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The Sound of Mountain Water by Wallace Stegner

The Sound of Mountain Water

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The Sound of Mountain Water by Wallace Stegner
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Aug 08, 2017 | ISBN 9780525435433
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Praise

“Stegner catches the paradoxical essence of American civilzation.” —Choice

Like Faulkner, Stegner sired a stable of writers fired with an ambition to chronicle the region and force upon the nation a new and ‘demythologized” view of the West.” —The Weekly Standard 

“Stegner pleads for a Western literature that will meaningfully link past and present. Easygoing essays by a writer of venerable and popular reputation.” —Kirkus Reviews

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Part I

1  Overture: The Sound of Mountain Water
2  The Rediscovery of America: 1946
3  Packhorse Paradise
4  Navajo Rodeo
5  San Juan and Glen Canyon
6  Glen Canyon Submersus
7  The Land of Enchantment
8  Coda:  Wilderness Letter

Part II

1  At Home in the Fields of the Lord
2  Born a Square
3  History, Myth,a nd the Western Writer
4  On the Writing of History
5  Three Samples:
    a The West Synthetic:  Bret Harte
    b The West Authentic:  Willa Cather
    c The West Emphatic:  Bernard DeVoto
6  The Book and the Great Community

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