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The Selected Letters of Wallace Stegner

Edited by Page Stegner

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November 18, 2008 | Paperback | 5.7 x 8.4, 420 pages | ISBN 9781582434469
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Wallace Stegner, winner of the 1972 Pulitzer Prize, was the author of 13 novels and five collections of short stories, as well as the founder of Stanford University’s creative writing program. This collection of a lifetime of Stegner’s letters provides a long-awaited look into the life and mind of one of our most important writers. Edited by his son Page, Stegner’s expansive correspondence shows him not only as a lauded educator and author but also as a man who never stopped learning, never stopped questioning and pushing deeper into the foundation of who he was and where he was from.

About Wallace Stegner

WALLACE STEGNER taught at the University of Wisconsin, Harvard University, and Stanford University, where he founded the creative writing program and taught such writers as Wendell Berry, Ken Kesey, and Larry McMurtry. He also served as special assistant to Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall, where he helped define modern environmental policy. He died in 1993 at the age of 84. PAGE STEGNER is a well-known nature writer, historian, essayist, and professor emeritus of American Literature at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He lives in New Mexico.

"[F]rames the portrait of an engaged man, a man with a sense of humor, thoughtful and extremely vulnerable."

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