Glory for Me This is a narrative poem telling the story of three veterans returning home at the end of WWII and of their adjustment into society The film The Best Years of Our Lives was based on this book with s

  • Title: Glory for Me
  • Author: MacKinlay Kantor
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is a narrative poem telling the story of three veterans returning home at the end of WWII and of their adjustment into society The film, The Best Years of Our Lives was based on this book, with some changes.

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    1. MacKinlay Kantor says:

      Benjamin McKinlay Kantor, was an American journalist, novelist and screenwriter He wrote than 30 novels, several set during the American Civil War, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1956 for his 1955 novel AndersonvilleKantor was born in Webster City, Iowa, in 1904 His mother, a journalist, encouraged Kantor to develop his writing style Kantor started writing seriously as a teen ager when he worked as a reporter with his mother at the local newspaper in Webster City Kantor s first novel was published when he was 24.During World War II, Kantor reported from London as a war correspondent for a Los Angeles newspaper After flying on several bombing missions, he asked for and received training to operate the bomber s turret machine guns this was illegal, as he was not in service Nevertheless he was decorated with the Medal of Freedom by Gen Carl Spaatz, then the U.S Army Air Corp commander He also saw combat during the Korean War as a correspondent In addition to journalism and novels, Kantor wrote the screenplay for Gun Crazy aka Deadly Is the Female 1950 , a noted film noir It was based on his short story by the same name, published February 3, 1940 in a slick magazine, The Saturday Evening Post In 1992, it was revealed that he had allowed his name to be used on a screenplay written by Dalton Trumbo, one of the Hollywood Ten, who had been blacklisted as a result of his refusal to testify before the House Un American Committee HUAC hearings Kantor passed his payment on to Trumbo to help him survive.Several of his novels were adapted for films He established his own publishing house, and published several of his works in the 1930s and 1940s.Kantor died of a heart attack in 1977, at the age of 73, at his home in Sarasota, Florida.

    2 thoughts on “Glory for Me

    1. Wow. Glory For Me was more than I expected. The content was stronger and rawer. I had anticipated something more restrained and inspirational, something like the movie The Best Years of Our Lives, which is adapted from this book.The film version was a Best Picture winner in 1946, with a top notch cast including two of my favorite actors of that era: Frederic March and Theresa Wright. It is one of my all-time favorite films. It is also a proverbial old Hollywood offering with tasteful and restrai [...]

    2. Absolutely fantastic book/poem. I can not recommend this enough. If you are fan of the movie The Best Year's of Our Lives, or a fan of powerful writing, you must read this.

    3. Being a big fan of the movie, The Best Years of Our Lives, I was eager to read the book it was based on. It was a surprise to discover it was written as a narrative poem, but took it on anyway. Wow.

    4. Different in many ways than the film The Best Years of Our Lives that is based on it, this stands on its own as a neglected classic. A beautiful and profound piece of writing that absolutely justifies its unusual form as a novel-length narrative poem.

    5. "And each had felt the kiss of death so many times, that he could only share himself with other men whose lips still wore the damp and pungent print of cold infinity."After seeing a particularly poignant photograph director William Wyler approached writer MacKinlay Kantor and asked him to write something that could be adapted into a film, specifically a piece that dealt with the idea of WWII soldiers returning home. Glory for Me is what Kantor eventually produced.Three WWII soldiers cross paths [...]

    6. Author MacKinlay Kantor was asked to write something about GIs returning from WWII that could be adapted for the screen. This dark and frank 268-page narrative poem was not expected, but it is one of the best descriptions of the returning warriors of WWII. We are inside the psyche of three men, strangers returning together by chance to a small American town. They are diverse in age and social status, and one now has a noticeable disability. Constant flashbacks help us understand how difficult th [...]

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