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The Resource The sound of mountain water : the changing American west, Wallace Stegner

The sound of mountain water : the changing American west, Wallace Stegner

Label
The sound of mountain water : the changing American west
Title
The sound of mountain water
Title remainder
the changing American west
Statement of responsibility
Wallace Stegner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The essays, memoirs, letters, and speeches collected in The Sound of Mountain Water encompass memoir, nature conservation, history, geography, and literature. Compositions delve into the post-World War II boom that brought the Rocky Mountain West--from Montana and Idaho to Utah and Nevada--into the modern age. Other works feature eloquent sketches of the West's history and environment, directing our imagination to the sublime beauty of such places as Robbers Roost and Glen Canyon. A final section examines the state of Western literature, of the mythical past and the diminished present, and analyzesd the difficulties facing any contemporary Western writer. Written over a period of twenty-five years, a time in which the West witnessed rapid changes to its cultural and natural heritage, and by a writer and thinker who will always hold a unique position in modern American letters, The Sound of Mountain Water is a hymn to the Western landscape, an affirmation of the hope emobided therein, and a careful and rich investigation of the West's complex legacy."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
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1909-1993
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stegner, Wallace
Dewey number
978/.033
Index
no index present
LC call number
F591
LC item number
.S824 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stegner, Wallace
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • Stegner, Wallace
  • Literature
  • Manners and customs
  • Travel
  • West United States
Label
The sound of mountain water : the changing American west, Wallace Stegner
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday,1969
  • Subsequently published with an introduction by the author: New York : Dutton, 1980
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn973098847
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
v, 280 pages
Isbn
9780525435433
Lccn
80065190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The sound of mountain water : the changing American west, Wallace Stegner
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday,1969
  • Subsequently published with an introduction by the author: New York : Dutton, 1980
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn973098847
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
v, 280 pages
Isbn
9780525435433
Lccn
80065190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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