Chapter 31. “I have never recovered from the country”: The American West of Wallace Stegner

  1. Charles L. Crow
  1. Richard H. Cracroft

Published Online: 10 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470999080.ch32

A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America

A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America

How to Cite

Cracroft, R. H. (2007) “I have never recovered from the country”: The American West of Wallace Stegner, in A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America (ed C. L. Crow), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470999080.ch32

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631226314

Online ISBN: 9780470999080

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Keywords:

  • wallace stegner;
  • literary american west;
  • the great gatsby;
  • the big rock candy mountain;
  • wolf willow: a history

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Growing Up Western

  • Defining the West: Aridity and Space

  • Regional Characteristics: The Individual vs. the Community

  • Tracing Regional Characteristics: Optimism, Hope, and Responsibility

  • Regional Characteristics: Defining and Using “a personal and possessed past”

  • Bearing Witness for the Land

  • The Legacy of Wallace Stegner

  • Conclusion: Beyond Westernness