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Marking the sparrow's fall : Wallace Stegner's American West

Author: Wallace Stegner; Page Stegner
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st ed
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Marking the Sparrow's Fall is Wallace Stegner's biggest collection 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 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  Read more...
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Named Person: Wallace Stegner; Wallace Stegner
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wallace Stegner; Page Stegner
ISBN: 0805044647 9780805044645
OCLC Number: 38055937
Notes: "A John Macrae book."
Description: xix, 359 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword: I sing of America --
HOME GROUND : Child of the far frontier --
The making of paths --
That Great Falls year --
At home in the fields of the Lord --
Xanadu by the Salt Flats --
The world's strangest sea --
Lake Powell --
Back roads river --
Back roads of the American West --
Why I like the West --
TESTIMONY : Wilderness letter --
It all began with conservation --
The best idea we ever had --
Qualified homage to Thoreau --
Living on our principal --
Bernard DeVoto --
Conservation equals survival --
Now, if I ruled the world ... --
INHERITANCE : The twilight of self-reliance --Living dry --
The Rocky Mountain West --
Land : America's history teacher --
GENESIS : Genesis.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Page Stegner.
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Marking the Sparrow's Fall is Wallace Stegner's biggest collection 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 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.

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