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165. James Stevens

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Author: James H. Maguire
Year Published: 2005
Publication Number: 165
ISBN: 0884301656
ISBN-13: 9780884301653
Pages: 59
Binding: Paperback
Price: $8.50

Description: Biography and criticism of Iowa-born fiction-writer James Stevens (1892-1971), who wrote short stories based on the Paul Bunyan legend and novels based on his experience as a laborer in the northwest before World War I. With Oregon author H.L. Davis, Stevens published an invective against “genteel” writing in the northwest in 1927. This booklet includes detailed summaries of Stevens’s fictional works, Paul Bunyan (1925), Brawnyman(1926), Mattock (1927), Homer in the Sagebrush (1928), The Saginaw Paul Bunyan (1932), and Big Jim Turner (1948).