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by Page Stegner,Wallace Stegner

eBook Wolf Willow: A History, a Story, and a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) epub
  • ISBN: 0141185015
  • Author: Page Stegner,Wallace Stegner
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics (December 1, 2000)
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • ePUB size: 1270 kb
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Stegner received most of his education in Utah, graduating from the University in 1930. Stegner covers stories from his own childhood, but spends much of the book on the psychology of both the frontier west and the great plains.

Stegner received most of his education in Utah, graduating from the University in 1930. He furthered his education at the University of Iowa, where he received a master's and a doctoral degree. What kind of people settled these area, why did they come, and how did that fantastic landscape and climate affect them? If you are a fan of Stegner's writing you won't be disappointed. If you'd like some understanding of the settling of the Great Plains of the . and Canada, you won't find a more readable or insightful work.

Set in Cypress Hills in southern Saskatchewan, where Stegner's family homesteaded from 1914 to 1920, Wolf Willow: A History, a Story & a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier brings to life both the pioneer Wallace Stegner weaves together fiction and nonfiction, history and impressions, childhood remembrance and adult reflections in this unusual portrait of his boyhood.

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Stegner, Wallace Earle, 1909-. Wolf Willow did not start out to be a reiminiscence of unshel tered childhood, or for that matter the story of a final frontier. Wolf Willow : a history, a story, and a memory of the last Plains frontier, Wallace. Stegner ; with an introduction by Page Stegner. p. c. (Penguin twentieth-century classics). Includes bibliographical references. eISBN : 978-1-101-15366-6. 1. Frontier and pioneer life-Cypress Hills Region (Alta. I had some kind of half-assed notion that I wanted to do a study in village democracy, focusing on three very different places. One was Saskatchewan, where I had spent my boyhood.

Wallace Stegner weaves together fiction and nonfiction, history and impressions .

Wallace Stegner weaves together fiction and nonfiction, history and impressions, childhood remembrance and adult reflections in this unusual portrait of his boyhood. The author of this delightful book, one of America's most distinguished writers, states that it is "A History, a Story, and a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier", and it follows this subtitle exactly. The question mark in the circle.

Wallace Stegner weaves together fiction and nonfiction, history and .

Wallace Stegner weaves together fiction and nonfiction, history and impressions, childhood remembrance and adult reflections in this unusual portrait of hi. .The final section of the book returns to Stegner's memories of the town and the homestead, ending with his family's departure for Montana. Stegner lived at a time and in a place where a person born in the 20th century could still experience something of the sweep of history that transformed the American plains.

Wallace Stegner weaves together fiction and nonfiction, history and impressions, childhood remembrance . Set in Cypress Hills in southern Saskatchewan, where Stegner's family homesteaded from 1914 to 1920, Wolf Willow brings to life both the pioneer community and the magnificent landscape that surrounds it. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. A History, a Story, and a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier

Wallace Stegner weaves together fiction and nonfiction, history and impressions, childhood remembrance and adult reflections in this unusual portrait o.A History, a Story, and a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Wallace Stegner weaves together fiction and nonfiction, history and impressions, childhood remembrance and adult reflections in this unusual portrait of his boyhood. Set in Cypress Hills in southern Saskatchewan, where Stegner's family homesteaded from 1914 to 1920, Wolf Willow brings to life both the pioneer community and the magnificent landscape that surrounds it.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Comments: (7)
Unh
If you are a fan of Stegner, you will probably like this book. It did take me a little bit to get into it, as the first chapters read more like a history book than an actual tale. Once I was hooked though I couldn't put it down. The tale of the storm/cattle drive of 1906 is worth the price of admission! I was actually very cold reading this part. The slow amble, the characters and story line are indeed a pleasant reminder of how hard these first pioneers really had to work, just to survive. Stegner really makes you feel like you are part of the history. If the history books in my formative school years had been half this interesting, I could've been a real scholar. Definite winner.
Kaim
Like many other reviewers of Wolf Willow, I am amazed by how this book speaks to me. Probably my deep enjoyment arises from reminiscing about my own childhood.... an experience of a much simpler life and time. A time of creeks and turtles, hundreds of hummingbirds massed on a giant azalea patch falling over the creek, playing with the children of sharecroppers, etc. Wolf Willow brought me back to that stunning time of my own childhood and amazement that Mr. Stegner was able to raise a simple life to such lively interest.
SadLendy
Wolf Willow is Wallace Stegner's "memoir" of his youth in Saskatchewan nearly a century ago, a narrative augmented by his gripping reconstruction of the vicissitudes of a landscape hard and hostile towards those who sought to subdue and settle it. You'll find the heart of his account in the back-to-back chapters entitled "Genesis" and "Carrion Spring," which stand as irrefutable witness to the lucid style which won Stegner his Pulitzer.

My recommendation: if parts of this tale seem, on occasion, thick and ploddy, isolate those two chapters and have a rigorous go at their 100 pages. Here you'll discover the rhythms of Stegner's poetic prose as you meet trapper Schultz (with"his passionate taciturnity" behind eyes "gray as agates"), along with his Russian wolfhounds (his alter egos), along with his pimply-faced kid, as feral and menacing as the old man. Here you'll encounter Rusty and Ray and their cohorts in a winter "wilderness [that] howled in all its voices," listen to "the faint dark monotone of wolves," and glimpse "a horn of moon declining toward the western horizon," above men trapped in harshest circumstance, "welded and riveted into a society of friends and brothers."

In the end, Wolf Willow will expose you to a time and trek of epic desolation and perdurable haunting, under the guidance of a writer so mesmerizing and compelling that long after you've put down his book you'll find yourself unable to put down his story.

J. Michael Thompson
[email protected]
Sept. 30, 2013
White gold
Wallace Stegner, the inveterate fiction/non-fiction writer of western America, is at his best with this autobiographical account of his six years (aged 10 to 16)living with his family in south-central Saskatchewan, Canada with frequent visits to north-central Montana in the period of the "closing of the Canadian Frontier" with thrashing machines replacing short-horn/long-horn cattle drives from Canada to the US and vice-versa. Stegner's eye for details and the nuances of life on the Canadian/American praries is never failing in capturing both the people and the times (1910-16)particularly his novella half way through his autobiographical memories of the great blizzard of 1907 and the last cattle drive from French River to Montana through the eyes of a benighted English gentlemen hellbent on learning about cowboy life first hand. The book, named for a yellow bush found along river banks in Canada and Montana, and known for its distinctive pleasing fragrance, is a tour de force of the continental Great Plains and life on the turn of the century prairie Canada. An excellent companion to Willa Cather's quasi-biographical O, Pioneers!
Windworker
Wallace Stegner is known as a "western" author, and this book gives insight into why that is true. Stegner covers stories from his own childhood, but spends much of the book on the psychology of both the frontier west and the great plains. What kind of people settled these area, why did they come, and how did that fantastic landscape and climate affect them? If you are a fan of Stegner's writing you won't be disappointed. If you'd like some understanding of the settling of the Great Plains of the U.S. and Canada, you won't find a more readable or insightful work.
Mojar
One of my favorite Stegner books. The map at the beginning of the book is invaluable and Stegner's research is impressive. He captures the time & place with skill and expertise. Interesting to note that he & Ivan Doig are young boys in the same general area of Montana and the Canadian border. I was able to locate places on Stegner's map that showed up in Nocturnal Prairie by Doig. Both of these authors have a clarity in their writing syle that is mesmorizing and refreshing to me.
Anardred
When they say "a history, a story, and a memory," they mean just that. It is all three, and it is excellent. One wonders at the beginning just what is going to happen and where it might be going. But just wait . . .

By the time you're finished, you will agree you've just encountered another fantastic voyage with Wallace Stegner.
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