Mackinlay kantor and andersonville

It changed my life. He was known for a lack of quotation marks and was influential in this regard on Cormac McCarthywho said that Kantor was the first writer he encountered who left them out. This was before the Interstates were completed so we drove some stretches through the South on the blue highways.

Lee and Grant at Appomattox and Gettysburg Ransom Union prisonera printer from Jackson, Michiganwho kept a detailed diary of his capture, imprisonment, and escape. Ira is familiar with the land and with the flora in the fauna. It also features William Collins, a Union soldier and one of the leaders of the "Raiders".

This is an interesting addition to the Audible format. Kantor Mackinlay kantor and andersonville a writing contest with his first story, "Purple".

MacKinlay Kantor

Although Kantor did sell the motion picture rights of his novel to one of the major Hollywood studios in the s, it was never produced. They are searching out a site to be a prison for union soldiers.

People could not do the things that were described here to other people. Andersonville is clearly based on prisoner memoirs, most notably Andersonville: He changed its spelling, adding an "a", because he thought it sounded more Scottish, and chose to be called "Mack" Mackinlay kantor and andersonville MacKinlay.

He had a sister, Virginia. Coral is an year-old confederate who has lost a foot in the war. But Andersonville started to actually put some real tarnish on the shiny world that I thought I inhabited. MacKinlay Kantor Long Remembered We saw glimpses of poverty and segregation.

He thought he was a good and kind person who followed orders. As he struggled to understand, he developed ideas which he expressed in his novel, where he portrayed some civilian Southerners sympathetically, in contrast to officers at the camp.

After several reports about the extraordinarily poor conditions were ignored by Richmond, one neighbor set out on a perilous journey to Richmond as the war was drawing to a conclusion and the south was in some chaos. They brought food that was surplus from their farms.

He also wrote for Detective Fiction Weekly. This story might just make the whole book worthwhile. The film was a commercial and critical success, winning seven Academy Awards. It achieved a certain infamy has 14, soldiers died there. He is presented with a strange combination of characteristics: He wrote two works for young readers set in the Civil War years: The book begins and ends with the man who owned the land where the 27 acre stockade was constructed.

It sometimes takes a strong stomach to read the descriptions of the smells of Andersonville. Kantor passed his payment on to Trumbo to help him survive. The "Raiders" are a gang of thugs, mainly bounty jumpers who steal from their fellow prisoners and lead comfortable lives while other prisoners die of starvation and disease.

As a boy and teenager in Iowa, Kantor had spent hours listening to the stories of Civil War veterans, and he was an avid collector of first-hand narratives. Listening to him think about the plants and animals is quite enjoyable.

Robert Hall Chilton Confederate Inspector General in Richmond who received reports from Field Surgeons, and consequently wondered, in print, about the judgment of history if the abominations at Andersonville remained uncorrected.McKinley Kantor’s “Andersonville” was a hit in the wake of its publication in It won the Pulitzer Prize in ; was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, was well-reviewed and long remained on /5.

Andersonville is a novel by MacKinlay Kantor concerning the Confederate prisoner of war camp, Andersonville prison, during the American Civil War (–).

The novel was originally published inand won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction the following year. “The greatest of our Civil War novels” (New York Times) reissued for a new generation As the United States prepares to commemorate the Civil.

Oct 12,  · A version of this archives appears in print on October 12,on Page 93 of the New York edition with the headline: MacKinlay Kantor Is Dead at 73; Won Pulitzer for ‘Andersonville’.

Order. MacKinlay Kantor: MacKinlay Kantor, American author and newspaperman whose more than 30 novels and numerous popular short stories include the highly acclaimed Andersonville (; filmed for television ), a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the American Civil War.

After finishing high school, Kantor became a. MacKinlay Kantor’s Andersonville tells the story of the notorious Confederate Prisoner of War camp, where fifty thousand Union soldiers were held captive—and fourteen thousand died—under inhumane conditions.


This new edition will be widely read and talked about by Civil War buffs and readers of gripping historical fiction/5(8).

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