Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press, 2006. First edition. Hardcover. 23pp. Large octavo. Tan cloth. Fine. as NEW. Item #8522
New copy of this long out of print work from Stegner. First work from the man who cast a long shadow over the literature and the mythology of the west during the latter half of the twentieth century. Stegner wrote this when he was an English insructor at the University of Utah, and desperate for a raise and a little recognition. This work would eventually lead him to John Wesley Powell and the early USGS surveys, and culminating in the publication of "Beyond the Hundredth Meridian". Stegner's influence on American writers is enormous. The litany of writers who attended Stegner's acclaimed writing program at Stanford reads like a who's who of American literature: Abbey, Kesey, McMurtry, Gaines, Berry, Carver, Pinsky, Wolfe, Stone, Olsen and others.