What, according to Wallace Stegner, are the characteristics of the “true West”?
Discuss Stegner’s evocation of western landscape in Angle of Repose.
In which of Stegner’s short stories do problems of personal identity figure prominently?
What is unusual about the point of view in The Big Rock Candy Mountain? What do the shifts in point of view accomplish?
Stegner taught creative writing to Edward Abbey, Wendell Berry, Larry McMurtry, and Raymond Carver, among others. Do these writers share literary qualities that might be attributed to Stegner’s influence?