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Ron Hansen (born December 8, 1947) is an American novelist, essayist, and professor. He is known for writing literary westerns exploring the people and history of the American heartland, notably The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (1983), which was adapted into an acclaimed film. Ron Hansen was born in Omaha, Nebraska and reared as Catholic

Nebraska Stories book.

Nebraska Stories book. Wickedness" comes blazing out of the gate, a swirling (no pun intended) retelling of the blizzard of 1888, and probably the most memorable story in the collection.

Ron Hansen was born in Omaha Nebraska in 1947. He received a BA degree in English from Creighton University in Nebraska in 1970. He is the author of more than 20 books, stories, and anthologies. He received the Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters for his book Nebraska, a collection of short fiction, in 1989.

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Ron Hansen’s critically acclaimed historical novel about the life and untimely death of America’s most infamous outlaw, and his relationship with the young man who killed him. By age thirty-four, Jesse James was already one of the most notorious and admired men in America. Bank robber, train bandit, gang leader, killer, and beloved son of Missouri-. James’s many epithets live on in newspapers and novels alike.

The resonant diction and razor-sharp storytelling of Hansen's earlier books echo through Nebraska.

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Ron Hansen’s stories highlight his birthplace, which Oscar Wilde visited in. .

Ron Hansen’s stories highlight his birthplace, which Oscar Wilde visited in 1882. He has made a wide sweep, with 12 books to date, mainly novels in which he has deployed a range of styles and approaches, from straight-up documentary realism to an acutely poetic lyricism to various slyly worked genre expressions. Now, with She Loves Me Not: New and Selected Stories, we see him bring some of that range of exploration to bear on his origins. Hansen’s first collection, Nebraska, which appeared in 1989, was a work that in its wrought realism, its ways of culling grim beauty from the often harsh history of his native place, achieved a memorable intensity.

The resonant diction and razor-sharp storytelling of Hansen's earlier books echo through Nebraska. These 11 gemlike tales range from the blue heart of the blizzard of 1888 to the sweltering jungles of war.

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A collection of short stories. The first one was pretty good, the rest pretty incomprehensible, and I don't see what most of them had to do with Nebraska
I had to work hard to finish this book
I had read all except one of Ron Hansen's novels, but, until now, none of his short stories - even though this collection had been sitting on my shelves for over twenty years. The stories in NEBRASKA were all written in the 1980's, when Hansen was still learning his craft. Nonetheless, most of them bear the characteristics that I have come to associate with Hansen's writing - unadorned prose and a distinctive sort of realism, in which minor details of quotidian life are precisely rendered without undue dwelling on them. Yet the stories themselves tend towards the extremes of human behavior, with many instances of violence and a few of the supernatural.

Ron Hansen is from Nebraska, and six of the eleven pieces in this collection are set in Nebraska. The last piece bears the same plain title - "Nebraska" - and it is a short profile of a Nebraska town near the Niobrara River. The first story in the collection is a collage of misfortunes visited on the inhabitants of Nebraska by the blizzard of 1888. Those two bookend pieces and three other stories ("Playland", "Can I Just Sit Here for a While?", and "Red-Letter Days") are above average and worth reading. As for the other six stories, I frankly would rather have spent the time reading them on something else (one of them was execrable).

So, as much as I admire Ron Hansen's overall work, NEBRASKA merits only three stars in my book.
I can only think of Barbara Kingsolver as someone whose imagery can compare to Ron Hansen's. I just love the literary images he comes up with. Nebraska is a collection of short stories, all very different from each other. My favorites:

"Wickedness": winters in Nebraska can be brutal, but January of 1888 will go down in history. The weather was pure wickedness. The story is a collage of small stories. It opens on a train, where a young teacher, on her way to Nebraska, shares the ride with a poor carpenter who lost his limbs and ears to frostbite. It continues with a variety of sad and happy endings. My favorite was the one about the pony in charge of delivering a message to parents who did not know where their child was.

"True Romance": another great story, very allegorical, about a mysterious evil force that kills cows in a particularly gruesome way. Don't want to spoil the ending, but I certainly did not see it coming.

"Red-Letter Days": an old man, avid golfer, recovering alcoholic, retired lawyer, keeps a diary. If you thought that diaries were only for teenage girls, think again. So sweet, so moving the feelings that he can pour on those pages.
Ron Hansen has written of of the most evocative short stories I have ever read. The whole book is wonderful but "Wickedness" is so good it would be worth buying just to have that story alone.
Nebraska: Stories download epub
Short Stories & Anthologies
Author: Ron Hansen
ISBN: 0871133490
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
Language: English
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press (January 11, 1994)
Pages: 228 pages