The Max Brand Companion

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Jon Tuska, Vicki Piekarski, Darrell C. Richardson
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996 - 547

Frederick Schiller Faust is not a name many readers recognize, but who does not know the name Max Brand? How many avid readers of Max Brand's western classics are familiar with the 18 other pseudonyms used by Faust? Or that the author of Destry Rides Again penned the Doctor Kildare series? Or that Faust worked as a screenwriter, often without credit, on numerous Hollywood films? Or that Faust thought of himself as a poet, writing prose, as he put it, to pay the bills? Or that, to pay the bills, he constantly strove to surpass his record of some 20,000 publishable words a day--and that he sold 99 percent of the fiction he wrote? The Max Brand Companion serves to tell the reader about the man as well as the author, charts the history of Faust's work and its derivations, and presents works by Faust himself indicative of the scope and range of his imagination. It is the essential guide to a major American author as well as one of the most popular writers of the 20th century.

Frederick Schiller Faust was a physically large man with enormous appetites, yet he suffered most of his life from an enlarged heart. In World War I, he went to Canada to enlist, but, frustrated by the slow pace of getting overseas, he deserted twice. By the time the United States entered World War II, Faust was overage and the only way he could see combat was to go as a correspondent. On the night of May 11, 1944, Faust was killed by a mortar shell fragment while accompanying a nighttime attack on a German strongpoint in Italy. According to one report, his last words were Those other wounded boys need help more than I do. Take them! The Max Brand Companion is the essential guide to one of the most popular writers of the 20th century as well as a major American author. The Max Brand Companion serves to tell readers and researchers about the man as well as the author, charts the history of his work and its derivations, and presents works by Faust himself which are indicative of the scope and range of his imagination. Contributors include family members, associates, and some of the leading writers on western fiction.

 

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Destry and Dionysus
3
The Letters of Frederick Faust
9
A Sketch of My Life
44
The University Years
52
Fausts Military Interlude
56
Bohemian Days on Grub Street
58
More on Frederick Faust
63
Fictional Author Portraits of Frederick Fausts Personae from Street Smiths Western Story Magazine
66
Fiction and Poetry by Frederick Faust
285
Convalescence
292
The Second Chance
307
A Fragment
318
Eagles Over Crooked Creek
336
Poems
341
The Quotable Faust
350
Literary Criticism
356

Heinie
78
An Appreciation
81
A Farewell to Max Brand
91
My Father
95
Frederick Faust as I Knew Him
103
Frederick Faust Solider
124
New Facts on the Last Hours of Frederick Faust
129
Letters of Robert and Jane Easton from Love and War
131
Ritorno
137
Bibliographies
141
A Bibliography
143
A Faust Filmography
209
About Frederick Faust
215
Fan Publications
245
The Multiple Worlds of Frederick Faust
269
The Fun of Collection Faust
274
My Faust Collection
277
Belles Letters and Literary Criticism
283
Some Impressions of Max Brand
360
Your Forte is the West
364
An Overview
371
Some Thoughts on Realism in Fausts Westerns
411
One Mans Faust
424
The Life and Works of Max Brand
436
A Sexual Perspective in the Works of Max Brand
449
A Symposium
452
Shakespeares Presence in Fausts Westerns
457
Max Brands Young Dr Kildare
463
Thoughts on Max Brands The Garden of Eden
478
The Fantasy of Frederick Faust
483
Fausts Indian Fiction from Beyond the Outposts to the Red Hawk Trilogy
488
Max Brands Mexican Novels
507
Notes
527
Index
531
About the Editors and Contributors
545
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JON TUSKA and VICKI PIEKARSKI are co-founders of the Golden West Literary Agency as well as authors or editors of numerous works on the American West, including the Encyclopedia of Frontier and Western Fiction, Westward the Women (1988), and Billy the Kid (1994).

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