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Ron Hansen

Autor(a) de Mariette in Ecstasy

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About the Author

Ron Hansen was born in Omaha Nebraska in 1947.He received a BA degree in English from Creighton University in Nebraska in 1970. He is the author of more than 20 books, stories, and anthologies. He received the Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters for his mostrar mais book Nebraska, a collection of short fiction, in 1989. Some of his other works include Mariette in Ecstasy; the children's book, The Shadowmaker; Desperadoes; the Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, which won the John Edgar Wideman Award in 1984; and the novel Atticus, a suspenseful murder mystery detailing a father's fierce love for his son. Atticus was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1996. Among the anthologies written by Hansen are The Sun So Hot I Froze To Death, Can I Just Sit Here For A While?, and True Romance. His short stories, with titles ranging from "His Dog" to "Playland," have appeared in the Stanford Alumni Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, the Iowa Review, Esquire, and many others. Besides holding Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, Hansen has received a Lyndhurst Foundation Grant and is a fellow of the University of Michigan Society of Fellows. Hansen has also held the position of Gerald Manley Hopkins S.J. Professor of Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University. In May 2006 he was inducted into the College of Fellows at Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology. Also in that year The Assasination of Jesse James was adapted for the screen. In 2009 Mariette In Ecstasy was adapted for the stage at Lifetime Theater in Chicago. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Ron Hansen

Mariette in Ecstasy (1991) 854 exemplares
Atticus (1996) 514 exemplares
Hitler's Niece (1999) 417 exemplares
Exiles (2008) 228 exemplares
Desperadoes (1979) 174 exemplares
Nebraska: Stories (1989) 112 exemplares
The Shadowmaker (1987) 65 exemplares
The Kid (2016) 62 exemplares

Associated Works

The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 479 exemplares
The Edge of Sadness (1961) — Introdução, algumas edições421 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Tenth Annual Collection (1997) — Contribuidor — 285 exemplares
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford [2007 film] (2007) — Associate Producer — 223 exemplares
Still Wild: Short Fiction of the American West 1950 to the Present (2000) — Contribuidor — 136 exemplares
Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (1986) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
Tremor Of Bliss: Contemporary Writers on the Saints (1994) — Contribuidor — 93 exemplares
Signatures of Grace: Catholic Writers on the Sacraments (2000) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
The Things in Heaven and Earth: Exploring the Supernatural (1997) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
The Complete Roadside Guide to Nebraska (1989) — Preface, algumas edições19 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

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Hansen, Ronald Thomas
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Locais de residência
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Northern California, USA
The Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley (2000-03)
Santa Clara University (MA ∙ Spirituality ∙ 1995)
Iowa Writers' Workshop (MFA ∙ Creative Writing ∙ 1974)
Creighton University (BA ∙ English ∙ 1970)
short-story writer
film producer (mostrar todos 8)
Caldwell, Bo (wife)
Santa Clara University (professor)
University of California, Santa Cruz (professor)
Michigan Society of Fellows
Stanford University (professor)
The University of Nebraska Press (general series editor)
Catholic Relief Services (global fellow) (mostrar todos 11)
Alpha Sigma Nu
Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
Diocese of San Jose (permanent deacon)
Saint Joseph of Cupertino parish
United States Army
Prémios e menções honrosas
Permanent deacon of the Catholic Church
The Marianist Award (2010)
The Denise Levertov Award (2010)
Commencement address and Doctor of Humane Letters, Merrimack College (2010)
Doctor of Humane Letters, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (2009)
Commencement address and Doctor of Humane Letters, Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland (2009) (mostrar todos 23)
Commencement address and Doctor of Humane Letters, Thomas More College (2007)
Creighton Preparatory School Alumni Achievement Award (2005)
Commencement address and Doctor of Humane Letters, Saint Thomas Aquinas School of Theology, Saint Louis University (2004)
Commencement address and Doctor of Humane Letters, Le Moyne College (1998)
Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society (1998)
Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Foundation Fellow (1997-1999)
Doctor of Humane Letters, Spring Hill College (1996)
Lyndhurst Foundation Fellow (1993-95)
Creighton University Alumni Achievement Award (1991)
Guggenheim Fellowship (1990)
Award in Literature, American Academy and National Institute of Arts and Letters (1989)
National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship (1987)
The Bordeaux Prize (1983)
The Michigan Society of Fellows (1981-1984)
National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship (1979)
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Fellowship (1979)
Wallace Stegner Creative Writing Fellowship (1977)



This work of historical fiction reads like a history book but a very entertaining one. This is a fair study of the foundations of our western culture, focusing on hero worship, and our propensity for violence. Jesse James is such a fascinating American figure - because he represents the dichotomy of the American experiment. Ron Hansen's writing is often illuminating and wonderful but sometimes gets bogged down by focusing on the historical accounts...Bob did this...Bod went here...and when he does this his writing gets a bit dry. However, overall, this book is a wonderful black and white portrait of time and a group of famous persons.… (mais)
ryantlaferney87 | 12 outras críticas | Dec 8, 2023 |
I'm going through the painful, yet interesting process of downsizing my book shelves. I have hundreds to go, stacked all over the house, cluttering the place to the point that it's cluttering my mind. Now, that I've discovered this site, I thought it would be a good place to keep my discarded babies, so I could just visit with them from time to time without having them underfoot. Now I come to this one, and I can't decide if it stays on the shelf or not. I've read it twice, the 2nd time being 13 years ago. What bothers me is that I obviously I liked it, because of the re-read, but for the life of me, I don't remember anything about it. I just read a couple of pages, and the writing does have a style I found appealing. Perhaps I was just very interested in the subject matter at the time. I know our tastes often change as we grow older. I've re-read books that I loved when I was much younger, only to find that my older self thinks, "Why in the world did you like that"?! I generally read reviews to decide if I want to read a book. Sometimes it works out good, but most times, it doesn't. It all comes down to where we are in our lives and our own peculiar tastes. Of course there are books that transcend, like [b:To Kill A Mocking Bird|29008550|To Kill A Mocking Bird|Harper Lee|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1582303449l/29008550._SX50_.jpg|3275794]. If you recommend such as that, you can be fairly certain that most people will thank you for it. But, for most books, I believe you just have give it a try if the writer or subject matter appeals to you. This book is no where near the quality of Mockingbird, but you might like it, or maybe not.… (mais)
MickeyMole | 12 outras críticas | Oct 2, 2023 |
A longish fictional memoir of Emmett Dalton, the surviving member of the Dalton gang who worked in the film industry after he served 14 years of a life sentence. The story seems to follow other historical accounts that I have, except I am uncertain whether the details of Eugenia Moore's life and death required some extra fictionalization.
markm2315 | 5 outras críticas | Jul 1, 2023 |
Good story. It has some interesting twists. Well written too.
kslade | 14 outras críticas | Dec 8, 2022 |



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