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Got off the train’ of the droughts the storms the wind and isolation But the most impressive stories were those told me by Old Jules himself” This Bison Books edition includes a new introduction by Linda M Hasselstr. Great imagery and of course characters So Depressing at times I can’t really say I “enjoyed” it but it’s uite a tale I thought I had read it many years ago but it didn’t seem at all familiar

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First published in 1935 Old Jules is unuestionably Mari Sandoz’s masterpiece This portrait of her pioneer father grew out of “the silent hours of listening behind the stove or the wood box when it was assumed of cou. Old Jules is a biography of an American pioneer written by his daughter Mari and published in 1937 Mari Sandoz is an extraordinary figure in American letters and this her first book is a great book I want to say it is one of the greatest books written about the American west but I haven’t read that many so I won’t make the claim I will say it is one of the greatest books I’ve read about a place“At the potash towns the old plants loomed gaunt fire stripped the boilers and pipings red rusted the large chimneys tumbled down to piles of brick The tar paper shacks were gone the towns dead On all sides the hills pushed in”The place is the Sand Hills of Nebraska and the time is from the 1880 1928 the year in which Old Jules dies The sweep is epic as it should be but the prose is the thing Sandoz achieves several things seemingly without effort She describes the sights the smells the attitude of place of nature people and the ephemeral things the people build against a relentlessly fickle environment an environment hostile to permanence She tells and retells stories she heard as a child about the ordinary adventures of humans caught in a drama only partly of their making a drama driven by greed and dreams and contradictory impulses rapes murders suicides corruption yes; but also work fencing planting orchards selecting ground establishing institutions such as post offices courts and police; and marriage divorce madness adultery; the making of clothes shoes buildings and the forging of weapons and tools; and the celebrations weddings funerals and Sunday dinners and dances of life on the frontier History happens meanwhile the indigenous Cheyenne and Sioux come and go the wild game disappears the railroad and towns arrive the land is no longer free and then automobiles and telephones and finally radio and airplanes Sandoz is a master of narrative and of language for she captures the speech rhythms and phrases of her settlers almost all of whom are immigrants Polish German French or like her father Swiss Sandoz didn’t speak English until she went to school against Old Jules’ wishes at the age of 8 She lived in a linguistic environment that was French and German and likely according to Sandoz scholar Richard Voorhees Cheyenne and Sioux Time passes as effortlessly as a gentle stream in this book Change is its theme and yet change happens time passes in the organic elemental way of life sometimes eruptive explosive but mostly at the pace of erosion Old Jules was born in Switzerland in the 1850s to a bourgeois family When his father tries to clip his wings the impulsive Jules uits medical school and takes off for America He ends up as a freeholder in the panhandle of Nebraska Here his obsessions unfold Jules is a violent abusive paranoid and angry man with a tyrannical will for dominance He marries 4 times driving one wife insane He rarely bathes shoots a gun with deadly accuracy and lives in filth among books he orders from the government and abroad He fights with everyone and whips and beats his children and wife Mary He is a torrent a walking storm His dream his obsession is to settle the land which he has loved since first seeing it He is a prophet He knows good weather will succeed draught He knows mild winters will punctuate the thankless freezing blizzards of the worst years He develops seeds and plants that are drought tolerant he is known by the end as the Burbank of the upper Plains He will do anything to attract settlers and is joined by his brothers and his wife’s family seduced to the harsh land by Jules’ charm and vision By the turn of the century he is a legend but his restless reckless pursuit of sensation doesn’t desert him until near the end when he begins to drink and take morphine for chronic pain By then his family seems to have forgiven him I say seems because there is a current of anger that runs through this book that perhaps is his greatest gift to his daughter Mari She does not in any way idealize this man she simply presents him as a force few can resist or hide from When she wins a short story contest in the late twenties he sends her a letter saying “You know I consider artists and writers the maggots of society” Errata violent abusive paranoid and angry man with a tyrannical will for dominance He marries 4 times driving one wife insane He rarely bathes shoots a gun with deadly accuracy and lives in filth among books he orders from the government and abroad He fights with everyone and whips and beats his children and wife Mary He is a torrent a walking storm His dream his obsession is to settle the land which he has loved since first seeing it He is a prophet He knows good weather will succeed draught He knows mild winters will punctuate the thankless freezing blizzards of the worst years He develops seeds and plants that are drought tolerant he is known by the end as the Burbank of the upper Plains He will do anything to attract settlers and is joined by his brothers and his wife’s family seduced to the harsh land by Jules’ charm and Wendy Knits Lace: Essential Techniques and Patterns for Irresistible Everyday Lace vision By the turn of the century he is a legend but his restless reckless pursuit of sensation doesn’t desert him until near the end when he begins to drink and take morphine for chronic pain By then his family seems to have forgiven him I say seems because there is a current of anger that runs through this book that perhaps is his greatest gift to his daughter Mari She does not in any way idealize this man she simply presents him as a force few can resist or hide from When she wins a short story contest in the late twenties he sends her a letter saying “You know I consider artists and writers the maggots of society”

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Rse that I was asleep in bed So it was that I heard the accounts of the hunts” Sandoz recalls Of the fights with the cattlemen and the sheepmen of the tragic scarcity of women when a man had to ‘marry anything that. The story of Jules told by his oldest daughter is described in NYT review as a realistic and rare biography leaving the reader feeling he has 'read the history of all pioneering I sincerely hope not Though Jules made many positive contributions to the early settlement of Nebraska he was than a disagreeable person; physical violence with his wife and six little children was his right he thought I found him disgusting He was esteemed for his skills but hated by those who knew him I do not believe that he portrays the average early settler His daughter seems to be defending a father who was emotionally and physically cruel as do many abused childrenThis uote gives pause for thought If you look into history you will find that vision is always accompanied by a degree of thoughtlessness impatience and even intolerance for othersThe author herself suggested that the book was written for a limited audience people who would understand how truly it portrays the physical and cultural heritages of the prairie homesteading era