WorldCat Identities

Hansen, Ron 1947-

Overview
Works: 78 works in 367 publications in 8 languages and 17,158 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographical fiction  Western stories  Drama  Western films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Historical fiction  Short stories  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3558.A5133, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ron Hansen
Atticus : a novel by Ron Hansen( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A father journeys to a town in Mexico in an effort to learn what drove his son to commit suicide. The father is Atticus Cody, a rich Colorado rancher whose son adopted a beatnik lifestyle on the Gulf Coast. As he investigates, Cody receives a big surprise
Mariette in ecstasy by Ron Hansen( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of a seventeen-year-old postulant at the convent of the Sisters of the crucifixion in upstate New York who begins to bleed from hands, feet, and side in 1906
The assassination of Jesse James by the coward, Robert Ford by Ron Hansen( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friendship becomes rivalry and the quest for fame becomes obsession
Desperadoes : a novel by Ron Hansen( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional account of the lives and deeds of the Daltons, an outlaw gang who terrorized the old West
The shadowmaker by Ron Hansen( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cunning little girl named Drizzle rescues her town from the bedlam created by the mysterious Shadowmaker, a wizard who makes new shadows for people
The Kid by Ron Hansen( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new novel from Ron Hansen, the award-winning author of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, about an iconic American criminal of the old West: legendary outlaw, Billy the Kid. Born Henry McCarty, Billy the Kid was a diminutive, charming, blond-haired young man who, growing up in New York, Kansas, and later New Mexico, demonstrated a precocious dexterity at firing six-shooters with either hand--a skill that both got him into and out of trouble and that turned him into an American legend of the old West. He was smart, well-spoken, attractive to both white and Mexican women, a good dancer, and a man with a nose for money, horses, and trouble. His spree of crimes and murders has been immortalized in dime westerns, novels, and movies. But the whole story of his short, epically violent life has never been told as it has been here. In The Kid, Ron Hansen showcases his masterful research and inimitable style as he breathes life into history, bringing readers back into the late 1800s and into Billy's boyhood as a ranch hand just trying to wrest a fortune from an unforgiving landscape. We are with Billy in every gunfight and horse theft and get to know him in full before his grand death in a hail of bullets in 1881 at the age of twenty-one. Original, powerful, and swiftly told, The Kid is an unforgettable read about a uniquely American anti-hero"--
Exiles by Ron Hansen( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and French and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a notorious shipwreck that had prompted Gerard Manley Hopkins to break years of silence with an outpouring of dazzling poetry
Isn't it romantic? : an entertainment by Ron Hansen( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When she booked an American cross country bus tour in Madame Dubray's travel agency in Paris, Natalie had no idea that she would get stranded in Seldom, Nebraska--population 395--with her estranged fiancé Pierre. Natalie is soon charmed by Dick Tupper, a simple and honest rancher. Pierre falls quickly for Iona, a no-nonsense, beautiful waitress in the local diner. Soon everyone is brewing plots to get what they want ..."--Cover
She loves me not : new and selected stories by Ron Hansen( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of stories reflecting more than twenty years of writing explores a diverse range of topics, from Oscar Wilde and murder to dementia and romance
A wild surge of guilty passion : a novel by Ron Hansen( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale based on a true story from 1920s Manhattan follows the affair between voluptuous Ruth Snyder and undergarment salesman Judd Gray, whose plot to kill Ruth's husband triggers an explosive police investigation
You've got to read this : contemporary American writers introduce stories that held them in awe( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-five authors choose their favorite stories and they explain why. From Chekhov's Gooseberries to Mary Caponegro's The Star Cafe
Hitler's niece by Ron Hansen( Recording )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1927, six years before he rose to power, Hitler invited his half-sister to become his housekeeper and to bring along her daughter, with whom he fell jealously in love. Geli was pretty, fun-loving, witty, and able to put her strange, high-strung uncle at ease. The novel presents Hitler as he has never before been seen in fiction, and through the eyes of Geli we see the frightening rise in prestige and political power of a vain, vulgar, sinister man
Mariette in ecstasy by Ron Hansen( )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the tender age of four, Mariette Baptiste has had visions of her Savior. Now, at 17, she is entering the convent to dedicate her life to Him. At first, she is welcomed and admired. Then she begins to bleed from stigmata, and the villagers regard her as a saint. Emotions from the other Sisters of the Crucifixtion frange from admiration, to jealousy, to hatred."
Nebraska stories by Ron Hansen( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beautifully crafted stories ... Wickedness, evil, malice is called by name; and for Hansen's people the snake in the garden never fails to appear."--The New York Times
The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford by Ron Hansen( Recording )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesse James was a fabled outlaw, a charismatic, spiritual, larger-than-life bad man whose bloody exploits captured the imagination and admiration of a nation hungry for antiheroes. Robert Ford was a young upstart torn between dedicated worship and murderous jealousy, the "dirty little coward" who coveted Jesse's legend. The powerful, strange, and unforgettable story of their interweaving paths-and twin destinies that would collide in a rain of blood and betrayal-is a story of America in all her rough, conflicted glory and the myths that made her
The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford by Andrew Dominik( Visual )

35 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jaquette indique : "Etats-Unis, fin du XIXème siècle, le nom de Jesse James est familier de tous. Il est le Hors-la-loi le plus connu et le plus redouté des USA, son nom accompagné d'un avis de recherche est placardé partout dans plus de 10 états. Mais il n'est pas qu'un bandit, Jesse James est également le héros de toute une nation, perçu par le plus grand nombre comme un Robin des Bois. Robert Ford? Le nom ne représente rien pour personne, ou plutôt pas encore. Ce jeune et ambitieux garçon de 19 ans fera tout pour connaître lui aussi la renommée : se rapprocher de Jesse, rejoindre sa bande ; et si ce n'est pas assez, il ira bien plus loin."
Atticus by Ron Hansen( Recording )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Swedish and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colorado rancher Atticus Cody discovers the depth of his love for his son, Scott, when he must investigate his apparent murder in Mexico
You don't know what love is : contemporary American stories( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kid by Ron Hansen( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ron Hansen showcases his masterful research and inimitable style as he breathes life into history, bringing listeners back into the late 1800s and into Billy the kid's boyhood as a ranch hand just trying to wrest a fortune from an unforgiving landscape. Listeners are with Billy in every gunfight and horse theft, and they get to know him in full before his grand death in a hail of bullets in 1881 at the age of twenty-one
A stay against confusion : essays on faith and fiction by Ron Hansen( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tradition of Flannery O'Connor and Andre Dubus, A Stay Against Confusion explores the role that religious belief and literature play in one writer's life. All creative writing is, in the words of Robert Frost, "a stay against confusion." It tries to find a harmony and order that we only fleetingly detect beneath the chaos of everyday life, and to point out motivations and causalities in what seem to be random and often meaningless acts. Religion has also functioned in this way for Ron Hansen, and it shares with literature both a reverence for mystery and the use of metaphor to communicate another order that we will never fully perceive or comprehend. In this rich and deeply felt collection of essays, Hansen talks about his novels, his childhood and family, and about such mentors as John Gardner. He explores prayer, stigmata, twentieth-century martyrs, and the Eucharist. A profile of his grandfather, a "tough-as-nails, brook-no-guff Colorado rancher," finds a place alongside a wonderfully informative portrait of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. A brilliant reading of a story by Leo Tolstoy follows an appreciation of the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins. A surprisingly intimate book, A Stay Against Confusion brings together the literary and religious impulses that inform the life of one of our most gifted fiction writers
 
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Atticus : a novel
Alternative Names
Hansen, Ronald.

Hansen Ronald 1947-....

Hansen, Ronald T. (Ronald Thomas), 1947-

Hansen, Ronald Thomas 1947-

Ron Hansen Amerikaans romanschrijver

Рон Хансен

ران هانسن نویسنده آمریکایی

ሮን ሃንሰን

ハンセン, ロン

Languages
English (212)

French (22)

German (5)

Polish (4)

Japanese (3)

Swedish (3)

Hebrew (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Mariette in ecstasyThe assassination of Jesse James by the coward, Robert FordDesperadoes : a novelThe shadowmakerExilesIsn't it romantic? : an entertainmentA wild surge of guilty passion : a novelYou've got to read this : contemporary American writers introduce stories that held them in awe