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Wallace Stegner (1909–1993)

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In 1972, Wallace Earle Stegner won a Pulitzer Prize for Angle of Repose (1971), a novel about a wheelchair-bound man's recreation of his New England grandmother's experience in a late nineteenth-century frontier town. Stegner was born on February 18, 1909 in Lake Mills, Iowa. He was an American vis mere novelist, short story writer, environmentalist, and historian; he has been called "The Dean of Western Writers". He also won the US National Book Award in 1977 for The Spectator Bird. Stegner grew up in Great Falls, Montana; Salt Lake City, Utah; and in the village of Eastend, Saskatchewan, which he wrote about in his autobiography Wolf Willow. Stegner taught at the University of Wisconsin and Harvard University. Eventually he settled at Stanford University, where he initiated the creative writing program. His students included Wendell Berry, and Sandra Day O'Connor. The Stegner Fellowship program at Stanford University is a two-year creative writing fellowship. The house Stegner lived in from age 7 to 12 in Eastend, Saskatchewan, Canada, was restored by the Eastend Arts Council in 1990 and established as a Residence for Artists; the Wallace Stegner Grant For The Arts offers a grant of $500 and free residency at the house for the month of October for published Canadian writers. Stegner died in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on April 13, 1993, from a car accident on March 28, 1993. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Wallace Stegner

Angle of Repose (1971) 5,414 eksemplarer
Crossing to Safety (1987) 4,230 eksemplarer
The Big Rock Candy Mountain (1943) 1,139 eksemplarer
The Spectator Bird (1976) 1,057 eksemplarer
All the Little Live Things (1967) 694 eksemplarer
Collected Stories of Wallace Stegner (1990) 608 eksemplarer
Great American Short Stories (1957) — Redaktør — 492 eksemplarer
Recapitulation (1979) 314 eksemplarer
A Shooting Star (1961) 274 eksemplarer
Mormon Country (1942) 269 eksemplarer
Joe Hill (1950) 259 eksemplarer
Remembering Laughter (1937) 241 eksemplarer
American Places (1981) 205 eksemplarer
Marking the Sparrow's Fall: The Making of the American West (1998) — Forfatter — 194 eksemplarer
Sound of Mountain Water (1969) 179 eksemplarer
On Teaching and Writing Fiction (2002) 118 eksemplarer
The Women on the Wall (1950) 74 eksemplarer
The American West as Living Space (1987) 67 eksemplarer
Second Growth (Bison Book) (1947) 60 eksemplarer
Four Portraits and One Subject: Bernard DeVoto (1963) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Angle Of Repose Part 2 of 2 (1996) 13 eksemplarer
One Way to Spell Man (1982) 11 eksemplarer
One Nation (1945) 10 eksemplarer
Great Western short stories (1777) — Introduktion; Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Lettres pour le monde sauvage (1995) 7 eksemplarer
The Sense of Place (1986) 6 eksemplarer
On a Darkling Plain (1940) 4 eksemplarer
Modern composition (1969) 4 eksemplarer
To a Young Writer (2009) 3 eksemplarer
Two Rivers 3 eksemplarer
The potter's house (1938) 3 eksemplarer
The City of the Living (1956) 3 eksemplarer
Teaching the Short Story (1966) 3 eksemplarer
The Effective Theme 2 eksemplarer
FIRE AND ICE 2 eksemplarer
The writer in America (1951) 1 eksemplar
Stanford Short Stories 1953 (1953) 1 eksemplar
Montana Stories 1 eksemplar
On The Writing Of History (1989) 1 eksemplar
Stanford Short Stories 1957 (1957) 1 eksemplar
Come si diventa scrittori (1993) 1 eksemplar
Angle of Repose r 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Huckleberry Finn (1884) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver42,492 eksemplarer
The Big Sky (1947) — Forord, nogle udgaver1,119 eksemplarer
The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons (1875) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver689 eksemplarer
FaceOff (2014) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver501 eksemplarer
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Bidragyder — 427 eksemplarer
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Bidragyder — 367 eksemplarer
Trails West (1979) 259 eksemplarer
Literary history of the United States (1946) — Bidragyder — 190 eksemplarer
Modern American Memoirs (1995) — Bidragyder — 188 eksemplarer
The Aspirin Age, 1919-1941 (1949) — Bidragyder — 129 eksemplarer
From Ink Lake: Canadian Stories (1990) — Bidragyder — 126 eksemplarer
Ansel Adams: Images 1923-1974 (1974) — Forord — 55 eksemplarer
Art of Fiction (1967) — Bidragyder — 51 eksemplarer
Storm: Stories of Survival from Land and Sea (2000) — Bidragyder — 43 eksemplarer
Unknown California (1985) — Bidragyder — 41 eksemplarer
The Humane Vision of Wendell Berry (2011) — Bidragyder — 40 eksemplarer
Buried Unsung: Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre (1982) — Forord — 24 eksemplarer
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer
Family: Stories from the Interior (1987) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1955 (1955) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1943 (1943) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
A Zion Canyon Reader (2014) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
The best of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 (1975) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1947 (1947) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Latter-day Lore: Mormon Folklore Studies (2013) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
A Vanishing America: The Life and Times of the Small Town (1964) — Introduktion — 7 eksemplarer
The Literary Horse: Great Modern Stories About Horses (1995) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Great Salt Lake: An Anthology (2002) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1952 (1952) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Contemporary Vermont Fiction: An Anthology (2014) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1942 (1942) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Remembering (1981) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Great Tales of the Far West (1956) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Ansel Adams - Letters & Images 1916-1984 — Forord — 2 eksemplarer
Sunstone - Vol. 5:1, January/February 1980 (1980) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Juridisk navn
Stegner, Wallace Earle
Fødselsdato
1909-02-18
Dødsdag
1993-04-13
Begravelsessted
Lincoln-Noyes Cemetery, Greensboro, Vermont, USA
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Lake Mills, Iowa, USA
Dødssted
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Dødsårsag
respiratory failure
Bopæl
Lake Mills, Iowa, USA
Great Falls, Montana, USA
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Saskatchewan, Canada
Los Altos Hills, California, USA
Uddannelse
University of Utah (BA ∙ 1930)
State University of Iowa (MA ∙ 1932)
State University of Iowa (PhD ∙ 1935)
University of California
Erhverv
professor
historian
novelist
essayist
Relationer
Stegner, Page (son)
Stegner, Mary (wife)
Organisationer
Stanford University
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Harvard University
University of Utah
Augusta College
Sierra Club (vis alle 9)
University of Toronto
American Academy in Rome
National Parks Advisory Board
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Pulitzer Prize (1972)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 1969)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1965)
American Antiquarian Society (1985)
Robert Kirsch Award (1980)
Western Literature Association's Distinguished Achievement Award (1974) (vis alle 16)
Fellow, Utah State Historical Society
O. Henry Award (1942, 1950, 1954)
National Book Award (1977)
Commonwealth Club Gold Medal (1968)
Blackhawk Award (1963)
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (1972)
Fublright Fellowship (1962, 1968)
Guggenheim Fellowship (1950, 1952, 1960)
Rockefeller Fellowship (1950-51)
Phi Beta Kappa
Kort biografi
Wallace Earle Stegner was an American novelist, short story writer, environmentalist, and historian, often called "The Dean of Western Writers". He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 and the U.S. National Book Award in 1977.

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I didn't find this all that engrossing - it's a slender story following on from 'Big Rock Candy Mountain' (I would read that first), and set many years later when one of the characters returns to his youthful hometown, Salt Lake City. It is a kind of meditation on memory, regret, family, change, missed chances and roads not taken. There's some very good writing, and memorable scenes, but in the end it doesn't have the weight and impact of some of his other novels.
 
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breathslow | 10 andre anmeldelser | Jan 27, 2024 |
A bleak tragic tale of sisters divided by love and reunited by loneliness in Iowa farm country. It's a slight and early effort from Stegner, but has plenty of signs of his subtle, rich writing style, and his psychological insight. Well worth reading for Stegner fans, but if you're not already an enthusiast, perhaps start with the Spectator Bird, or Crossing to Safety, before moving on to the longer novels The Big Rock Candy Mountain, or Angle of Repose.
 
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breathslow | 9 andre anmeldelser | Jan 27, 2024 |
This book, about a family driven relentlessly by the father's Quixotic ambition like nomads around the Western US, deserves a much better review - and there are many excellent reviews here, so I won't attempt another. Just to say: it's brilliantly written, it's epic in scale and page-count, the four main characters in the Mason family are distinctive and complex, and the plot races along at points while at other points Stegner slows down for some philosophical reflection. If found it tugged on a variety of emotions, from sadness to anger to anxiety. Another great Stegner novel.… (mere)
 
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breathslow | 39 andre anmeldelser | Jan 27, 2024 |

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Medlemmer
18,625
Popularitet
#1,175
Vurdering
4.0
Anmeldelser
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ISBN
326
Sprog
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Udvalgt
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