Literary Nevada: Writings from the Silver State (Western Literature Series)

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The first comprehensive literature anthology of Nevada with over 200 selections from traditional Native American tales to contemporary writings on contemporary environmental concerns.

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Cheryll Glotfelty is associate professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she teaches courses in Nevada literature and has won many teaching awards. She coedited The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology and has published essays in scholarly journals, edited collections, and reference works.

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 “This book is a wonderful gift to Nevada’s people, to westerners in general, and to a confused nation seeking to understand its roots. It’s full of vivid, compelling storytelling that can lead readers to an imaginative understanding of Nevada and western life and literature as they have evolved. This is a very special defining book. We inhabit our own nation, and its literature is beginning to get due recognition. This book will be an important part of that movement.” --William Kittredge, editor of The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology.

"In the best sense of the word, this hefty book is a sampler of what literary fare the state offers. It is obvious that this sampler is also an advertisementfor a feast." -- Western American Literature (Lawrence I. Berkove Western American Literature)

"Literary Nevada is a very fine anthology. It will be of interest to the scholar, the general reader, students in high school and college classrooms, and to tourists. It is beyond me how anyone could read this volume and not head out, forthwith, on Nevada's loneliest of roads." — ISLE (David Robertson ISLE)

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