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Reader Of The Purple Sage: Essays On Western Writers And Environmental Literature
by Ann Ronald
University of Nevada Press, 2003
eISBN: 978-0-87417-558-5 | Paper: 978-0-87417-524-0
Library of Congress Classification PS271.R66 2003
Dewey Decimal Classification 810.9978


Literary scholar Ann Ronald gathers her most notable published essays about Nevada, environmental writing, and Western American literature in one volume. These essays reflect Ronald’s wide-ranging interests. Here are deeply informed, critical essays on writers as diverse as Zane Gray, Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and Terry Tempest Williams, as well as the Tonopah Ladies—a group of literary women who found their voices in the unlikely setting of a mining boomtown—and on such varied topics as the image of Reno in nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction. Included are several recent essays in which Ronald thoughtfully discusses the burgeoning field of environmental writing, some of its principal themes and concerns, and its best-known practitioners.

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