Unfolding Beauty: Celebrating California's Landscapes

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Terry Beers
Santa Clara University, Jan 1, 2000 - History - 403 pages
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Cultural Writing. California, the Golden State, conjures up a multitude of images: rolling oak-dotted hills, vast desert landscapes, rugges coastal strands, towering Sierra peaks, fertile valleys, glacial lakes, redwood forest, and more. In UNFOLDING BEAUTY, the astounding variety and beauty of Californai are reflected not only in the works of authors like John Muir, John Steinbeck, Wallace Stegner, and Robinson Jeffers, but also in surprising and provocative selections from writers such as Jack Karouac, Norman Mailer, Joan Didion, Aldous Huxley, and Charled Bukowski. Reading UNFOLDING BEAUTY is like attending an idyllic banquet, where one after another the eloquent guests -- from Mary Austin to Gary Soto -- toast Califronia's varied landscapes with descriptions that are themselves the feast -- Rebecca Solnit.

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Unfolding Beauty: Celebrating California's Landscapes (California Legacy Book)

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Unfolding Beauty focuses on the state's natural world. Editor Beers (English, Santa Clara Univ.) selects writings that take California as its subject and setting. The book is divided into seven parts ... Read full review

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Terry Beers is a professor of writing and literature at Santa Clara University. He serves as the general editor of Heyday's California Legacy series (co-published by Santa Clara University.

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