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The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology.

Kittredge, William & Smith, Annick.

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ISBN 10: 0917298160 / ISBN 13: 9780917298165
Published by Montana Historical Society, 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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NF/NF 1st edition. Inscribed by Kittredge to his father. "For Oscar/Christmas 1988/Love, Your Son/William Kittredge (Bill). His father's ownership signature has been inked out on the first end-paper. Additionally signed by Richard Ford at his contribution. Bookseller Inventory # 6516

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Title: The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology.

Publisher: Montana Historical Society

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Synopsis:

This book is an anthology of some of the greatest stories and storytellers of the American West. Through eight chapters and over 800 pages, 150 writers present scores of myths, stories, poems, essays, and journals that document Montana’s significant literary tradition. The selections range from pre-white Indian days to the present, and, taken as a whole, they offer a powerful microcosm of the entire western experience.

The chapters, each prefaced by an original essay, progress chronologically from myths and tales of the Indian people to accounts of exploration and the fur trade, followed by the mining and stockmen’s frontiers, the agricultural and small town experience, as well as a special chapter on Butte--the richest hill on earth.

Contemporary chapters take up the emergence of the modern West in the middle years of the twentieth century as well as the renaissance of western literature in contemporary fiction and poetry. These chapters include many authors who have earned national reputations in fiction, poetry, and criticism, but they also include many younger writers whose careers are just beginning.

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The Last Best Place includes over 230 stories, poems, reminiscences, and reports written by 140 men and women. The book is divided into eight sections with introductory essays by William Bevis, Mary Blew, William Kittredge, William Lang, Richard Roeder, Annick Smith, and James Welch.

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