California's Best: Two Centuries of Great Writing from the Golden State

California's Best: Two Centuries of Great Writing from the Golden State

by Tom McNeal
     
 

Experience California as seen through the eyes of forty-one writers spanning two centuries, from early adventurers to contemporary poets. Edited by Sunset Magazine's Peter Fish, California's Best features fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including Tobias Wolff's short story "Desert Breakdown, 1968," Joan Didion's essay "Notes from a NativeSee more details below

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Experience California as seen through the eyes of forty-one writers spanning two centuries, from early adventurers to contemporary poets. Edited by Sunset Magazine's Peter Fish, California's Best features fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including Tobias Wolff's short story "Desert Breakdown, 1968," Joan Didion's essay "Notes from a Native Daughter," and a selection from Amy Tan's Joy Luck Club. Excerpts from the works of Wallace Stegner, Jack London, John Muir, Mark Twain, and many others incorporate voices from the past. Contemporary writers include Robert Hass, Daniel Duane, Anne Lamott, and Tom McNeal.

Features the works of:
Virginia Hamilton Adair
Gertrude Atherton
Mary Austin
Herb Caen
J. Smeaton Chase
Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clapp
Ina Coolbrith
Richard H. Dana
Joan Didion
Harriet Doerr
Daniel Duane
Dana Gioia
Mary Edith Griswold
Ron Hansen
Bret Harte
Robert Hass
Helen Hunt Jackson
Robinson Jeffers
Clarence King
Anne Lamott
Jack London
William Lewis Manly
Wilma McDaniel
Tom McNeal
Joaquin Miller
Max Miller
Walter Mosley
John Muir
Charles Nordhoff
Frank Norris
Jenny Price
Gary Snyder
Gary Soto
Wallace Stegner
John Steinbeck
George Sterling
Robert Louis Stevenson
Amy Tan
Mark Twain
Judy Van der Veer
Tobias Wolff

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901560374946
Publisher:
Farcountry Press
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Edition description:
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