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Mary Austin and the American West

Author: Susan Goodman; Carl Dawson
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mary Austin (1868-1934)--eccentric, independent, and unstoppable--was 20 when her mother moved the family west. Austin's first look at her new home "changed her horizons and marked the beginning of her understanding, not only about who she was, but where she needed to be." She became the voice of the American West. In 1903, she published her first book, The Land of Little Rain, a wholly original look at the West's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Mary Austin; Mary Hunter Austin
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Goodman; Carl Dawson
ISBN: 0520246357 9780520246355
OCLC Number: 225871349
Notes: "Simpson, imprint in humanities"--Prelim. p.
Description: xviii, 323 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Desert places : 1868-1892 --
Owens Valley : 1892-1900 --
Independence : 1900-1905 --
Carmel : 1904-1907 --
In Italy and England : 1907-1910 --
New York : 1911-1914 --
The Village : 1914-1920 --
The call of the West : 1920-1924 --
Santa Fe : 1924-1929 --
Indian detours and Spanish arts --
Last years : 1929-1934 --
The accounting.
Responsibility: Susan Goodman, Carl Dawson.
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A biography of Mary Austin that explores her life and achievement. It tells the larger story of the importance of California and the Southwest to the American consciousness.  Read more...

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"This rich, engaging biography explores the complexity of Austin's life in all the detail it so richly deserves." -- Ashley M. Biggers New Mexico Magazine 20090201 "A much needed reconsideration of Read more...

 
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