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AuthorRonald, Ann, 1939-
TitleReader of the purple sage [electronic resource] : essays on Western writers and environmental literature / Ann Ronald ; foreward by Melody Graulich
Imprint Reno : University of Nevada Press, c2003
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Descript xviii, 248 p. ; 24 cm


Nevada writers of the purple sage -- The Tonopah ladies -- Reno : myth, mystique, or madness? -- Idah Meacham Strobridge : the second Mary Austin? -- Walter Van Tilburg Clark's brave bird, 'Hook' -- The Nevada scene through Edward Abbey's eyes -- Other Western writers of the purple sage -- Introduction to a lady's life in the Rocky Mountains -- A Montana maturity -- Introduction to This land is bright -- Shane's pale ghost -- Company for a lonesome dove -- Stegner and stewardship -- The purple sage -- Environmental journalism -- Western literature and natural resources -- Kingdom, phylum, class, order : twentieth-century American nature writer -- Raising the bar -- Afterword from words for the wild -- Ghosts from Earthtones

American literature -- West (U.S.) -- History and criticism Natural history literature -- West (U.S.) -- History Authors American -- Homes and haunts -- West (U.S.) West (U.S.) -- Intellectual life West (U.S.) -- In literature Nature in literature Electronic books.


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