Louis LAmour (Free Read) Yondering


  • Paperback
  • 240
  • Yondering
  • Louis LAmour
  • English
  • 18 January 2017
  • 9780553282030

10 thoughts on “Yondering

  1. says:

    Jan 26 2012Best known for his Westerns Louis L'Amour actually wrote stories and novels set in a variety of times and places Like his Westerns though all of these tend to feature strong heroes who are macho but moral and he well und

  2. says:

    After just finishing the first time release of No Traveller Returns I was hungry for of the author's early style of writing that was somewhat raw often full of action Most of all I wanted of that fascinating character driven narration In Yonde

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    In this 1989 revised edition L'Amour tells tales of his early seafaring days How do you survive in a port between ships when money is short? What kind of uniue characters existed out there? They may not have been cowboys but they had the frontier spirit As usual L'Amour's recollections and embellishments are we

  4. says:

    A collection of short stories from the life of Louis L'Amour the preeminent author of western fiction in America These are word snapshots of different experiences in his life that give the reader a better unders

  5. says:

    I put this in westerns to go along with my other L'Amour stuff but it's really a collection of short memoir material from L'Amour a

  6. says:

    Any writer who wants to see how a master constructs tight well structured short stories should read this book L'Amour was best known for his westerns but these tales were influenced by his years as a merchant sailo

  7. says:

    Louis was interesting as a person than his fiction and these stories from the pulp days are based on his global journeyman blue collar work experience Decent stuff nothing exceptional but perfect for a airplane read

  8. says:

    Yondering was a fascinating book filled with nostalgia and really intense writing It's definitely worth reading and easily gets inte

  9. says:

    Yondering is a collection of short stories by Louis L'Amour published in 1980 Unlike his traditional Old West subject matter Yonderi

  10. says:

    Filled with anecdotes from across the world Youndering follows not one character but one sense hunting for something exact a

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AboutAlthough these stories take place in a variety of locales they are stories of people living under conditions similar to the way they might have lived on the frontier I hope you'll enjoy Yondering Louis L'Amou. Louis was interesting as a person than his fiction and these stories from the pulp days are based on his global journeyman blue collar work experience Decent stuff nothing exceptional but perfect for a airplane read

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Over the years I have been proud to write about the men and women of the American frontier But I have written many stories with entirely different settings which I have long wanted to share with my readersI have co. Jan 26 2012Best known for his Westerns Louis L Amour actually wrote stories and novels set in a variety of times and places Like his Westerns though all of these tend to feature strong heroes who are macho but moral and he well understood that these aren t contradictory ualities and who face physical and other challenges not unlike those that might have arisen on the Western frontier The grist for these yarns came mainly from personal experience though he also read voraciously after leaving home at the age of 15 driven by a desire to travel and broaden his experience L Amour led a strenuous highly masculine life as a young man which included seafaring around the world a successful boxing career and service as a naval officer in World War IIIn Yondering the author collects 13 of his non Western short stories plus one short poem and provides each one with a brief introduction Although one introduction serves for three stories which share a setting in pre WWII Shanghai So far I ve only read the first one Where There s Fighting a stark compactly written gripping tale of a few British soldiers and one Yank with a colorful backstory stuck in the mountains behind enemy lines during the German invasion of Greece and facing a vast column of oncoming troops But I expect to be revisiting this book at various times in the coming year So laterApril 24 2012Over the weekend I read the poem and six stories and my appreciation for the book and for LAmour as a writer is definitely growing Let Me Forget is an excellent example of successful formal it s not rhymed but is metered poetry using a linkage of beautiful images to suggest a serious idea without explicitly stating it In this case the idea is the tension or conflict between his wanderlust and the need for a sedentary time to practice his craft as a writer It s short 13 lines in two stanzas but says everything that needs to be said L Amour published a book of poems in his own lifetime Smoke From This Altar I suspect that a thorough acuaintance with his poetry would earn him recognition as one of America s better 20th century poets or at least would earn it if we had a critical community that wasn t prejudiced against himEvery one of the six stories read in this round are winners crafted to perfectly accomplish the author s purposes written in good clear prose well conceived and polished to shine like jewels Three of them feature a sailor drifter narrator known only by the nickname Duke if he s named at all who might be an alter ego for L Amour himself One of these is profoundly tragic but like the characters we as readers feel it to be tragic because we ve come to care and this capacity for caring gives us something enduring at the price of the tragedy Something like the Tin Man s line in the old Wizard of Oz movie Now I know I have a heart because it s breakingOne story The Dancing Kate is a vintage example of the type of yarn readers probably expect from this author a simple direct tale of danger intrigue and adventure with a hero on a mission a fortune in gold at stake and a need for courage and uick thinking and a uick draw But it s a well done example of its type and set a notch above many similar stories from that era by the positive treatment of non white characters Each of the other five though all surprise the reader sometimes by the endings but importantly by showing probably unsuspected facets of the author s creativity because they have plots wholly unlike the action adventure we associate with him Shaghai Not Without Gestures for instance is the sort of nuanced story of male female social interaction that Katharine Mansfield might have written It s also a real indictment of the miserable position of an unemployed destitute woman in that time which hasn t improved any today The Man Who Stole Shakespeare on the other hand reminded me of Evelyn Waugh I don t suggest though that L Amour slavishly imitated either of those writers the personal touch on these stories is all his own My own favorite from this batch is A Moon of the Trees Broken by Snow A Chrismas Story the title translates an Indian name for the month roughly corresponding to our December the last selection in the book As usual I m reading these somewhat out of order It s set in the 1300s in the world of the North American cliff dwellers who have never heard of Christ or Christmas but as the title says it s a Christmas story How you ask well you ll just have to read itThere are six stories still unread here So laterJune 9 2012In the last few days I finished the remaining stories and didn t find a clunker in the bunch Strictly speaking of course Author s Tea is of a sketch than a plotted story and probably the most autobiographical of the bunch Dugan the protagonist of The Dancing Kate appears here as an author of tales drawn on his experiences stuck with attending a literary social function where he s surrounded by writer wannabes with very little clue as to what writing is really about and very little understanding of the kind of fiction he writes nor of the kind of lifestyle that produced it One could feel L Amour venting some of the frustation he must have felt in many very similar settings I m guessing that the character Duke mentioned above is a nickname for Dugan and that the single character is definitely modeled on the author himselfAlthough I recommended this collection in part for fans of adventure fiction as I implied above not ALL of the stories here are of that sort Out of the six stories from this go around Old Doc Yak is another example of one that s not Straight up mainstream fiction it s a sensitive character study with an undercurrent of implicit social commentary set in a Depression stricken West Coast seaport where out of work sailors struggle for day to day food and shelter and to preserve their own self respectThe other four selections each have of the adventure component we probably expect from L Amour There s also a significant note of social criticism in Survival where the sole surviving crew member of a shipwrecked vessel which might not have wrecked if not for the shipping company s negligence and indifference to safety recounts the harrowing tale of survival or not survival for some in an open boat in the Pacific to landlubbers including a company hack who d like to make him the scapegoat Glorious Glorious the title in the table of contents has the word twice but above the story itself the word only appears once is set in Spanish Morocco in 1921 during the war between Spain and the Riff Berber tribe It s a grim violent tale that focuses on four disparate soldiers of the Spanish Foreign Legion the counterpart of the famous French one part of a doomed garrison in a written off outpost facing imminent annihilation The title comes from a drinking song but there s definitely nothing glorious here nor L Amour implies in war in general In Dead End Drift the author draws on his mining experience to spin a story of four trapped miners buried alive by a sudden cave in who have no realistic hope for survival or do they Finally A Friend of the General gives the reader a glimpse into the milieu of Chinese war lords and arms dealing It s a world of decidedly self serving people where ethics aren t a matter of much consideration a world characterized by high stakes danger double crosses and assassins but despite all that it s a story that has an undercurrent of humorSome of the stories use nautical or mining argot that uninitiated readers me included won t completely understand but you can work around this to get enough idea of what s going on in context that it doesn t interfere with enjoying the story L Amour is my wife s favorite writer and he s well on his way to becoming one of mine as well

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Llected some of these in Yondering They are glimpses of what my own life was like during the early years Those were the rough years; often I was hungry out of work and facing situations such as I have since written. Any writer who wants to see how a master constructs tight well structured short stories should read this book L Amour was best known for his westerns but these tales were influenced by his years as a merchant sailor traveling the world He captures the gritty realism and hard times he experienced and yet the stories are often uplifting If you want to understand how a guy could sell 100 million books read a few stories from Yondering and it will make perfect sense


About the Author: Louis LAmour

Louis L'Amour was an American author L'Amour's books primarily Western fiction remain enormously popular and most have gone through multiple printings At the time of his death all 101 of his works were in print 86 novels 14 short story collections and one full length work of nonfiction and he was considered one of the world's most popular writers Wikipedia