Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2011. First edition. Hardcover. 245pp. Octavo [23 cm] Black cloth with silver stamped titles on the backstrip. Fine/Fine. This is a limited edition that comes with an illustrated, full color dust jacket with art by Kimo Nelson. Signed by the editor, Lance Newman, with a limitation statemant on the jacket's front flap. The jacket was limited to twelve copies, this is copy eight. Item #28383
This superb anthology brings together some of the most powerful and compelling writing about the Grand Canyon—stories, essays, and poems written across five centuries by people inhabiting, surviving, and attempting to understand what one explorer called the "Great Unknown." The Grand Canyon Reader includes traditional stories from native tribes, reports by explorers, journals by early tourists, and contemporary essays and stories by such beloved writers as John McPhee, Ann Zwinger, Edward Abbey, Terry Tempest Williams, Barry Lopez, Linda Hogan, and Craig Childs. Lively tales written by unschooled river runners, unabashedly popular fiction, and memoirs stand alongside finely crafted literary works to represent full range of human experience in this wild, daunting, and inspiring landscape.