A Great Plains Reader / Edition 1

A Great Plains Reader / Edition 1

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by P. Jane Hafen, Diane Dufva Quantic
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803288530

ISBN-13: 9780803288539

Pub. Date: 05/01/2003

Publisher: UNP - Nebraska Paperback

The Great Plains are as rich and integral a part of American literature as they are of the North American landscape. In this volume the stories, poems, and essays that have described, celebrated, and defined the region evoke the world of the American prairie from the first recorded days of Native history to the realities of life on a present-day reservation, from

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The Great Plains are as rich and integral a part of American literature as they are of the North American landscape. In this volume the stories, poems, and essays that have described, celebrated, and defined the region evoke the world of the American prairie from the first recorded days of Native history to the realities of life on a present-day reservation, from the arrival of European explorers to the experience of early settlers, from the splendor of the vast and rolling grasslands to the devastation of the Dust Bowl. Several essays look to the future and explore changes that would embolden the people of the Plains to continue to call home this place they have learned to value in spite of its persistent challenges.
 
The infinite variety of the Great Plains landscape and its people unfolds in works by writers as diverse as Willa Cather, Loren Eiseley, Louise Erdrich (Ojibwe), Diane Glancy (Cherokee), Langston Hughes, Wes Jackson, Garrison Keillor, William Least Heat-Moon, Kathleen Norris, Wright Morris, Francis Parkman, O. E. Rölvaag, Mari Sandoz, William Stafford, Mark Twain, Douglas Unger, James Welch (Blackfeet), and Canadians Sharon Butala and Sinclair Ross. From tribal histories to the impressions of travelers today, from tales of isolation and nature’s furious storms to accounts of efforts to build communities, from flights of fancy to nuanced observations of the ecology of the grasslands, this comprehensive volume provides a history of the intricate relationships of land and people in the Great Plains.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803288539
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
730
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 9.00(d)

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A Great Plains Reader 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Conflict_Analyst More than 1 year ago
I love this book. You won't be able to find a better collection of representative literature about the Great Plains. Anyone who loves the plains or wants to know more about it will like this book. Each story is introduced by the editors with interesting background on authors.