Search Results: "Wallace Stegner"


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CROSSING TO SAFETY by Wallace Stegner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 1987

"In all, less moving as a whole piece than highly remarkable for the fine penetration and achievement of some of its moments."
Stegner takes a long look back—at four decades of a foursome's life—in a novel that at moments is beguiling, though at others it labors for its theme. Read full book review >

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ONE NATION by Wallace Stegner
Released: Sept. 25, 1945

"He treads on lots of toes — but — in the brevity of the book — may reach many hearts."
This is a Life on America prize winner, which may give it one boost over the hurdle that it is "another book about our minority problem". Read full book review >

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FOUR PORTRAITS AND ONE SUBJECT by Wallace Stegner
Released: March 5, 1963

"Wallace Stegner are the four contributors and all write with great affection for the 'western wild man' and appraise his importance as a tough-minded social critic and indigenous historian (rather than novelist)."
In 1960, when the collected papers of Bernard De Voto were made available at Stanford University, four of his friends and admirers spoke at the ceremony and this collective tribute now appears here along with the bibliography of his writings. Read full book review >

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REMEMBERING LAUGHTER by Wallace Stegner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 1937

"A tragic story, implicit with far more than the bare outlines reveal."
The $2,500 Prize Novelette, and a memorable award, in discovering a new writer of real merit, and giving impetus to a shorter form of novel writing which has proved its value in such gems as Goodbye, Mr. Chips and Of Mice and Men. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1962

"This book, one to be read slowly, savored and re-read, will appeal to those with the West in their bones and to searchers for the vanished frontier in its not so-distant reality."
The author of this delightful book, one of America's most distinguished writers, states that it is "A History, a Story, and a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier", and it follows this subtitle exactly. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"For readers who are new to Stegner's environmental work, this is as good an introduction as any."
A greatest-hits package from the late dean of western American letters. Read full book review >

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ALL THE LITTLE LIVE THINGS by Wallace Stegner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 1967

"Probably for the same reason that that same generation feels as it does about what is happening in the novel today—and this book will be a very compatible compromise, certified by its Literary Guild selection for August."
Joe and Ruth Austin, sixtyish, retire, withdraw, in California after their son, an existentialist with whom Joe could never sympathize, dies. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"You write what you are, asserts Stegner, one of those truths no artist escapes."
Thoughts on writing—his own and a healthy selection from those he admires—from the late Stegner (Marking the Sparrow's Fall, 1998, etc.), who along his protean way started the Stanford Writing Program. Read full book review >

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A SHOOTING STAR by Wallace Stegner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 1961

"It is a compassionate but never sentimentalized handling, which, perhaps, will touch women's sensibilities rather than men's."
Immensely readable, provocative, challenging, if not always wholly credible- this is Stegner's most mature and rewarding book. Read full book review >

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ANGLE OF REPOSE by Wallace Stegner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 1971

"The repose, however pleasant, becomes a kind of narcosis."
A late autumn retrospective, accomplished with a long lens, in which Lyman Ward, retired, ill and wheelchair-bound, attempts to affirm the continuity of the past and the "Doppler effect" of time by reconstructing his grandparents' lives. Read full book review >

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Released: May 9, 1955

"An extensive photographic supplement shows many of its striking beauties."
An eloquent, practical and convincing plea to abandon the project of constructing the Echo Park Dam on the Utah-Colorado border for hydroelectric power, comes in the form of several articles by people in various occupations, all of whom have the common desire to preserve one of our few remaining wilderness areas for rest and recreation. Read full book review >

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THE SOUND OF MOUNTAIN WATER by Wallace Stegner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 1969

"Easygoing essays by a writer of venerable and popular reputation."
Two groups of essays dealing with the peculiar vitality and character of the American West, and some literary ruminations having to do with Western writers and writing. Read full book review >