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Writing the Western landscape

Author: Mary Austin; John Muir; Ann Zwinger
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©1994.
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The early twentieth-century works of Mary Austin and John Muir are nature-writing classics. Midwesterners by birth, Austin and Muir both adopted the American West as their home and wrote about its grand and wild landscapes in ways that came to define the genre of western nature writing. Here, for the first time in a single volume, are excerpts from both writers' work: Austin's Earth Horizon and The Land of Journeys'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Austin, Mary Hunter, 1868-1934.
Writing the Western landscape.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)625358690
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Austin; John Muir; Ann Zwinger
ISBN: 080708526X 9780807085264 9780807085271 0807085278
OCLC Number: 30026288
Description: xxvi, 182 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction / by Ann H. Zwinger --
pt. I. Mary Austin. Earth horizon: autobiography, selections ; The land of journeys' ending, selections --
pt. II. John Muir. The Grand Cañon of the Colorado ; Travels in Alaska, selections.
Responsibility: Mary Austin and John Muir ; edited, introduced, and illustrated by Ann H. Zwinger.
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The early twentieth-century works of Mary Austin and John Muir are nature-writing classics. Midwesterners by birth, Austin and Muir both adopted the American West as their home and wrote about its grand and wild landscapes in ways that came to define the genre of western nature writing. Here, for the first time in a single volume, are excerpts from both writers' work: Austin's Earth Horizon and The Land of Journeys' Ending and Muir's The Grand Canon of the Colorado and Travels in Alaska. An introduction by Ann Zwinger provides literary analysis and biographical context and explores the two writers' influence on a tradition of western nature writing that continues today.

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