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Stegner coaxed ineffable beauty out of the mountains where “grass won’t grow, cats can’t live, chickens won’t lay. Although his fiction deals with many universal themes, Stegner is primarily repoee as a writer of the American West. Scholar and friends mark this Pultizer Prize book as Stegner’s best. The Xngle of Mary Hallock Footewas published in a year after Stegner published Angle of Reposefor which he received the Pulitzer in AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

For Lyman, the past must hold the answers to why his own marriage has failed, why he feels enstanged from rspose children, why he cannot find rest in his own mind.

The descriptions are never conspicuously stylish or artful. S, and even in his home country he seems to remain at the periphery of the collective literary consciousness. Do you think Lyman identifies more with repise grandmother or his grandfather? Epic, eloquent and thought-provoking!

Books by Wallace Stegner. But his research reveals even more about his own life tha Wallace Stegner’s Pultizer Prize-winning novel is a story of discovery—personal, historical, and geographical.


Conflict Clashes were easy to come by when the refined East civilized society met the rough-and-tumble West opportunity. To each of her western homes she strives to bring a sense of gentility and comfort, even in the most rudimentary of circumstances. How do the various aspects of his present situation—i. Lyman Ward, retired historian and scholar, now prostrated in a wheelchair, sets his mind to off the story of his grandparents and their generation, of the many young adventurers who embarked on a non-return trip to the inhospitable Western lands to lay down the foundations of a future civilization in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Angle of Repose

It is not intended to dazzle the reader and carry them rapidly from one entertaining experience to the next. Nothing went well; they always struggled financially and lost money on irrigation schemes. He is in his fifties, at odds with his wife and very ill. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The reputation of Angle of Repose remains strong among readers as well as critics. What held a marriage together for more than sixty years?

They are just wonderfully specific and tactile: Want to Read saving…. How fortunate that choices are so abundant and that I have so many good recommendations from friends on Goodreads. However, when all is said and done, I want more than the feelings I take away from this novel. The book has no plot. He grabbed me by the throat early on and I was hooked in almost the first paragraph: As her husband struggles, often her income becomes the sole support of the family.


We live in time and through it, we build our huts in its ruins, or used to, and we cannot afford all these abandonings. I hear it as it was now and as it is then. It turned out to be a key question. Most of all I was intrigued and enchanted by Susan Ward, by her intelligent and daring eye cast upon the majestic landscapes and colourful people of the frontier, by her determination to maintain the proprieties and the gentility she was accustomed to on the East Coast, even when living in precarious, even dangerous conditions.

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Lyman Ward looses himself in writing about his grandmother, not only to forget about his troubles, but also to anglw himself better. Lyman Ward narrates a century after the fact.

Feb 09, Josh rated it liked it Shelves: Oct 17, Deyanne rated it it was amazing Shelves: Angle of Repose shines a light into a dark corner that exists within all but the most enlightened among us and Stegner unburdens his literary soul within these pages in a way that lesser writers fear.