Wallace Stegner by Jackson J. Benson
His Life and Work

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A chronicle of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Wallace Stegner's life takes the reader from Stegner's prairie childhood in Saskatchewan to his prominence in the environmental movement and literary world. 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo. Tour.
 

About Jackson J. Benson

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Benson was professor of English and American literature at San Diego State University for 31 years until his retirement in 1998.
 
Published November 1, 1996 by Viking Adult. 496 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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(Among his students were Ken Kesey, Edward Abbey, Wendell Berry, and Robert Stone.) Stegner documented his own life so well, in books like the semiautobiographical novel The Big Rock Candy Mountain and Wolf Willow, a blend of history and memoir, that Benson can sometimes add little to the portrai...

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Asked by students what a Pulitzer Prize (which he would win in 1972) would mean to him, he scoffed: ""I'd drink a better brand of bourbon."" Yet he confided to a colleague that he had given up short fiction because ""you can't have a major reputation on the short story."" All of Stegner's conside...

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