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The sound of mountain water

Author: Wallace Stegner
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1969.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st ed.View all editions and formats
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A collection of essays by the renowned author, written over a period of twenty-five years, presents sketches of the West's history and environment, directing our imagination to the sublime beauty of such places as San Juan and Glen Canyon, while examining the state of literature of the American West, the mythical past versus the diminished present, and the difficulties facing the contemporary Western writer.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stegner, Wallace Earle, 1909-1993.
Sound of mountain water.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1969
(OCoLC)613953277
Named Person: Wallace Stegner
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wallace Stegner
OCLC Number: 110083
Description: 286 p. 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Overture: the sound of mountain water --
The rediscovery of America: 1946 --
Packhorse paradise --
Navajo rodeo --
San Juan and Glen Canyon --
The land of enchantment --
Coda: wilderness letter --
pt. 2. At home in the fields of the Lord --
Born a square --
History, myth, and the Western writer --
On the writing of history --
Three samples: The West synthetic: Bret Harte ; The West authentic: Willa Cather ; The West emphatic: Bernard DeVoto --
The book and the great community.
Responsibility: [by] Wallace Stegner.

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A collection of essays by the renowned author, written over a period of twenty-five years, presents sketches of the West's history and environment, directing our imagination to the sublime beauty of such places as San Juan and Glen Canyon, while examining the state of literature of the American West, the mythical past versus the diminished present, and the difficulties facing the contemporary Western writer.

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