Down by the Lemonade Springs: Essays on Wallace Stegner (Paperback)
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Down by the Lemonade Springs: Essays on Wallace Stegner (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 31/10/2001
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Wallace Stegner is one of the finest American writers, teachers and environmentalists of the 20th century. While his writing, both fiction and non-fiction, was recognized by a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, and many other distinctions major and minor, his legacy is much larger than any of these would suggest. In these in-depth essays, Stegner's biographer continues to explore various aspects of his career - his philosophical writing, his concern for the land, and his bedrock beliefs.

Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874174465
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 263 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm


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"Quite simply, Jackson Benson is the best-versed specialist we have on Stegner, whom I consider the best of our recent Western writers. The collection links a superb critic/biographer with a premier western writer. These essays reveal the strengths of Benson's approach to Stegner. Not only does he provide revealing commentaries on the best-known of Stegner's novels, nonfiction, and short stories, he also furnishes new material on Stegner's role in conservation and environmental efforts, his less recognized writings, and his friendship with Robert Frost." Richard Etulain, author ofStegner: Conversations on History and Literature"
"As Benson traces Stegner's development as a writer, he argues that Stegner truly developed his artistic voice late in his career, with the publication of his final four novels. Benson pays particular attention to what many believe to be Stegner's masterpiece, Angle of Repose(1971), as well as personal doubts that Stegner wrestled with throughout his career. Benson takes great pains to cover all sides and thoroughly addresses criticism of Stegner's work. This well-balanced biography is not afraid to shed a critical eye on Stegner and will be of great interest to Stegner fans and literary scholars alike." Brendan Dowling, Booklist"
"These well-seasonedLemonadereflections are going on my shelf, right next to Benson's big biography.Down by the Lemonade Springsought to be shelved within easy reach in all our public libraries, and in quite a few private ones, too. It is a good addition." Russell Burrows, Utah Historical Quarterly, Summer 2002"
Readers of these essays will likely fall into two groups: those who have already read much of Stegner s work and those who will. James W. Thomas, Pacific Coast Philology, 37 (2002)"
Jackson J. Benson has done it again.Down by the Lemonade Springsis a thoughtful, thoroughly researched and well-written book on one of the most important western authors of our time. Paul Strand"

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