Voice of Asia (1951) 99 exemplar
The Quality of Life (1970) 98 exemplar
Texas, Volume 2 of 2 (1985) 77 exemplar
Literary Reflections (1993) 70 exemplar
Alaska / Hawaii (1988) 54 exemplar
Report of the County Chairman (1961) 50 exemplar
Six Days in Havana (1989) 47 exemplar
Centennial, Volume 1 of 2 (1979) 45 exemplar
Firstfruits: A Harvest of 25 Years of Israeli Writing (1965) — Redaktör; Inledning — 44 exemplar
Selected Writings (1957) 34 exemplar
Space, Volume 1 of 2 (1982) 26 exemplar
The Bridges at Toko-Ri / Caravans / Sayonara / The Source (1976) — Författare — 21 exemplar
Space, Volume 2 of 2 (1982) 20 exemplar
A Century of Sonnets (1997) 17 exemplar
Hawaii, Volume 1 of 2 (1959) 8 exemplar
Alaska, Volume 1 of 2 (1988) 8 exemplar
Legacy / Recessional (1998) 8 exemplar
Caribbean, Volume 2 of 2 (1992) 7 exemplar
Alaska, Volume 2 of 2 (1988) 7 exemplar
Mexico, Volume 1 of 2 (1995) 7 exemplar
Mexico, Volume 2 of 2 (1995) 7 exemplar
Centennial, Volume 2 of 2 (1988) 7 exemplar
Hawaii, Volume 2 of 2 (1959) 6 exemplar
Poland, Volume 1 of 3 (1987) 6 exemplar
Caribbean, Volume 2 of 5 (1993) 6 exemplar
Caribbean, Volume 1 of 5 (1993) 6 exemplar
Poland, Volume 3 of 3 (1987) 5 exemplar
The Source, Volume 2 of 2 (1965) 5 exemplar
Poland, Volume 2 of 3 (1987) 5 exemplar
William Penn (1994) 5 exemplar
The Source, Volume 1 of 2 (1965) 4 exemplar
Facing East 3 exemplar
[no title] 3 exemplar
Poland, Volume 1 of 2 (1983) 3 exemplar
Chesapeake, Volume 2 of 2 (1978) 2 exemplar
Polen 2 exemplar
Frihetens Sjö II 2 exemplar
Texas (1988) 2 exemplar
The Source, Volume 3 of 3 (1965) 2 exemplar
Mot Rymden I 2 exemplar
Mot Rymden II 2 exemplar
Frihetens Sjö I 2 exemplar
The Novel / Texas 2 exemplar
Poland, Volume 2 of 2 (1993) 2 exemplar
Caribbean, Volume 4 of 5 (1990) 2 exemplar
On Sport (1976) 2 exemplar
A Hawaiian Reader 1 exemplar
Caravans 1973 1 exemplar
Our Heroine — Författare; Berättare — 1 exemplar
The Source, Volume 3 of 4 (1989) 1 exemplar
Caribbean / Space 1 exemplar
Legado de honra 1 exemplar
Alaska / Chesapeake / Texas (2001) 1 exemplar
Centennial [abridged] (1993) 1 exemplar
America 1 exemplar
The Source, Volume 4 of 4 (1989) 1 exemplar
The Source, Volume 2 of 4 (1989) 1 exemplar
Chesapeake [abridged audio] (1986) 1 exemplar
Alaska, Volume 2 of 4 (1991) 1 exemplar
Poland / Space / Recessional (1990) 1 exemplar
Alaska, Volume 4 of 4 (1991) 1 exemplar
Alaska, Volume 3 of 4 (1991) 1 exemplar
Colorado 1 exemplar
Carovane 1 exemplar

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Centennial [1978-1979 TV miniseries] (1978) — Original book — 48 exemplar
South Pacific: Original 1949 Broadway Cast Recording (1949) — Original story — 46 exemplar
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Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1953 v04 (1953) — Bidragsgivare — 16 exemplar
James A. Michener's Texas [1994 film] (1994) — Original book — 15 exemplar
Platte River Road Narratives (1988) — Förord — 14 exemplar
American in disguise (1971) — Förord — 13 exemplar
Why Man Explores (1976) — Bidragsgivare — 12 exemplar
American Men at Arms (1964) — Bidragsgivare — 11 exemplar
Reader's Digest Today's Best Nonfiction 21 1992 (1992) — Författare — 10 exemplar
Dynasty [1976 film] (1976) — Original book — 8 exemplar
The Arts in Renewal (1951) 7 exemplar
Aggie Grey: A Samoan Saga (1988) — Förord — 6 exemplar
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Kishi and Japan: The Search for the Sun (1960) — Förord — 4 exemplar
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The Edwin Pope Collection (1988) — Inledning — 4 exemplar
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Until They Sail [1957 film] (1957) — Original story — 3 exemplar
Something is missing (1955) — Efterord — 2 exemplar
Reader's Digest Auswahlbücher 1976-5 (1976) — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
Passport to World Band Radio 1989 (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Michener, James Albert
Begravningsplats
Austin Memorial Park, Austin, Texas, USA
Kön
male
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA
Dödsort
Austin, Texas, USA
Dödsorsak
kidney failure
Bostadsorter
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA
Austin, Texas, USA
Utbildning
Swarthmore College
University of Northern Colorado
Yrken
Schrijver
Relationer
Uys, Errol Lincoln (assistent bij boek Het Verbond)
Organisationer
United States Navy (WWII)
Priser och utmärkelser
Presidential Medal of Freedom(1977)
Honorary portrait image on a United States postage stamp(2008)
Pulitizer Prize(Fiction ∙ 1948)
Kort biografi
James A. Michener
- De wereld is mijn thuis
- Historische romans op basis van gedegen onderzoek
- Bewogen leven

James A. Michener (1907-1997) had geen makkelijke jeugd: hij verloor al zeer jong zijn ouders en kende als kind veel armoede. In de Tweede Wereldoorlog was hij onder meer piloot en beleefde enkele crashes. Over deze tijd schreef hij onder meer in Tales of the South Pacific (1947), zijn debuutroman die meteen bekroond werd met de Pulitzer Prize.

Het zijn meestal lijvige werken, maar de romans van Michener zijn nog altijd zeer de moeite waard. Hij schreef tientallen (overwegend) historische romans. Zijn verhalen gaan letterlijk de hele wereld over: de onderwerpen die hij behandelt betreffen vaak de geschiedenis van een bepaald land. Michener was zelf ook een fervent reiziger: zo heeft hij de meeste landen ter wereld wel bezocht.

Research
Het werk van Michener wordt gekenmerkt door grondige research en gedegen kennis van het onderwerp waarover hij schrijft. Meestal werkte hij jarenlang aan een boek.

Medlemmar

Diskussioner

Michener 'read alikes" i Book Recommendations Requests (maj 2022)
What Are You Reading The Week of 31 January 2015? i What Are You Reading Now? (juli 2015)

Recensioner

Japanese prints, landscapes, figures, early to modern
 
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Docent-MFAStPete | 1 annan recension | May 27, 2024 |
A series of short stories set in the South Pacific during World War II. James A Michener lays it all bare, like a bleached-out beach, baking in the island sun. The stories tell of unbearably hot days and frigid nights, of relentless mosquitoes and horrible diseases. And not just physical disease, but the mental illnesses that accompanies war. Not surprisingly for the 1940’s, the book is full of solders displaying racism and misogyny. Female native women of child-bearing ages had to evacuated from islands to prevent rape by American military men. Nurses had to be constantly chaperoned to avoid the same. Yes, it’s set during war, and while you’ll get a glimpse of the horrors of battle, you’ll spend more time, like many of the military did, waiting and preparing for battle. Mitchener is at his best describing the unique characters and events in between the military action. When days turn into months, and months into years, soldiers eventually realize they are not just fighting a war, they are living their lives.

“I wish I could tell you about the sweating jungle, the full moon rising behind the volcanoes, and the waiting. The waiting. The timeless repetitive waiting.”

There is such a juxtaposition between the tranquil beauty of the South Pacific and the ugliness in wartime and in men’s hearts. Michener describes moment of bravery, empathy, and even love and then alternates to moments of bigotry, violence, and death. He lovingly describes the beauty of natives and scenes of tropical paradise, then a few pages later he reveals the confusion and insanity of combat.

Five stars for compelling storytelling that brings to life the locations, characters, and events of World War II in the South Pacific. Deserving of its Pulitzer Prize for the honest writing of the weakness and strengths in humanity that war exposes.
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Kevin_A_Kuhn | 32 andra recensioner | Apr 14, 2024 |
 
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BooksInMirror | 42 andra recensioner | Feb 19, 2024 |
Excellent book. The author's classic style, James Michener, begins the novel with a highly detailed formation of the Hawaiian Islands with lava flows millions of years ago and ends with statehood in 1959. Where possible, the key characters are based on historical individuals who settled and transformed the once-free islands into an American state.
 
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Huba.Library | 56 andra recensioner | Jan 20, 2024 |

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