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Growing up Western

Backes, Clarus (editor)

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ISBN 10: 0394573935 / ISBN 13: 9780394573939
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1990
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Growing up Western

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Seven well-known Western writers, all now in their eighties, describe their experiences growing up in the West in the early part of the twentieth century.

From Library Journal:

This excellent but slim volume gives seven Western writers in their 70s and 80s the opportunity to tell the story of their formative years in the West. Dee Brown, A.B. Guthrie Jr., David Lavender, Wright Morris, and Wallace Stegner are all best-selling authors, while Frank Waters has written over 25 books including a number of classics on southwestern Indians. The last writer, Clyde Rice, has only three books to his credit (he just started publishing in 1984), but he fits in well. Growing Up Western is similar in tone to Larry McMurtry's fine In a Narrow Grave (Encino Pr., 1968) in its evocation of place. The only criticisms: author bibliographies are lacking, and the book is too short. Fortunately, all of these authors have written autobiographies or autobiographical novels. Quick and enjoyable to read, this is sure to be popular in public libraries. Also recommended for literary and Western Americana collections. BOMC alternate.
-Patrick J. Brunet, Univ. of Wisconsin-La Crosse Lib.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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