Wallace Stegner and the American West
University of California Press, Feb 17, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 369 pages
Renowned environmental historian Philip L. Fradkin reveals the Wallace Stegner behind the literary legacy—a generous teacher, conservationist, and man whose early landscapes shaped his life and character. Fradkin chronicles Stegner's formative years, from the raw, desolate plains of Saskatchewan and the canyonlands of Utah to California's Silicon Valley. A lifelong teacher and environmentalist, Stegner inspired countless writers and defended the wilderness against human desecration. In this biography of man, place, and century, Fradkin traces Stegner's life across its many landscapes, and shows us how this child of the fading frontier became the voice, protector, and enduring icon of the West.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - michaelbartley - LibraryThing
I learned a lot about Stegner , not only was he a excellent writer, he was also an excellent teacher. Many of the best post ww 2 writers were taught by him at Sanford. one the more interesting parts ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nemoman - LibraryThing
Benson's biography of Stegner seemed lacking somehow. Fradkin's, however, hits a homerun. Fradkin wisely does not dwell too much on Stegner's childhood which already has been covered in detail by ... Read full review