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Essential Mary Austin: A Selection of Mary Austins Best Writing

Mary Austin

Published October 1st 2006
ISBN : 9781597140430
Paperback
219 pages
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Cultural Writing. Essays. Opinionated and widely regarded as a genius, Mary Austin was a member of the literary elite, counting presidents and famous writers as friends, and yet her writings are most often down to earth. Whether chronicling theMoreCultural Writing. Essays. Opinionated and widely regarded as a genius, Mary Austin was a member of the literary elite, counting presidents and famous writers as friends, and yet her writings are most often down to earth. Whether chronicling the unforgiving, yet inspiring desert in THE LAND OF LITTLE RAIN, translating California Indian tales, or describing the behavior of San Franciscans during an earthquake, Austins writings were always rooted in place, capturing the spirit of California with purity and grace. In language that is as lush as the Mojave after the spring rains and as precise as the sheep-shearers art, Mary Austins writing is forever fresh.