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LITERARY INTERVIEWS.

LITERARY INTERVIEWS.

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1 STEGNER, WALLACE; ETULAIN, RICHARD W. Stegner: Conversations On History And Literature.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 1996. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Wallace Stegner, a major American novelist and conservationist, is interviewed by Etulain, a renowned Western scholar, in a series of discussions. Originally published in 1983 and entitled Conversations with Wallace Stegner on Western History and Literature, this book is the ultimate Stegner interview. New foreword by Stewart Udall. Wallace Stegner (1903-1993) was the author of many books of fiction and non-fiction, including the National Book Award-winning The Spectator Bird (1976) and Crossing to Safety. Angle of Repose won the Pulitzer Prize in 1971. Richard W. Etulain is professor emeritus of history at the University of New Mexico. Past president of both the Western Literature and the Western History Associations, he lives in Portland, Oregon. "Richard Etulain has put together a masterful interview. His Stegner is an excellent measure of not only Stegner himself, but of the West generally. You can turn to this work for Stegner's assessment of his writing, especially of The Big Rock Candy Mountain (1943) and of Angle of Repose (1971), which get full chapters. But there is also information on Stegner's formative years in Canada and Montana, his life among the Mormons, his academic career, and his work to protect the wilderness. At the end, there seems hardly a stone of Stegner's that remains unturned." —Western American Literature "Almost every page of the book is studded with strikingly-phrased, thought-provoking comments by Stegner." —Richard Maxwell Brown, Oregon Historical Quarterly, Winter 1984 "The book is spontaneous, open, informal, and engaging. It is the kind of book that will appeal not only to Stegner devotees, but to those interested in the views of a knowledgeable commentator." —Utah Holiday, March 1984 "Stegner consititutes a model for effective oral history." —Pacific Northwest "Wallace Stegner is a regional writer and thinker in the very best sense of the term. Never bound by narrow provincialism, he uses the American West as his springboard to wide-ranging and perceptive thoughts about all of contemporary civilization. He is indeed a twentieth-century literary figure of universal stature, as this book shows." —New Mexico Historical Review 
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