Walter Van Tilburg Clark

Walter Van Tilburg Clark (August 3, 1909 – November 10, 1971) was an American novelist, short story writer, and educator. He ranks as one of Nevada’s most distinguished literary figures of the 20th century, and was the first inductee into the ‘Nevada writers Hall of Fame’ in 1988, together with Robert Laxalt, Clark’s mentee and Nevada’s other heralded twentieth century author. Two of Clark’s novels, The Ox-Bow Incident and The Track of the Cat were made into films. As a writer, Clark taught himself to use the familiar materials of the western saga to explore the human psyche and to raise deep philosophical issues. (Information from Wikipedia)

Articles in Western American Literature:

Walter Van Tilburg Clark, A Tribute, by Max Westbrook

The Lost Works of Walter Van Tilburg Clark, by Jeffrey Chisum

Cowboys and Unicorns: The Novels of Walter Van Tilburg Clark, by Paul Stein

Nature and the Nature of Man in The Ox-Bow Incident, by Robert W. Cochran

Character Portrayal in The Ox-Bow Incident, by Kenneth Andersen

Man and Animals in “The Indian Well,” by Donald E. Houghton

The Archetypical Ethic of The Ox-Bow Incident, by Max Westbrook

Internal Debate as Discipline: Clark’s The Watchful Gods, by Max Westbrook

Clark’s Man For All Seasons: The Achievement of Wholeness in The Ox-Bow Incident, by Barclay W. Bates

The Indian in the Mirror: Clark’s The Track of the Cat, by Max Westbrook