Alan Le May

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Alan Le May (Indianapolis, 3 giugno 1899Hollywood, 27 aprile 1964) è stato uno scrittore e sceneggiatore statunitense. Alcuni lavori li ha firmati con il nome Alan Lemay (o anche Alan LeMay). Viene ricordato soprattutto per i romanzi The Seachers (1954) e Unforgiven (1957), da cui vennero tratti i film Sentieri selvaggi e Gli inesorabili.

Biografia[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Nacque a Indianapolis, da John e Maude Brown Le May. Suo padre era un insegnante di scuola pubblica: nel 1910, quando Alan diventò adolescente, la famiglia si trasferì nella città di Aurora. Alan studiò poi alla Stetson University di Deland, in Florida. Allo scoppio della guerra, si arruolò nell'esercito.

Scrisse Painted Ponies, il suo primo romanzo che aveva come soggetto i Cheyenne e la cavalleria degli Stati Uniti, nel 1927.

Lavori[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Romanzi[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Raccolte di racconti[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  • Spanish Crossing (1998). Contiene 14 racconti:
    • "The Wolf Hunter" (1929)
    • "Just a Horse of Mine" (1930)
    • "Hell on wheels" (1934)
    • "Kindly Kick Out Bearer" (1930)
    • "The Biscuit Shooter" (1931)
    • "Guns Flame in Peaceful Valley"
    • "And Him Long Gone" (1932)
    • "Saddle Bum" (1931)
    • "Delayed Action" (1931)
    • "Bronc Fighter's Girl" (1932)
    • "The Young Rush In" (1929)
    • "A Shot in the Dark"
    • "Lost Dutchman O'Riley's Luck"
    • "Spanish Crossing" (1933)
  • The Bells of San Juan (2001). Contiene 12 racconti:
    • "The Little Kid" (1938)
    • "Lawman's debt" (1934)
    • "Gray rider"
    • "Trail Driver's Luck" (1930)
    • "The Loan of a Gun" (1929)
    • "Eyes of doom" (1932)
    • "Tombstone's daughter"
    • "Star on his heart" (1944)
    • "The Battle of Gunsmoke Lode" (1930)
    • "The Braver Thing" (1931)
    • "Sundown corral" (1938)
    • "The bells of San Juan" (1927)
  • West of Nowhere (2002). Contiene 13 racconti:
    • "Death rides the Trionte" (1937)
    • "Mules" (1931)
    • "The Killer in the Chute" (1932)
    • "Sentenced to Swing" (1929)
    • "The Fourth Man" (1926)
    • "The Fiddle in the Storm" (1933)
    • "Terlegraphy and the Bronc'"
    • "Gun Fight at Burnt Corral" (1934)
    • "A Horse for Sale" (1931)
    • "Pardon Me, Lady" (1932)
    • "Six-Gun graduate" (1931)
    • "Range Bred" (1933)
    • "West of Nowhere" (1939)
  • Painted Rock (2004). Contiene 11 racconti:
    • "Whack-Ear's Pup"
    • "Strange Fellow"
    • "Gunnies from Gehenna"
    • "Hard-boiled"
    • "Next door to hell"
    • "Feud Fight" (1940)
    • "Thanks to a Girl in Love" (1932)
    • "Man with a Future" (1937)
    • "Old Thunder Pumper" (1930)
    • "The Nester's Girl" (1933)
    • "Fight at Painted Rock" (1939)
  • Tonopah Range: Western Stories (2006). Contiene 6 racconti:
    • "Tonopah Range"
    • "One charge of powder" (1930)
    • "Blood moon"
    • "Empty guns"
    • "A Girl is Like a Colt" (1932)
    • "Dead Man's Ambush" (1944)

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Racconti non raccolti.

  • "Circles in the Sky" (1919)
  • "Out of the Swamp" (1920)
  • "Ghost Lanterns" (1922)
  • "Hullabaloo" (1922)
  • "The Brass Dolphin" (1922)
  • "Needin' Help Bad" (1924)
  • "His Better Idea" (1925)
  • "Mustang Breed" (1925)
  • "The Contest Man" (1925)
  • "The Legacy Mule" (1925)
  • "Baldy at the Brink" (1926)
  • "Long Bob from 'Rapahoe" (1926)
  • "Facts an' Figgers on Cayuses" (1927)
  • "Old Father of Waters" (1927)
  • "Painted Ponies" (1927)
  • "The Dedwood Coach Brakes Down" (1927)
  • Serie Bug Eye:
    1. "Bug Eye Neerly Starves" (1927)
    2. "Bug Eye Loses Hisself" (1927)
    3. "Bug Eye Gets Hisself in Jale" (1928)
    4. "Bug Eye Among the Soo" (1928)
    5. "Hank Joins the Vijiluntys" (1928)
    6. "Hank's Other Pardner" (1928)
    7. "Hank Arrives Back Ware He Cum Frum" (1929)
  • "Are You There, Bug Eye?" (1928)
  • "Bug Eye's Wandering Partner" (1928)
  • "The Cross Eyed Bull" (1928)
  • "Help, Bug Eye—I Own the Town" (1929)
  • "Cowboys Will Be Cowboys" (1930)
  • "Gambler's Suicide" (1930)
  • "Horse Laugh" (1930)
  • "One of Us Is a Murderer" (1930)
  • "The Creeping Cloud" (1930)
  • "The Jungle Terror" (1930)
  • "The Short Short Story" (1930)
  • "To Save a Girl" (1930)
  • "Under Fire" (1930)
  • "A Neat, Quick Case" (1931)
  • "Gunsight Trail" (1931)
  • "The Jungle of the Gods" (1931)
  • "A romance of the rodeos" (1932)
  • "A Short Short Story" (1932, con Lyman Bryson)
  • "Bronc-Fighter's Secret" (1932)
  • "Eyes of Doom" (1932, con Lyman Bryson)
  • "Have One on Me" (1932)
  • "A Passage to Rangoon" (1933)
  • "Cold Trails" (1933)
  • "Fated Trails" (1933)
  • "They Sometimes Come Back" (1933)
  • "After the Hounds" (1934)
  • "Out of the Whirlpool" (1934)
  • "Death on the Rimrock" (1935)
  • "Deepwater Island" (1935)
  • "Fight Back or Die" (1935)
  • "Horses" (1935)
  • "Needin' Some Help" (1935)
  • "Pardners" (1935)
  • "The Blessed Mule" (1935)
  • "A Cowboy in San Juan" (1936)
  • "Dark Tropic Sea" (1936)
  • "Death Rides the Border" (1936)
  • "From an Old Timer in the Black Hills" (1936)
  • "Iron Paws" (1936)
  • "Outlaw Cavalcade" (1936)
  • "The Man from Arapahoe" (1936)
  • "Empire for a Lady" (1937)
  • "Ghost at His Shoulder" (1937)
  • "Night by a Wagon Trail" (1937)
  • "A Short Short Story" (1938)
  • "Impersonation" (1938)
  • "Pinto York" (1938)
  • "Uncertain Wings" (1938)
  • "Aces Is His Hair" (1939)
  • "Interrupted Take-Off" (1939)
  • "Hell For Breakfast" (1947)
  • "Wild Justice" (1948)
  • "The Avenging Texans" (1954)
  • "Missing in Action" (1956)

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