Wallace Stegner

Wallace Stegner, 1909–93, American writer, b. Lake Mills, Iowa, grad. Univ. of Utah (1930). He wrote perceptively of the American West in short stories, e.g., The Woman on the Wall (1950); novellas, e.g., On a Darkling Plain (1940); and novels, e.g., The Big Rock Candy Mountain (1943), Angle of Repose (1971; Pulitzer Prize), and Crossing to Safety (1987). In addition, he wrote a number of biographies. Stegner was also a pioneering conservationist and an influential teacher of writing at Harvard and Stanford.

See biographies by J. J. Benson (1997) and P. L. Fradkin (2008); P. Stegner, ed., The Selected Letters of Wallace Stegner (2008); studies by M. and L. Lewis (1972), A. Arthur, ed. (1982), C. Meine, ed. (1997), J. J. Benson (1998 and 2001), and P. L. Franklin (2008).

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Wallace Stegner: Selected full-text books and articles

The Literary West: An Anthology of Western American Literature By Thomas J. Lyon Oxford University Press, 1999
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Frontier History and Domestic Fiction: Angle of Repose and 1970s Marriage Politics By Bascom, Ben Papers on Language & Literature, Vol. 46, No. 4, Fall 2010
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Proud Flesh: A Recollection of Wallace Stegner By Fields, Kenneth Humanities, Vol. 30, No. 4, July/August 2009
The Reluctant Activist By Mardon, Mark Sierra, Vol. 78, No. 4, July-August 1993
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