A country in the mind: Wallace Stegner, Bernard De Voto, history, and the American land

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Routledge,
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2000.
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English
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In this beautifully written account, John Thomas details an intimate portrait of the intellectual friendship between two commanding figures of western letters and the early environmental movement--Wallace Stegner and Bernard DeVoto.. The authors of enormously popular works--Stegner most well known for his novels The Big Rock Candy Mountain and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Angle of Repose and DeVoto for his classic history of western exploration, The Course of Empire--they also played important roles in the efforts to stop government and private interests from carving up the vanishing West. Part of the fractious group of public intellectuals at Harvard that included Edmund Wilson, Mary McCarthy, and Arthur Schlesinger, Sr., they saw no contradiction between their literary and political selves and entered the public debate with conviction and passion. Drawing on their writings, personal correspondence, and dozens of articles from the pages of Harper's, where DeVoto was a columnist for years, this illuminating account demonstrates how their concerns for the western environment continue to resonate today.
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subject_facetAmerican fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
American fiction -- West (U.S.) -- History and criticism
Commons -- West (U.S.)
Conservation of natural resources in literature
De Voto, Bernard, -- 1897-1955 -- Criticism and interpretation
De Voto, Bernard, -- 1897-1955 -- Friends and associates
Land use in literature
Landscapes in literature
Literature and history -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century
Stegner, Wallace, -- 1909-1993 -- Criticism and interpretation
Stegner, Wallace, -- 1909-1993 -- Friends and associates
West (U.S.) -- Historiography
West (U.S.) -- In literature
Wilderness areas in literature
title_displayA country in the mind : Wallace Stegner, Bernard De Voto, history, and the American land
title_fullA country in the mind : Wallace Stegner, Bernard De Voto, history, and the American land / John L. Thomas
title_shortA country in the mind
title_subWallace Stegner, Bernard De Voto, history, and the American land
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Commons
Conservation of natural resources in literature
Criticism and interpretation
De Voto, Bernard
Friends and associates
Historiography
History
History and criticism
In literature
Land use in literature
Landscapes in literature
Literature and history
Stegner, Wallace
Wilderness areas in literature