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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There's probably no really fair or adequate way to review a book like THE PORTABLE WESTERN READER, so let me just say I have been enjoying it tremendously, sampling random pieces from it aperiodically ... Read full review

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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


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About the author (1997)

Richard Hugo was for many years the director of the creative writing program at the University of Montana, Missoula Campus. He received the Theodore Roethke Memorial Prize and was twice nominated for the National Book Award.

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