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Oakley Hall

(1920—2008)


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(1920–2008),

California novelist, whose works include Corpus of Joe Bailey (1953) and its sequel, Report from Beau Harbor (1971), wry depictions of generational and ideological conflicts in California families; Warlock (1958), set in a Southwest frontier mining town during the 1880s; The Downhill Racers (1963), about skiing enthusiasts; The Adelita (1975), concerning an American's involvement in the Mexican Revolution; The Bad Lands (1978), portraying conflicts between cattlemen and farmers in South Dakota during the 1880s; and Lullaby (1982), the story of dreadful events in the life of a family in Hawaii, perhaps attributable to an ancient curse. Hall also wrote the libretto for the operatic version (1976) of Stegner's Angle of Repose.

Subjects: Literature.


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