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He is in his fifties, at odds with his wife and very ill. I remember when you said you were putting it on your list a year or so ago, shortly after m book group had read it. You yearned backward a good part of your life, and that produced another sort of Doppler Effect.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. It is like being immersed in an orchestration of grand music that dips and swells as a compelling story unfolds.

I just coul I read this book based largely on the Goodreads reviews. I believe in time, as they did, and in the life chronological rather than in the life existential. The last brightness of already-gone day burned darkly on a cloud that went slate-color as she watched.

Dec 12, Steve rated it it was amazing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Was the writing not brilliant in parts? Stegner for your gift and forgive me for being so late in accepting it. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I hear it as it was now and as it is then.


And if you’re an engineer, please feel free to correct my misunderstanding of the term. This is probably the finest account I have ever read about the awakening of the West.

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Civilizations grow by agreements and accommodations and accretions, not by repudiations. Why do you think Stegner chose this term for the title of his novel? For lack of a keystone, the false arch may be as much as one can expect in this life. The book actually ends in Grass Valley, Ca.

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There must be some other possibility than death or lifelong penance, said the Ellen Ward of my dream, the woman I hate and fear. I am ready to move on now to something different. View all 15 comments. Explore the Home Gift Guide. The Reminiscences of Mary Hallock Footewas published in a year after Stegner published Angle of Reposefor which he received the Pulitzer in Of course, Goodreads reviewers also know the pressure involved in justifying the choice.

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The deeply layered novel catches my breath; a novel to treasure, to read again and again. What impressed me was how Stegner had an affective radar attuned to the sensibilities of women. Simply because I wasn’t settled with the way the relationships in the book resolved does not mean I can not give credit to the author for a masterpiece.


Angle of Repose

There is not a tree, nothing but sage. Angle of Repose shines a light into a dark corner that exists within all but the most enlightened among us and Stegner unburdens his literary soul within these pages in a way that lesser writers fear.

The Changing American West Paperback. The book is beautifully written and thought provoking. Suddenly around chapter 5, she starts saying “thee” for no apparent reason and most often reverts to plain ol’ “you”.

This second level of narrative takes up the majority of the book and is drawn from the real life accounts of Arthur and Mary Hallock Foote. Dec 23, Algernon rated it it was amazing Shelves: They had intersected for years, for more than shegner especially would ever admit.

I believe in Time, as they did, and in the life chronological rather than in the life existential. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?