JIM KAN. J. P. S. Brown.


New York: The Dial Press, 1970.

1st Edition. Hardcover. Brown, J. P. S. JIM KANE. New York: The Dial Press, Inc., 1970. First Edition, First printing of Dial Press hardcover edition of Brown's First book set in 1960's Arizona & Northern Mexico. 8vo., 434pp. Publisher's brown half-cloth over tan paper covered boards, black ink embossed spine lettering with blind-stamped front cover book title initials & brown endpapers.[Dust Jacket Design By Tuba Studio; Book Design By Thomas Clemens; Book Illustrations By Tuba Studio (illustrator). A fine copy in like price-clipped dustwrapper [small sticker remnant at the top of the front panel]. "This book is far and away the best ethnography of border cowboy culture ever written or ever likely to be written. It includes almost every aspect of border cowboy culture: economics, foodways, social structure and social organization, clothing, recreation, and every aspect of what it takes to raise cattle from birth to beef steak - and all viewed through the eyes of an insider, someone who knows from experience what the hell it's all about." - Bernard Fontana. Basis for the Stuart Rosenberg 1972 film, "Pocket Money" starring Paul Newman, Lee Marvin, Strother Martin, Wayne Rogers with screenplay by Terrence Malick. "Perhaps no western writer deserves more to inherit the mantle of authenticity left by the great Andy Adams than J.P.S. Brown. [His] 'Jim Kane' was praised for its unerring realistic description of the cowboy and his way of life. There is little plot other than the contemporary cowboy's test of character as he faces the harsh external world, and the [book's] major elements are the cowboys themselves, their lives, their working relationships, and their infrequent sprees. Thus Jim Kane's effectiveness depends largely on character development, realistic dialogue, and absolutely authentic descriptions of their everyday lives in what reviewer called 'painful honesty.'" - Delbert E. Wylder." The author is recipient of the 1999 Will James Society's Big Enough Award for his contribution to the cowboy tradition; The 2002 Lawrence Clark Powell Award for his contribution to Southwestern letters & Finalist for the 2009 WWA Spur Award.

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