Wallace Stegner: His Life and Work (Paperback)Jackson J. Benson (author)
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Drawing on nearly ten years of research and unlimited access to Stegner's letters and personal files, Benson traces the trajectory of Wallace Stegner's life from his birth on his grandfather's Iowa farm to his prominence as an award-winning writer, critic, historian, environmental activist, and teacher, and as founder of Stanford's creative writing program.
But Benson's book is as much a consideration of Stegner's literary legacy as it is a retelling of his life. His critical reassessment of the entire body of Stegner's work argues convincingly for his subject's place in the literary canon-not merely as a "regional" Western writer but straightforwardly as one of the great American writers of the twentieth century.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Number of pages: 504
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
"Benson has written with admiration and fairness this first full-scale study of Stegner's life and accomplishments. . . . Highly recommended."-Library Journal * Library Journal *
"Benson is doing a fine job re-discovering Western writers."-California Territorial Quarterly * California Territorial Quarterly *