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The Collected Works of Billy the Kid

Ondaatje, Michael (Book - 1996 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Collected Works of Billy the Kid
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Drawing on contemporary accounts, period photographs, dime novels, and his own prodigious fund of empathy and imagination, Michael Ondaatje's visionary novel traces the legendary outlaw's passage across the blasted landscape of 1880 New Mexico and the collective unconscious of his country. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid is a virtuoso synthesis of storytelling, history, and myth by a writer who brings us back to our familiar legends with a renewed sense of wonder.
Authors: Ondaatje, Michael, 1943-
Title: The collected works of Billy the Kid
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1996.
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed.
Characteristics: p. cm.
Local Note: 15
ISBN: 067976786X
Statement of Responsibility: by Michael Ondaatje
Subject Headings: Robbers and outlaws West (U.S.) Poetry. Billy, the Kid Poetry.
Topical Term: Robbers and outlaws
LCCN: 95046415
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Sep 09, 2009
  • michael12 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Not so much a novel, as a series of short prose poems with shifting points of view.

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