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The Nature of the Place: A Study of Great Plains Fiction

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The Great Plains has long been fertile ground for literature. The Nature of the Place is a comprehensive study of novels and stories by such Plains writers as Willa Cather, Wright Morris, Mari Sandoz, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Frederick Manfred, Wallace Stegner, and Bess Streeter Aldrich. Throughout, Diane Dufva Quantic is aware of the region’s collective social and cultural h ...more
Hardcover, 203 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by University of Nebraska Press
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Alright in terms of a survey of works and approaches, but rather ungrounded and unwilling to assemble any framework for connecting the different approaches it cites.
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One of the best books about books I've read. Essential reading for Great Plains writers. ...more
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