By Wallace Stegner
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New York: Random House, 1987. Marking the Sparrow’s Fall: Wallace Stegner’s American West. Edited by Page Stegner. New York: Henry Holt, 1999. Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West. New York: Random House, 1992. Wolf Willow: A History, a Story, and a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier. New York: Viking, 1962. BIOGRAPHY AND INTERVIEWS Benson, Jackson J. Wallace Stegner: His Life and Work. New York: Viking, 1996. , ed. Conversations with Wallace Stegner on Western History and Literature.
That, in turn, led him to look for the sort of narrator that had “tunnel vision,” frequently focused on the past and thinking about the present in terms of the past. The perfect model for what became his narrator, Lyman Ward, presented itself to him in the person of Norman Foerster, Stegner’s dissertation adviser at the University of Iowa, who had come to the Stanford campus to retire. Foerster, unfortunately, had been struck by a disease that had paralyzed his legs. With some sorrow about what had happened to his old friend, Stegner nevertheless put himself into Foerster’s ptace—how would he, a largely immobile literary historian, view the world?
A. , 1971 Published by arrangement with Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc. Published in Penguin Books 1992 This edition with an introduction by Jackson J. Benson published in Penguin Books 2000 Copyright @ Wallace Stegner, 1971 Introduction copyright © Jackson J. Benson, 2000 All rights reserved PUBLISHER’S NOTE This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.