Other Literary Forms
Evan S. Connell, Jr.’s literary career extends across all forms and genres. He wrote a number of highly successful and acclaimed short stories and novels, including Mrs. Bridge (1959) and Mr. Bridge (1969), which have been recognized as minor modern classics, and The Alchymist’s Journal (1991). He also wrote book-length poems. In nonfiction, Connell produced studies of famous explorers in A Long Desire (1979) and a collection of essays on various subjects, The White Lantern (1980). One of his most popular works is Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn (1984), an acute, penetrating, and poetic meditation on the often tragic relationship between white settlers and Native Americans.