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Wallace Stegners West: Selected Works: Selected Works

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Fiction. Essays. Edited with an introduction by Page Stegner. This collection of Wallace Stegner's fiction and essays is as broad as the Great Basin and as dynamic as California's coastline. Considered one of the foremost writers of the West, Stegner ranges with ease from Utah to California, and from epic novels to nonfiction essays, in this first major compendium of his extensive body of work. Included are several previously unpublished essays, and anchoring it all is an instinctive sense of place. Stegner--winner of a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award--devoted his career to writing about the West. As the director and founder of Stanford University's creative writing program, he helped influence the likes of Wendell Berry, Edward Abbey, Larry McMurtry, and Barry Lopez. He fought not only for recognition of a Western cultural base but also for the protection of the region's delicate environment. The West was not simply a source of inspiration to Stegner but a state of mind--a revelatory concept to many people at the time. His writing, however, remains the centerpiece of his legacy. A brilliant observer and a master of language, few writers have come close to capturing the essence of Western life as well as Wallace Stegner.

Book News Annotation:

Fans of the great writer, as well as any reader wishing an introduction to his work, will appreciate this thoughtful anthology of selections from Stegner's writings, grouped into nonfiction and fiction. Excerpts are included from well known full-length works such as Beyond the hundredth meridian and The big rock candy mountain, along with two talks and several short stories, which demonstrate his treatment of history, humanity, and the natural world, as well as, and perhaps especially, his inimitable gift with language. Not indexed. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A broad assemblage of the writing of a great figure in literature and the American Westfiction and nonfiction

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597141116
Author:
Stegner, Page
Publisher:
Heyday Books
Introduction by:
Stegner, Page
Introduction:
Stegner, Page
Author:
Stegner, Wallace
Author:
Stegner, Wallace Earle
Author:
Stegner, Page
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
West (U.S.) Description and travel.
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Series:
California Legacy
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
292
Dimensions:
9.04x6.00x.85 in. 1.09 lbs.

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