The Power of the Dog [Pdf/E–pub]

Ff Kind but still a duff Remember that song from Donny and Marie I m a little bit countryI m a lil bit rrrock and rollll Slick Phil prides himself on being a man s man bathing in the creek once very few weeks never wearing gloves no matter the weather but he is absolutely the rock and roll side of the brotherly duo uick witted I took a shine to him in the eBully early pages of this fantastic psychological tale Poor George is definitely in his brother s shadow but seems very content to be thereWhen their lives intersect with a beautiful town woman mother to an incredibly bright and sensitive boy the balance between the brothers is irrevocably upset No they do not both fall in love with her Nothing that shallow plot wise happens but when this woman and her boynter the brothers world frightening things begin to happen This book is rich in texture and nuance and I am afraid to write any for fear of giving things away There were two resolutions at the It Is The Now - Pleiadian Perspective on Ascension - Book 4 end of the book that I thought I saw coming but I believe the author intended that so we could savor the anticipationIt is fitting that Annie Proulx wrote the afterword for this re release The book reminds me of her That Old Ace in the Hole in a way but this old beauty isncased in psychological tension that thrilled me 5 stars and on my Favorites shelf I didn t want this to Americas Best Cancer Doctors and Their Secrets end I read slowly But I also had to find out what happened So I read fast How did I get this old and not know about this primal work of art first published in 1967 Thank you to Goodreader Mel for her unrevealing yet irresistible review she is right it is best to go into this book blindIf I owned a copy and I ll probablynd up buying it to read it again I would put it on my shelf beside a book I ve read three times and own two copies of John Williams s Stoner And if I owned them and again I may 101 Diaper Punishments: 101 Wet, Messy and Humiliating Ways to Regress and Dominate your Little end up buying these treasures I would accompany The Power of the Dog and Stoner with John Williams s Butcher s Crossing and all of Kent Haruf s books and all of Mary Law An intriguing character study thatxplores the hollowness of manly virtues I liked how it surprised me by showing how the true Western wilderness of the American Dream may be gone by the Unforgettable early 20th century but it is still lodged in the human heart Annie Proulx in her afterword provided this summation of the strengths of this book Savage though rarely included in the western literary lists was one of the first Montana writers His novels are rich in character development written in clear and well balanced sentences wit striking and important landscape description imbued with a natural sense of drama and literary tension Something aching and terrible of the west is caught forever on his pages and the most compelling and painful of these books is The Power of the Dog a work of literary art The main characters are two middle aged brothers Phil and George who are running a large family ranch and a widow and her son Rose and Peter who move in after she marries the kindly brother Phil is the bright and articulate one of the pair collegeducated with a razor wit a sort of Renaissance man with skills in artistic ironwork taxidermy chess playing to complement his ability to fix Horses Asteroid euipment of all sorts and manage the crew In contrast George is slow and laconic stolid and reliable in his job of managing the books and communicating with buyers Where Phil is mercurial and just plain mean George is good hud and kind Rose moved from the East with her doctor husband and is cast adrift when he dies leaving her to struggle with how to raise her son in the dogat dog world of this small railroad town

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the plains of southwestern Peter turns out an odd secretive boy who does poorly in sports and so avoids other kids and spends his time reading his father s medical books studying nature and pursuing artistic ndeavors like making paper flowers No wonder he gets tagged a sissy and is subject to bullying by the other kidsPhil is such a fascinating character At first you can almost appreciate his devotion to proving himself superior in his toughness and competency and worthy of his heroes from the old days Instead of playing the part of wealthy owner he is he dresses like a farm hand bathes at a pond once a month abjures gloves when doing rough work and loves to hang out joking around with the boys in the bunkhouse at the nd of the day But something is frozen and twisted in his development He gets the same pleasure in bullying people he perceives as fools as you would xpect in children He and George still sleep in the same beds in the same room they did as boys and neither pursue continuing the dynasty for the next generation after their parents retire to a hotel room in Salt Lake City There the Old Gent dabbled in the stock market and the Old Lady played mah jongg and dressed for dinner as they always had Closed off the Old Folks bedroom gathered dust kicked up by the automobiles and of them very day that putt putted up the road out front In that room the air grew stale the Old Lady s geraniums died the black marble clock stoppedBut the situation changes dramatically when kindly George falls for the widow and brings her back to the ranch as his new bride Phil makes it clear to all how he sees Rose as a mercenary gold digger with pretentions to culture he is ready to undermine at The Detroit Almanac every step And he can t resist branding Peter as a sissyvery chance he gets In a critical turning point Rose undermines Phil s power In a critical turning point Rose undermines Phil s power an Crazy Love (Steele Street, emblematic way An old Indian chiefscapes with is son from the reservation 200 miles away and travels by cart to share the sacred spots of his tribe s traditional lands now part of the huge ranch Phil viciously turns them away at gunpoint but Rose later ncounters them and invites them to camp on the land Life soon becomes a living hell for all four of the main characters as ach seeks some kind of solution Finally things seem to get better when Peter shows interest in learning Phil s skills at braiding rawhide ropes and they start spending a lot of time together The nding and resolution to this tale has a dark karmic twist that left me reelingMuch is left to the reader to figure out what this book says about the role of the West in the American character It was a time and place for discove. Tà degli anni Venti Due fratelli appartenenti all’alta società locale conducono da soli il grande ranch di famiglia George il più giovane è un uomo semplice arrendevole mentre Phil gelido Canvas: The Program Book 1 e inflessibile tiranneggia la proprietà Malgrado le differenze i due hanno trovato unuilibrio almeno finché George decide di sposare la vedova di un medico La donna ha un figlio un ragazzo delicato Orleans e sensibile che al suo arri. My Favorite Book of The Year So FarPile of rotting fence posts on a Montana ranch Under there gophers were safe from badgers who wished toat them whole There cottontails were safe from coyotes who worried the poles with their paws and teeth It was a sport of ranch boys to rout out the gophers the cottontails the mice to Where the Forest Meets the Stars exhaust themselves lifting pole after pole toxpose the hiding place of some terrified creature grown too confident How moving it was to see it cowering the Spike, the Black Wolf eyes mad with fear limbs trembling hoping by stillness it might yet againscape And so it goes in this strangely little known literary masterpiece of psychological tension set in 1920 s Montana where a sexually repressed ranch owner uietly claws at and bullies his brother s newlywed wife and socially outcast son I haven t been this xcited about stumbling across a truly great writer who has fallen into relative obscurity in a long time Some reviewers place him with Wallace Stegner but I haven t read any Stegner yet so I can t say whether I agree with that For me John Steinbeck comes to mind but with Big Sky Country in place of The Dust Bowl and The Salinas Valley I say that because of the great landscape descriptions the deep loneliness of the characters and the many crushed and broken dreams While ranch hands anticipate the delivery of dream goods alongside their orders of gloves from the Sears Roebuck and Montgomery Ward Wish Book the outcast son pastes scrap magazine images of a happier life in his secret book of dreams and the new wife s own hope for happiness slowly fades The characters are all complex and deeply developed All of them Even the minor characters have interior lives I ven pitied Phil the bitch Imagine thatSounds depressing Well maybe But it s also awesome I m only interested in stories that are about the crushing of the human heart Richard Yates 5 stars and a direct jump onto my All Time Favorites list If you value an interesting story a beautiful and unusual writing style and descriptions that make you pause to completely absorb their depth this novel is for you They say a good book is timeless and this one fits the bill Two-Minute Mysteries even though it was written back in the sixties Some may dismiss it as a cowboy story but it is so much The story follows two brothers who have carved out a partnership running a ranchach contributing according to their particular interests and gifts their lives set by predictable routines their interactions The Most Important Stories of the Bible etched into accepted patternsven if not fully Parallel Apocrypha enjoyed by the other There is a status uo thatach has accepted despite being polar opposites on most measured dimensions and they live as though that status uo will last forever Enter a wife with a teenage son and watch the apples roll from the toppled cart Gone is the order from their world as adjustments are made to this new consideration and these presences The remainder of the novel provides glimpses into the inner thoughts feelings and responses of ach as they try to co xist in a world where little is said out loudIt is the lack of actual dialogue and the nature of what does get said that is so striking about this novel We are in the heads of the characters or being given background through narration which is very different from books of today where action and dialogue fill most of the pages It s as though the characters are talking to us in their heads which creates a very different xperiencebut one though the characters are talking to us in their heads which creates a very different xperiencebut one I World in Peril enjoyed immensely It created a world representing all the things that don t get done and said but are there lurking in the background Some will say there was too much telling and notnough showing but this was a masterful tell We feel Phil s callousness George s mpathy and patience Rose s anxiety and Peter s aloofness as they stealthily move towards the ultimate intersection that changes verything I ve never seen a gradual reveal done uite so splendidly It produces the simultaneous reactions of shock and of course You have hints you think you maybe know where it s going but still the arrival makes you catch your breathAnd the languagestunning at times George never blamed anybody a virtue so remote and inhuman it probably accounted for the discomfort people felt in his presence his silence they took for disapproval and it allowed them no chink to get at him and uarrel with him His silence left people guilty and they had no chance to dilute their guilt with angerShe felt suffocated in the void between her intention and her ability and shattered by lonelinessPhil pondered how one man passes a gift on to another how like the very chains and lengths of rawhide rope a man makes human character is woven on a strand of this and a strand of that sometimes beautifully and sometimes poorly But Phil knewwhat it was to be a pariah and he had loathed the world should it loath him firstI Libby and the Class Election (Star Darlings especiallynjoyed how the complex Phil character was portrayed and revealed over the course of the story Great read Thank you to those of you who had reviewed it letting us know it was out there I thought I d put my thoughts down before reading the Afterward by Annie Proulx What a story It s been awhile since the first and last paragraphs so neatly capture a tortured saga i saw the nding coming doubted it but saw the nding coming doubted it but it came in unexpected iteration I m so delighted to have found this author he s on my A list The people are drawn true most سنت، مدرنیته، پست مدرن eccentric therefore all the true characters as they play out a drama on the high plains of a cattle ranch Utah right after the war This book worked on all levels resonating with me since the macho farm vs the town pretenders are brought int What a sly and creepy old cowboy story Utterly outstanding and considering that this was written in 1967 it is timeless as well Don t let the western setting nudge you into thinking that this is a shootm up or something that Louis Lamour would have written This is dark and juicyTwo middle aged bachelor brothers are very prosperous ranchers in 1920s Montana both loyal to their land and tending to the wealth that came
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their parents But it at that point that their similarities stop Handsome Phil is known for his brilliance and artistry roping photographic memory charm witty repartee you name it George on the other hand is a bit of a du. Da pochi anni Thomas Savage è stato riconosciuto come una delle massime voci della letteratura statunitense contemporanea Nei suoi romanzi il «vecchio West» si trasfigura il paesaggio assume significati nuovi Integrative Assessment of Adult Personality entra nella trama caricandosi di metafore mentre un raffinato scavo psicologico frantuma per sempre il cliché del cowboy leale irreprensibile Il potere del cane si svolge nelle pianure selvagge del Montana a me. Ry and Il potere del cane escape from stultifying aspects of civilization a chance to prove yourself against the hazards of the wilderness and tough peoples and dangerous Indians who resided there Teddy Roosevelt who was a sickly boy tagged a sissy proved himself in just such a ranch But many who banked on such an outlook were misfits not worthy of the term civilized and the greed that steamrolled the Indians is a heritage hard for us descendants to live by Much food for thought her The story will make you wonder about the title and its place in the opening uote from the Old Testament Deliver my soul from the sword My darling from the power of the dog This review probably contains some spoilersI just reread this novel after losing track of it for a few years It was just asmotionally powerful for me this time around Beautiful lean writing style with few wasted wordsyet it still feels like an pic Western story of Montana ranch life in the 1920 s The story depicts family dynamics in the life of two brothers from a wealthy ranching household in 1924 Phil the oldest is a brilliant but repressed homosexual His younger brother George is slow witted yet basically a decent caring man Tensions surface when George marries a widow and brings her along with her sissy son to the ranch to live Phil s reptilian and cunning persona merges as he ridicules the widow Rose and taunts her Embrace Your Weird effeminate son Peter It s not for the faint of heart Parts of the novel are as brutal as the harsh isolating and unforgivinglements of the western landscape also a character in this story This is a brilliant and compelling psychological dramaan astonishing piece of work when one considers the world s intolerant attitudes toward homosexuality El Jarama especially in the masculine West during the 1920 s orven in 1967 for that matter when Thomas Savage originally published this novel Annie Proulx wrote the Afterword to this particular The Long Way Home (Montana Born Homecoming edition 2001 And in that Afterword she says a psychological study freighted with drama and tension unusual in dealing with a topic rarely discussed in that period repressed homosexuality displayed as homophobia in masculine ranch world I ve no doubt that this novel influenced her short story Brokeback Mountain which was adapted as a critically acclaimed movie in 2005I was mesmerized by this tragic and complex character study as it builds heightening tension from beginning to its karmic conclusion HIGHLY RECOMMENDED No Hot Dogs Nanners or Mayo Oh Good Grief A recent reissue of a 1967 ground breaking Western novel a high pressurized psychological study of two brothers George and Phil as well as of the former s new wife Rose who before the marriage was a widow and her 17 year old son Miss Nancy which is brother Phil s nickname for Peter the sensitive sissy son The novel was set in the 1920sI don t want to say too much to give away the plot which is in fact telegraphed fromarly on I will say though that the novel reminds me of a merciless blustering bully I knew growing up who ABC's for Boys (English Edition) expressed an absolute disgust with gay men so much so he said that he refused toat hot dogs bananas or mayo I was no Freudian scholar but I knew nough about human nature to figure out this dude had some major issues with his sexuality This was in the arly 80s in the South and AIDSHIV was just coming on the radar as a public scare This novel particularly resonated with me because I was bullied between 13 "and 15 years old as a very very late bloomer My voice did not start to change until "15 years old as a very very late bloomer My voice did not start to change until was 17 I didnt have to shave until I was 19 I was skinny as a rail until 19 and I grew 6 inches between graduating high school and turning 21 between graduating high school and turning 21 I was bullied without mercy and called faggot sissy and other names Thing is I have always been heterosexual and never uestioned my sexuality I ve never had a problem with the sexuality of others In my family that I know of I have a gay first cousin and 2 gay first cousins once removedLooking back I have little doubt that my torturers acted against me as smaller and weaker out of fear and hatred and self repression Though I still carry light scars from those few years I have always been secure in my sexuality and I am probably considerably bigger than those guys are nowBack to this brilliant 1967 book it is a real steel toed boot to the butt of many bullies A compelling Mexican Spiritualism, Spells Rituals examination of self hatred s hoodoo and the hold over a household that a rabid dog can have How silly I was adding thisver so casually to my year of the dog shelfI thought it was a story about a dogI ordered a copy from the library in an attempt to get one last dog related read in before the lunar year shifts our focus to the pig You know Goodbye Lassie Hello Wilbur Oh dearMy first clue was seeing this on the cover Afterword by Annie Proulx Annie Proulx I wonder how Past Pleasures (Desire Through Time, extraordinary writers fade into obscurity I pondered this the whole time I was reading this 1967 novel and asked myself a few pertinent uestions such as Why isn t Thomas Savage a name thatasily rolls off the tongue of many a book lover Why isn t his name the answer to a Jeopardy uestion Why isn t Thomas Savage ian an adjectiveMaybe it s because we decided that it was no longer fashionable to read slow burning ruthless storiesNah we said forget about it We re not into writers who are ahead of their timeWe don t need no western settings Nor do we need to read the father of Brokeback Mountain No sirree Psychological tension that just about strangles you with its looming dread And Doom Just Doesn T Do It doom just doesn t do it us anySatisfying Ciphers endings are just so last mid centuryI m disappointed in us in a people who could let Thomas Savage s works collect dust and dwindle from the collective consciousness He carries with him the dream shattered soul of John Steinbeck the uiet foreboding reminiscent of Wharton s Ethan Frome and thelegance and simplicity of John Williams Stoner This his fifth novel is a modern reworking of the biblical story of Cain and Abel with darkness to spare Life is mean and tough for his poor players and Trigger Men each character is drawn with such understanding and depth you can t help but feel compassionven for the one who deserves it the leastAs you can tell I loved this book I probably haven t done it justice Please read it It s a Thomas Savage ian masterpiece. Vo nel ranch suscita in Phil una profonda repulsione Senza saperlo George ha creato i presupposti del dramma che li travolgerà tutti Nel raccontare il lento degrado dei rapporti fra i due fratelli il rovinoso ingresso della vedova nell'ambiente della piccola città l'ambivalenza di Phil nei confronti del ragazzo Thomas Savage crea una prigione The Archetypal Myth of Demeter Persephone emotiva che rinchiude i protagonisti fino all'inesorabile sorprendentepilogo.

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