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James A. Michener (1907–1997)

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165+ Works 44,482 Membros 573 Críticas 113 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras por James A. Michener

The Source (1965) 3,980 exemplares
Hawaii (1959) 3,746 exemplares
Chesapeake (1978) 3,090 exemplares
Centennial (1974) 3,003 exemplares
Poland (1993) 2,368 exemplares
Texas (1985) 2,351 exemplares
Alaska (1988) 2,285 exemplares
Space (1982) 2,272 exemplares
The Covenant (1980) 2,030 exemplares
Tales of the South Pacific (1946) 1,848 exemplares
Caribbean (1989) 1,837 exemplares
Mexico (1992) 1,547 exemplares
Caravans (1963) 1,383 exemplares
The Drifters (1971) 1,205 exemplares
Iberia (1968) 1,106 exemplares
The Novel (1991) — Autor — 908 exemplares
Legacy (1987) 831 exemplares
Journey (1989) 807 exemplares
The Bridges at Toko-ri (1953) — Autor — 707 exemplares
Sayonara (1954) 596 exemplares
The Bridge at Andau (1957) 541 exemplares
Recessional (1994) 524 exemplares
The World Is My Home: A Memoir (1992) 506 exemplares
Return to Paradise (1951) 502 exemplares
Alaska [abridged] (1988) 392 exemplares
The Eagle and the Raven (1990) 360 exemplares
The Fires of Spring (1949) — Autor — 339 exemplares
Rascals in Paradise (1957) 257 exemplares
Kent State: What Happened and Why (1971) 240 exemplares
The Covenant, Volume 1 of 2 (1980) 169 exemplares
The Covenant, Volume 2 of 2 (1980) 167 exemplares
Miracle in Seville (1995) 155 exemplares
Sports in America (1976) 153 exemplares
Texas, Volume 1 of 2 (1985) 112 exemplares
My Lost Mexico (1992) 110 exemplares
The Voice of Asia (1951) 99 exemplares
The Quality of Life (1970) 96 exemplares
Texas, Volume 2 of 2 (1985) 77 exemplares
Literary Reflections (1993) 68 exemplares
Alaska / Hawaii (1988) 54 exemplares
A Michener Miscellany, 1950-1970 (1973) 53 exemplares
Report of the County Chairman (1961) 50 exemplares
Six Days in Havana (1989) 47 exemplares
Centennial, Volume 1 of 2 (1979) 45 exemplares
Firstfruits: A Harvest of 25 Years of Israeli Writing (1965) — Editor; Introdução — 44 exemplares
Selected Writings (1957) 33 exemplares
Matecumbe: The Lost Florida Novel (2007) 28 exemplares
Space, Volume 1 of 2 (1982) 26 exemplares
Space, Volume 2 of 2 (1982) 20 exemplares
A Century of Sonnets (1997) 17 exemplares
Hawaii, Volume 1 of 2 (1959) 9 exemplares
Alaska, Volume 1 of 2 (1988) 8 exemplares
Legacy / Recessional (1998) 8 exemplares
Alaska, Volume 2 of 2 (1988) 7 exemplares
Mexico, Volume 1 of 2 (1995) 7 exemplares
Mexico, Volume 2 of 2 (1995) 7 exemplares
Centennial, Volume 2 of 2 (1988) 7 exemplares
Caribbean, Volume 2 of 2 (1992) 7 exemplares
Poland, Volume 1 of 3 (1987) 6 exemplares
Caribbean, Volume 2 of 5 (1993) 6 exemplares
Hawaii, Volume 2 of 2 (1959) 6 exemplares
Caribbean, Volume 1 of 5 (1993) 6 exemplares
Poland, Volume 2 of 3 (1987) 5 exemplares
Poland, Volume 3 of 3 (1987) 5 exemplares
The Source, Volume 2 of 2 (1965) 5 exemplares
William Penn (1994) 5 exemplares
The Source, Volume 1 of 2 (1965) 4 exemplares
Poland, Volume 1 of 2 (1983) 3 exemplares
Facing East 3 exemplares
[no title] 3 exemplares
Polen 2 exemplares
The Source, Volume 3 of 3 (1965) 2 exemplares
Chesapeake, Volume 2 of 2 (1978) 2 exemplares
Poland, Volume 2 of 2 (1993) 2 exemplares
Hawaii, Volume 3 of 3 2 exemplares
The Novel / Texas 2 exemplares
Texas (1988) 2 exemplares
Frihetens Sjö II 2 exemplares
On Sport (1976) 2 exemplares
Caribbean, Volume 4 of 5 (1990) 2 exemplares
Frihetens Sjö I 2 exemplares
Mot Rymden II 2 exemplares
Mot Rymden I 2 exemplares
Legado de honra 1 exemplar
Colorado 1 exemplar
A Hawaiian Reader 1 exemplar
Alaska / Chesapeake / Texas (2001) 1 exemplar
Caribbean / Space 1 exemplar
Alaska, Volume 2 of 4 (1991) 1 exemplar
Alaska, Volume 4 of 4 (1991) 1 exemplar
Centennial [abridged] (1993) 1 exemplar
Alaska, Volume 3 of 4 (1991) 1 exemplar
Poland / Space / Recessional (1990) 1 exemplar
Chesapeake [abridged audio] (1986) 1 exemplar
Our Heroine — Autor; Narrador — 1 exemplar
The Source, Volume 3 of 4 (1989) 1 exemplar
America 1 exemplar
The Source, Volume 4 of 4 (1989) 1 exemplar
The Source, Volume 2 of 4 (1989) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Dangerous Summer (1960) — Introdução, algumas edições673 exemplares
With Fire and Sword (1884) — Prefácio, algumas edições475 exemplares
Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1969-1975, Volume 2 (1998) — Contribuidor — 268 exemplares
Conversations with Capote (1985) — Prefácio — 233 exemplares
South Pacific [1958 film] (1958) — Original book — 203 exemplares
Fodor's Hawaii (1986) — Introdução, algumas edições179 exemplares
Delilah (1941) — Introdução — 164 exemplares
On the Firing Line: The Public Life of Our Public Figures (1989) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
A Hawaiian Reader (1959) — Introdução — 106 exemplares
All We Did Was Fly to the Moon (History-alive series) (1985) — Prefácio — 103 exemplares
The Hokusai Sketchbooks: Selections from the Manga (1958) — Editor — 97 exemplares
Modern Japanese Prints: An Art Reborn (1956) — Introdução — 64 exemplares
Thunder Gods: The Kamikaze Pilots Tell Their Story (1989) — Introdução — 64 exemplares
James A. Michener's USA The People and the Land (1981) — Prefácio — 59 exemplares
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Centennial [1978-1979 TV miniseries] (1978) — Original book — 49 exemplares
South Pacific: Original 1949 Broadway Cast Recording (1949) — Original story — 46 exemplares
How to Use the Power of the Printed Word (1985) — Autor — 30 exemplares
Great World War II Stories: 50th Anniversary Collection (1989) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Best South Sea Stories (1964) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Young Frederick Douglass: The Maryland Years (1980) — Prefácio — 27 exemplares
Pulitzer Prize Reader (1961) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Hawaii [1966 film] (1966) — Original story — 25 exemplares
South Pacific [2001 TV movie] (2001) — Original story — 24 exemplares
Animal Stories: Tame and Wild (1979) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Sayonara [1957 film] (1957) — Original story — 21 exemplares
The Undiscovered Zane Grey Fishing Stories (1983) — Introdução — 20 exemplares
A Treasury of Sea Stories (1948) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Rogues of the South Seas (1700) — Prefácio — 17 exemplares
The Constitution of the United States of America (1902) — Prefácio — 16 exemplares
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1953 v04 (1953) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
James A. Michener's Texas [1994 film] (1994) — Original book — 15 exemplares
American in disguise (1971) — Prefácio — 13 exemplares
Platte River Road Narratives (1988) — Prefácio — 13 exemplares
Why Man Explores (1976) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Reader's Digest Today's Best Nonfiction 21 1992 (1992) — Autor — 10 exemplares
American Men at Arms (1964) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Dynasty [1976 film] (1976) — Original book — 8 exemplares
The Arts in Renewal (1951) 7 exemplares
Aggie Grey: A Samoan Saga (1988) — Prefácio — 6 exemplares
The Journey Prize Anthology 1 (1989) — Prefácio — 5 exemplares
The Graphic Work of Philip Evergood (1966) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Kishi and Japan: The Search for the Sun (1960) — Prefácio — 4 exemplares
The Hawaii Cookbook & Backyard Luau (1967) — Introdução — 4 exemplares
Gems from the Reader's Digest — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The Edwin Pope Collection (1988) — Introdução — 4 exemplares
Until They Sail [1957 film] (1957) — Original story — 3 exemplares
The New Roger Caras Treasury of Great Horse Stories (1999) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Something is missing (1955) — Posfácio — 2 exemplares
Passport to World Band Radio 1989 (1988) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Reader's Digest Auswahlbücher 1976-5 (1976) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Tropenmond und Wüstensonne (1986) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Reader's Digest Auswahlbücher 1957,4. Herbst 1957 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Karhu@77: A Personal Tribute (2004) — Prefácio — 1 exemplar
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Michener, James Albert
Localização do túmulo
Austin Memorial Park, Austin, Texas, USA
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA
Local de falecimento
Austin, Texas, USA
Causa da morte
kidney failure
Locais de residência
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA
Austin, Texas, USA
Educação
Swarthmore College
University of Northern Colorado
Ocupações
Schrijver
Relações
Uys, Errol Lincoln (assistent bij boek Het Verbond)
Organizações
United States Navy (WWII)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Presidential Medal of Freedom(1977)
Honorary portrait image on a United States postage stamp(2008)
Pulitizer Prize(Fiction ∙ 1948)

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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.

Membros

Discussions

Michener 'read alikes" em Book Recommendations Requests (Maio 2022)
What Are You Reading The Week of 31 January 2015? em What Are You Reading Now? (Julho 2015)

Críticas

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 outras críticas | Apr 14, 2024 |
 
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BooksInMirror | 42 outras críticas | 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 outras críticas | Jan 20, 2024 |
Too long. Too much detail.
 
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chancell | 56 outras críticas | Jan 15, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
165
Also by
99
Membros
44,482
Popularidade
#370
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
573
ISBN
1,001
Línguas
18
Marcado como favorito
113

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