Marking the Sparrow's Fall: The Making of the American West

Marking the Sparrow's Fall: The Making of the American West

by Wallace Stegner
     
 

Winner of three O. Henry Awards, the Commonwealth Gold Medal, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Kirsch Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement, Wallace Stegner was a literary giant. In Marking the Sparrow's Fall, the first collection of Stegner's work published since his death, Stegner's son Page has collected, annotated, and edited fifteen

Overview

Winner of three O. Henry Awards, the Commonwealth Gold Medal, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Kirsch Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement, Wallace Stegner was a literary giant. In Marking the Sparrow's Fall, the first collection of Stegner's work published since his death, Stegner's son Page has collected, annotated, and edited fifteen essays that have never before been published in any edition, as well as a little-known novella and several of Stegner's best-known essays on the American West. Seventy-five percent of the contents of this body of work is published here for the first time.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“A brilliant collection of the little-known and classic prose that have established Wallace Stegner as "one of the greatest contemporary writers.” —The Washington Post

“The true masterpiece...Among the finest work about the West and its meanings...Everyone who lives in the West, or loves it, should pay attention to Stegner.” —Caroline Fraser, Los Angeles Times (Best Non-Fiction selection 1998)

“[A] stellar collection...Those who already know his work will welcome Marking the Sparrow's Fall. Those who don't couldn't ask for a better introduction.” —George Scialabba, The Boston Globe)

“No one has written more or better about the West, past and present, than Wallace Stegner.” —Bob Minzesheimer, USA Today

Los Angeles Times (Best Non-Fiction selection 1998 Caroline Fraser
The true masterpiece...Among the finest work about the West and its meanings...Everyone who lives in the West, or loves it, should pay attention to Stegner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805062960
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
656,546
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

The winner of a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, Wallace Stegner is the author of a dozen novels and as many works of nonfiction, including Angle of Repose, The Spectator Bird, and Crossing to Safety. The founder and director of the graduate writing program at Stanford University, he spent much of his life in northern California and Vermont. He died in 1993.

Page Stegner is the author of many books. For twenty-eight years he served as Professor of American Literature and Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He now divides his time between northeastern Vermont and northern California.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 18, 1909
Date of Death:
April 13, 1993
Place of Birth:
Lake Mills, Iowa
Place of Death:
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Education:
B.A., University of Utah, 1930; attended University of California, 1932-33; Ph. D., State University of Iowa, 1935

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