Collected Stories of Wallace Stegner


Collected Stories of Wallace Stegner Short Story
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Product Description

Presents a selection of stories that includes "He Who Spits at the Sky," "The Women of the Wall," "Pop Goes the Alley Cat," "The View from the Balcony," and "The Wolfer"

Editorial Reviews

Stegner is best known for his epic novels of the American West--books such as the Pulitzer Prize-winning Angle of Repose (1971)--but in his younger years he was a prolific short story writer. Like the novels, Stegner's stories are traditional in style and typically look back with nostalgic longing to a nobler period of America's past. However, since most of these works were written in the Thirties, Forties, and Fifties, the ``present'' Stegner condemns is itself impossibly old-fashioned, and his anti-modern bias seems a bit ridiculous. Some of the stories in this collection are simply museum pieces, but several retain their vitality, notably ``The Sweetness of the Twisted Apples,'' ``The City of the Living,'' and ``The Volunteer.'' Recommended for larger fiction collections.-- Edward B. St. John, Loyola Law Sch., Los Angeles Copyright 1990 Cahners Business Information.

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