The Portable Western Reader

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William Kittredge
Penguin Books, 1997 - Fiction - 600 pages
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The American West is as varied in its inhabitants as in its landforms. Yet what has come to stand for "Western" writing is the myth of the wagon train and the lone gunman. In the Portable Wester Reader, William Kittredge has assembled stories, poems, essays, and excerpts that transcend the Western myth and explore the vast range of Western experience. With selections from more than seventy authors, and an introduction and headnotes by William Kittredge. The Portable Western Reader redefines the Western literary landscape.

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This original paperback anthology is jam-packed with good reading. Part 1, "Ancient Stories," shows the evolution of Native American storytelling from the early legends to contemporary stories and ... Read full review


Ancient Stories
Catharine McClellan
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About the author (1997)

William Kittredge grew up on a cattle ranch in southeastern Oregon. He taught creative writing at the University of Montana for twenty-nine years and retired as Regents Professor of English. He now lives in Missoula, Montana.

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