| Share
 

Wallace Stegner

Stegner, Wallace, 1909–93, American writer, b. Lake Mills, Iowa, grad. Univ. of Utah (1930). He wrote perceptively of the American West in short stories, e.g., The Woman on the Wall (1950); novellas, e.g., On a Darkling Plain (1940); and novels, e.g., The Big Rock Candy Mountain (1943), Angle of Repose (1971; Pulitzer Prize), and Crossing to Safety (1987). In addition, he wrote a number of biographies. Stegner was also a pioneering conservationist and an influential teacher of writing at Harvard and Stanford.

See biographies by J. J. Benson (1997) and P. L. Fradkin (2008); P. Stegner, ed., The Selected Letters of Wallace Stegner (2008); studies by M. and L. Lewis (1972), A. Arthur, ed. (1982), C. Meine, ed. (1997), J. J. Benson (1998 and 2001), and P. L. Franklin (2008).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Wallace Stegner from Infoplease:

  • Stegner: meaning and definitions - Stegner: Definition and Pronunciation
  • 1977 National Book Awards - 1977 National Book Awards Biography and Autobiography Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist, W. A. ...
  • Iowa - Information on Iowa — economy, government, culture, state map and flag, major cities, points of interest, famous residents, state motto, symbols, nicknames, and other trivia.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1918 His Family, Ernest Poole 1919 The Magnificent Ambersons, Booth ...
  • Top News Stories from 1972 - News stories covering international, U.S., science, financial, entertainment & sports events from 1972. Includes basic U.S., world & economic statistics and links to detailed statistical data

See more Encyclopedia articles on: American Literature: Biographies

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring