Great Dream of Heaven
By (author) Sam Shepard
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Great Dream of Heaven by Sam Shepard
Book DescriptionIn eighteen stories unlike any in our contemporary literature, Sam Shepard explores the vast and rugged American West with the same parched intensity that has made him the great playwright of his generation ( The New York Times ). A boy watches a remedy man tame a wild stallion, a contest that mirrors his own struggle with his father. A woman driving her mother s ashes across the country has a strangely transcendent run-in with an injured hawk. Two aging widowers, in Stetsons and bolo ties, together make a daily pilgrimage to the local Denny s, only to be divided by the attentions of their favorite waitress. Peering unblinkingly into the chasms that separate fathers and sons, husbands and wives, friends and strangers, these powerful tales bear the unmistakable signature of an American master."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375704529
(204mm x 133mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sam Shepard
True West, Paperback (September 2014)
Austin, an earnest screenwriter on the verge of success, is working on a script he has sold to a Hollywood producer while house-sitting for his mother in LA. When his brother Lee a drifter and petty thief decides to stop by, he pitches his own idea for a movie and convinces the producer to ditch Austin's love story for his own trashy Western tale.
Two Prospectors, Hardback (October 2013)» View all books by Sam Shepard
Winner of a Pulitzer Prize, Sam Shepard has written more than forty-five plays, including True West, and Buried Child. He has written intensively about his inner life and creative work to his former father-in-law and housemate, Johnny Dark. This book gathers together the correspondence and transcribed conversations between Shepard and Dark.
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Author Biography - Sam Shepard
Sam Shepard is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of more than forty-five plays. He was a finalist for the W. H. Smith Literary Award for Great Dream of Heaven and has also written the story collection Cruising Paradise, two collections of prose pieces, Motel Chronicles and Hawk Moon, and Rolling Thunder Logbook, a diary of Bob Dylan s 1975 Rolling Thunder Review tour. As an actor he has appeared in more than thirty films, and he received an Oscar nomination in 1984 for his performance in The Right Stuff. His screenplay for Paris, Texas won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival, and he wrote and directed the film Far North in 1988. Shepard s plays, eleven of which have won Obie Awards, include Buried Child, The Late Henry Moss, Simpatico, Curse of the Starving Class, True West, Fool for Love, and A Lie of the Mind, which won a New York Drama Desk Award. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Shepard received the Gold Medal for Drama from the Academy in 1992, and in 1994 he was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame. He lives in Minnesota."
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