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West of 98 : living and writing the new American West

Author: Lynn Stegner; Russell Rowland
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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What does it mean to be a westerner? With all the mythology that has grown up about the American West, is it even possible to describe "how it was, how it is, here, in the West---just that," in the words of Lynn Stegner? Starting with that challenge, Stegner and Russell Rowland invited several dozen members of the western literary tribe to write about living in the West and being a western writer in particular. West  Read more...
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West of 98.
(DLC) 2011014034
(OCoLC)713567391
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Stegner; Russell Rowland
ISBN: 9780292735859 0292735855
OCLC Number: 900540630
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 392 pages)
Contents: Big grass / Louise Erdrich --
Wealth of the west / Larry Woiwode --
Whose west? Which west? West of what? / Larry Watson --
Viewed from ground level / Dan O'Brien --
Naked time / Kent Meyers --
Why the west? / Ron Hansen --
The fence / Jonis Agee --
Or three places / Antonya Nelson --
The light at the bottom of the mind / Rick Bass --
Points / Allison Adelle Hedge Coke --
Between the Sans Bois and the Kiamichi / Jim Barnes --
Excerpt from Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen / Larry McMurtry --
Slurry, drainage, frontage road / Susanna Sonnenberg --
Geopiety ; River sequence I/VII / Jim Harrison --
Wolf and coyote and kumbaya / Gary Ferguson --
What we leave / Judy Blunt --
Reading Montana / Ed Kemmick --
Ranching in suburbia / Dan Aadland --
Chasing the lamb / Russell Rowland --
The summer of now / Annick Smith --
The native home of governors on horseback / John Clayton --
The way home / Willard Wyman --
The imaginary book of cave paintings / Melissa Kwasny --
Livingston blows / Walter Kirn --
Where should we be? / William Kittredge --
Self-portrait as the strong and silent type / Alyson Hagy --
Blood west / Kenneth Lincoln --
Motherlands and mother tongues : five reflections on language and landscape / Lee Ann Roripaugh --
Blame it on Rancho Deluxe / C.J. Box --
The conceit of girls / Teresa Jordan --
Pinus contorta / Beth Loffreda --
Where the burn meets the dead / Gretel Ehrlich --
Illustrations of the west : the first being second-hand, the second first / Stephen Graham Jones --
Cowboy up, cupcake? No thanks / Laura Pritchett --
The fatal west / Patricia Nelson Limerick --
A shape-shifting land / Page Lambert --
Moving west, writing east / Tom Miller --
Tasting a sense of place in the arid west / Gary Nabhan --
Entre mundos/Between worlds / Denise Chávez --
Matins in the cathedral of wind / David Lee --
On language : a short meditation / Kim Barnes --
Utah cabin under heaven, July 3 / Ron Carlson --
Plucked from the grave / Debra Gwartney --
Two poems / Robert Wrigley --
Tumbling toward the sea / Stephen Trimble --
Friendship / Stephen Trimble --
Red / Amy Irvine --
Growing up western / Jim Hepworth --
No direction home / Charles Bowden --
Beyond this place there be dragons / Sally Denton --
City of nomads, city of second chances / Douglas Unger --
Places names / Ursula K. Le Guin --
East to the west / John Daniel --
Three poems / David Guterson --
Celilo Falls / Craig Lesley --
A dark light in the west : racism and reconciliation / Barry Lopez --
Dirty stories / David Mas Masumoto --
Two poems / Gary Snyder --
"It's like they tilted the whole country east-to-west and everything that wasn't tied-down slid" / Louis B. Jones --
Star struck / Peter Fish --
Dias de los muertos / Maxine Hong Kingston --
The San Francisco psyche / Harold Gilliam --
Three poems / Jane Hirshfield --
Maria Evangeliste / Greg Sarris --
Headed / Kris Saknussemm --
The sense of no place / Page Stegner.
Other Titles: West of Ninety-eight
Responsibility: edited by Lynn Stegner and Russell Rowland ; with an introduction by Lynn Stegner.

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The first collection of its kind in scope and ambition, this volume brings together the most prominent western writers of the current generation to create new visions of the American West--"the West  Read more...

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"One of the glories of this book is that it is host to 67 writers...Voices and viewpoints are left out, but that does not diminish the value and pleasure of West of 98." * Bloomsbury Review *

 
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