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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Book Description University of Nevada Press, Reno, 2008. Softcover. Book Condition: New. 898 pages. Softcover. New book. NEVADA. Over 200 writings about Nevada with selections from Native American tales to contemporary writings on urban experience and environmental concerns. The state of Nevada embodies paradox and contradictionÑhome to one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation and to isolated ranches scattered across a sparsely populated backcountry. Nevada is a place where the lust for sudden wealth has prompted both wild mining booms and glittering casinos, and where forbidding atomic test sites coexist with alluring tourist meccas. The variety and distinctiveness of Nevada's landscape and peoples have inspired writers from the beginning of immigrant contact with the region. This contact has produced abundant literary wealth that includes the rich oral traditions of Native American peoples and an amazing spectrum of contemporary voices. Literary Nevada is the first comprehensive literary anthology of Nevada. It contains over 200 selections ranging from traditional Native American tales, explorers' and emigrants' accounts, and writing from the Comstock Lode and other mining boomtowns, as well as compelling fiction, poetry, and essays from throughout the state's history. There is work by well-known Nevada writers such as Sarah Winnemucca, Mark Twain, and Robert Laxalt, by established and emerging writers from all parts of the state, and by some nonresident authors whose work illuminates important facets of the Nevada experience. The book includes cowboy poetry, travel writing, accounts of nuclear Nevada, narratives about rural life and urban life in Las Vegas and Reno, poetry and fiction from the state's best contemporary writers, and accounts of the special beauty of wild Nevada's mountains and deserts. Editor Cheryll Glotfelty provides insightful introductions to each section and author. The book also includes a photo gallery of selected Nevada writers and a generous list of suggested further readings. Nevada has inspired an exceptionally rich panorama of fine writing and a dazzling array of literary voices. The selections in Literary Nevada will engage and delight readers while revealing the complex and exciting diversity of the state's history, people, and life. Cheryll Glotfelty is associate professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno and a CASE-Carnegie Professor of the Year for Nevada. She has published many essays on western writers and Nevada literature and is coeditor of The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology (1996). "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." ÑWilliam Kittredge, editor of The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology "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." ÑISLE "Ambitious and impressive in its reach, this anthology should prove at once enjoyable and educational, not just for native or transplanted Nevadans or students in the state itself, but also for those interested in the American Southwest or West in a broad sense." ÑSouthwestern American Literature (Key Words: Cheryll Glotfelty, Native American Tales Of Nevada, Urban Experience & Environmental Concerns In Nevada, Sarah Winnemucca, Mark Twain, Robert Laxalt). book. Bookseller Inventory # 84490X1

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