Jack Schaefer’s “Shane” and the Mystery of Presence in Absence

By |2015-06-09T16:55:35-05:00June 9th, 2015|Categories: American West, Books|Tags: |

Of all genres of writing, one of the most elusive is the Western. It is a genre that always makes its readers aware of a violence ever brooding in the background. Yet, when the form rises towards its own excellence, the hot burst of color expected by the reader may be said to be lurid, [...]