Stegner's enchantment with the West and his ability to capture in words what the land has taught him, not only about nature but about the human condition, are beautifully united in this collection of 16 essays. Stegner introduces the reader to a western literary tradition as varied as the landscape itself.
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Nominated for a National Book Critics Circle award, Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs gathers together Wallace Stegner?s most important and memorable writings on the American West: its landscapes, diverse history, and shifting identity; its beauty, fragility, and power. With subjects ranging from the writer?s own ?migrant childhood? to the need to protect what remains of the great western wilderness (which Stegner dubs ?the geography of hope?) to poignant profiles of western writers such as John Steinbeck and Norman Maclean, this collection is a riveting testament to the power of place. At the same time it communicates vividly the sensibility and range of this most gifted of American writers, historians, and environmentalists.
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“No one has written more or better about the West, past and present, than Wallace Stegner.”—USA Today
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140174028
Book Description Penguin Books, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140174028