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Marking the Sparrow's Fall: The Making of the American West

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Winner of three O. Henry Awards, the Commonwealth Gold Medal, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Kirsch Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement, Wallace Stegner was a literary giant. In Marking the Sparrow's Fall, the first collection of Stegner's work published since his death, Stegner's son Page has collected, annotated, and edited fifteen essays that have never before been published in any edition, as well as a little-known novella and several of Stegner's best-known essays on the American West. Seventy-five percent of the contents of this body of work is published here for the first time.

This is Wallace Stegners most comprehensive collection of writings, and the first since his death in 1993. His son, Page, has selected fifteen essays that have never before been published in any book and placed them alongside Stegners most powerful pieces in the books three nonfiction parts: Home Ground (memory), Testimony (defense of the earth), and Inheritance (history). The fourth section of the book is devoted to a magnificent little-known novella, Genesis. As Page Stegner writes of this collection, “It is as complete and comprehensive a statement as we are ever likely to have about what it means to be a westerner, about what it means to know ourselves as a ‘part of the natural world and competent to belong in it.”

“A true masterpiece . . . among the finest work about the West and its meaning.”Caroline Fraser, Los Angeles Times Book Review

“One of the greatest contemporary writers.”Washington Post

Synopsis:

Marking the Sparrow's Fall is Wallace Stegner's biggest collection and the first since his death. His son, Page, has selected fifteen essays that have never before been published in any book and placed them alongside Wallace Stegner's most powerful pieces in the book's three nonfiction parts: Home Ground (memory), Testimony (defense of the earth), and Inheritance (history). The fourth section of the book is devoted to a magnificent little-known novella, "Genesis". As Page Stegner writes of the collection, "It is as complete and comprehensive a statement as we are ever likely to have about what it means to be a westerner, about what it means to know ourselves as 'a part of the natural world and competent to belong in it.'"

Synopsis:

Winner of three O. Henry Awards, the Commonwealth Gold Medal, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Kirsch Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement, Wallace Stegner was a literary giant. In Marking the Sparrow's Fall, the first collection of Stegner's work published since his death, Stegner's son Page has collected, annotated, and edited fifteen essays that have never before been published in any edition, as well as a little-known novella and several of Stegner's best-known essays on the American West. Seventy-five percent of the contents of this body of work is published here for the first time.

About the Author

The winner of a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, Wallace Stegner is the author of a dozen novels and as many works of nonfiction, including Angle of Repose, The Spectator Bird, and Crossing to Safety. The founder and director of the graduate writing program at Stanford University, he spent much of his life in northern California and Vermont. He died in 1993.

Page Stegner is the author of many books. For twenty-eight years he served as Professor of American Literature and Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He now divides his time between northeastern Vermont and northern California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805062960
Editor:
Stegner, Page
Foreword:
Stegner, Wallace Earle
Preface by:
Stegner, Page
Preface:
Stegner, Page
Foreword by:
Stegner, Wallace Earle
Foreword:
Stegner, Wallace Earle
Foreword:
Stegner, Wallace
Editor:
Stegner, Page
Author:
Stegner, Page
Author:
Stegner, Wallace
Preface:
Stegner, Page
Publisher:
Owl Publishing Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
United States - West - General
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Stegner, wallace earle, 1909-1993
Subject:
West
Subject:
Essays - Single Authors
Subject:
Stegner, Wallace Earle
Subject:
West (U.S.) Description and travel.
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 54
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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"Synopsis" by , Marking the Sparrow's Fall is Wallace Stegner's biggest collection and the first since his death. His son, Page, has selected fifteen essays that have never before been published in any book and placed them alongside Wallace Stegner's most powerful pieces in the book's three nonfiction parts: Home Ground (memory), Testimony (defense of the earth), and Inheritance (history). The fourth section of the book is devoted to a magnificent little-known novella, "Genesis". As Page Stegner writes of the collection, "It is as complete and comprehensive a statement as we are ever likely to have about what it means to be a westerner, about what it means to know ourselves as 'a part of the natural world and competent to belong in it.'"
"Synopsis" by ,
Winner of three O. Henry Awards, the Commonwealth Gold Medal, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Kirsch Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement, Wallace Stegner was a literary giant. In Marking the Sparrow's Fall, the first collection of Stegner's work published since his death, Stegner's son Page has collected, annotated, and edited fifteen essays that have never before been published in any edition, as well as a little-known novella and several of Stegner's best-known essays on the American West. Seventy-five percent of the contents of this body of work is published here for the first time.

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