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    Wallace Stegner
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A superb novel with an amplitude of scale and richness of detail altogether uncommon in contemporary fiction. The Atlantic Monthly.

A superb novel with an amplitude of scale and richness of detail altogether uncommon in contemporary fiction.

Angle of Repose' by Wallace Stegner and 9 other great ideas for your book club (or just personal reading list). Angle of Repose' by Wallace Stegner. He was one of the great contemporary Western writers - I read this years ago and remains in my Top. An American masterpiece and iconic novel of the West by National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Wallace Stegner-a deeply moving narrative of one family and the traditions of our national past.

In 1972, Wallace Earle Stegner won a Pulitzer Prize for Angle of Repose (1971), a novel about a wheelchair-bound man's recreation of his New England grandmother's experience in a late nineteenth-century frontier town. Stegner was born on February 18, 1909 in Lake Mills, Iowa

In 1972, Wallace Earle Stegner won a Pulitzer Prize for Angle of Repose (1971), a novel about a wheelchair-bound man's recreation of his New England grandmother's experience in a late nineteenth-century frontier town. Stegner was born on February 18, 1909 in Lake Mills, Iowa. He was an American novelist, short story writer, environmentalist, and historian; he has been called "The Dean of Western Writers". He also won the US National Book Award in 1977 for The Spectator Bird.

Angle of Repose is a 1971 novel by Wallace Stegner about a wheelchair-using historian, Lyman Ward, who has lost connection with his son and living family and decides to write about his frontier-era grandparents. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1972. The novel is directly based on the letters of Mary Hallock Foote, later published as A Victorian Gentlewoman in the Far West.

Items related to Angle of Repose (Contemporary American Fiction). Wallace Stegner was born in 1909 in Lake Mills, Iowa. Stegner, Wallace Angle of Repose (Contemporary American Fiction). ISBN 13: 9780140169300. The son of Scandinavian immigrants, he traveled with his parents and brother all over the West-to North Dakota, Washington, Saskatchewan, Montana, and Wyoming-before settling in Salt Lake City in 1921. Many of the landscapes he encountered in his peripatetic youth figure largely in his work, as do characters based on his stern father and athletic, outgoing brother. Stegner received most of his education in Utah, graduating from the University in 1930.

Angle of Repose is Wallace Stegner’s masterpiece, the crown jewel in a multifaceted writing career. Often mentioned by critics as one of the most important American novels of the twentieth century, it alone should ensure Stegner’s reputation. From the time he finished his P. in 1935 to his death in 1993, he published some fifty-eight short stories, a dozen novels, two histories, two biographies, a memoir-history, and five collections of essays. In a Chronicle poll of best nonfiction books, his John Wesley Powell biography, Beyond the Hundredth Meridian, was listed number tw.

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1972, Angle of Repose) National Book Award for Fiction (1977, The Spectator Bird). Wallace Stegner and the American West. Stegner's novel Angle of Repose (first published by Doubleday in early 1971) won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1972. It was based on the letters of Mary Hallock Foote (first published in 1972 by Huntington Library Press as the memoir A Victorian Gentlewoman in the Far West)  .

This page contains details about the Fiction book Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner published in 1971. This book is the 818th greatest Fiction book of all time as determined by thegreatestbooks. Angle of Repose tells the story of Lyman Ward, a retired professor of history and author of books about the Western frontier, who returns to his ancestral home of Grass Valley, California, in the Sierra Nevada.

Angle of Repose book Wallace Stegner’s Pulitzer Prize winner from 1972 is my most recent example.

Angle of Repose book. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1972, this book is considered by some to be Stegner’s masterpiece. Wallace Stegner’s Pulitzer Prize winner from 1972 is my most recent example. So what makes this one so good?

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Wallace Stegner's Pultizer Prize-winning novel is a story of discovery—personal, historical, and geographical. Confined to a wheelchair, retired historian Lyman Ward sets out to write his grandparents' remarkable story, chronicling their days spent carving civilization into the surface of America's western frontier. But his research reveals even more about his own life than he's willing to admit. What emerges is an enthralling portrait of four generations in the life of an American family.

Several years ago I set out to read the 100 best novels ever written. Using a series of lists available on the internet I have now woven my way through 102 great novels. The "Angle of Repose" was on most of these lists and in my opinion it should be on all of them. Before I begin my review, let me state my bias. There is a huge difference between a book and a novel. A book is (generally) a fast paced and entertaining story. It may deal with geopolitics, romance, horror, murder, or any other topic you can think of. It's primary purpose, though, is to entertain. A novel on the other hand is written with a purpose beyond story telling. It exists to reveal something about the world, the heart, or the human condition. A truly great novel takes this a step further and allows the reader's heart to experience vicariously the heart condition or lesson it is written to convey. In short, it opens the window on the human soul and allows the reader to see in.

In this sense, "Angle of Repose" is truly a great novel. It is not a great book in the sense that the reader will rapidly turn the page to find out what happens next. It is not intended to dazzle the reader and carry them rapidly from one entertaining experience to the next. Instead, it seeks to immerse the reader in small slices of the characters routine existence until the reader fully grasps the nature of the characters and the challenges they face. Using a style that is unique the author poses as an author reconstructing his grandmother's life from her collected letters and articles. Thus, both the author and the reader know that her fate is already set even though as the protagonist, she does not know it. This gives the entire book a kind of sad and nostalgic feel as she lives out a predetermined existence that she is not privy to. It is like someone reflecting back over their life even before they have lived it. It is a very powerful literary effect. I often found myself wanting to cry as I turned the pages because I could see where things were heading even when the characters could not. I wanted things to be different than they were, but knew they would not, could not be.

This is not only one of the finest historical novels ever written concerning real life in the old west, it is also one of the most soul stirring books I have ever picked up. It deals with some of the deepest issues faced by frail humanity including hardship, failure, unforgiveness, and the fragile nature of the human soul. If you want an entertaining page turning story, this is probably not the book for you. If you want a glimpse into the human soul, this is it. One of the finest novels I have read, and I've read some good ones.
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I read Angle of Repose shortly after it was published and it remains one of my favorite books of all time; not only for the richness of the tale and Stegner's brilliant writing, but for its lucid analysis of two failed marriages separated by two generations - the narrator's own and that of his grandparents in the Gold Rush era.

The novel opens as retired historian, Larry Ward, is setting about writing an account of his grandparents' lives and failed marriage. Acrimoniously divorced himself from his own wife, he learns in the process of writing that, in fact, he is really writing about marriage and marital infidelities.

"What really interests me," he tells his son, "is how two such unlike particles clung together, and under what strains, rolling downhill into their future until they reached the angle of repose where I knew them."

The story of Ward's grandparents in the Western frontier is both richly romantic and heartbreakingly tragic. In short, Angle of Repose is an elegantly delivered, old-fashioned page turner. The novel's take-away -- that forgiveness and unconditional love are essential for a marriage to work -- is one we all can benefit from.
Wallace Stegner, one of the greatest writers of our generation, creates in The Angle of Repose a timeless saga of promise, the endless repercussions of our choices, grand adventure, the many kinds of love, the nature and complexities of the human heart, and the whole process of BECOMING who we ultimately end up being. Set against the enormous landscapes of the American West, the land itself a character, the tale chronicles the lives of a beautiful and enormously talented woman who marries a man of genius and purpose. Their love, their enormous differences, their compromises, the man who comes between them--and the ending which will crush your heart and shatter your senses, surely is a book that gets right at the center of what it means to be a human being, the choices we make, and the lives we live after.
Set up as a frame story, the novel is also about the man who chronicles this history of his forebearers--and the ultimate healing that his research allows him to find. A GREAT read, compelling, irresistible, The Angle of Repose explores our drive to discover and create, as it refuses to divide its characters from their greatness OR their flaws. The deeply layered novel catches my breath; a novel to treasure, to read again and again. Of all Stegner's of Stegner's novels, each a powerful masterpiece, this is the one you do not want to miss!
Less than a quarter through it and I think it is brilliant. Where has this been all my life, I wonder - primarily on the west coast, I imagine, and me here, an easterner. About one reviewer who dinged the story for not turning how she thought it should - boo hoo - it's not a biography, it's a novel, meaning the author can write it however he wants, and I'm sure he did not intend this or any of his work for the fans of romance novels ... however, kudos for trying to reach outside your comfort level. The characters in this are realistic and imperfect, with authentic personalities; the settings, from east to west, beautifully drawn and very easy to see in your mind as you read or listen to this book. Now I wonder, with this saga being held in such high esteem, why on earth hasn't it been serialized by Amazon Prime? It has all the drama, history, and colorful locales needed for some very binge-worthy viewing.
This is a long and inresting saga of the arly west (1800's) told through the letters of a strong Quaker woman from the East who marries a miing engineer. There is romance, drama, hardship, triumph, and traded and it is a great story. Wallace Stegner is a know for his writing about the West, in particular. He won the Pulitzer Prized for this book. Takes a while to get thorough it, and a little while to get adjusted to the person telling the story, and the people who ae the subject of the story, but worth it in the end.