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Title The wide open : prose, poetry, and photographs of the prairie / edited by Annick Smith and Susan O'Connor ; Fredericka Hunter and Ian Glennie, photo editors.

Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008.

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Description 1 online resource (200 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Part one: Home on the range: Becoming / Mary Clearman Blew -- Evolution / Judy Blunt -- Excerpts from The death of Jim Loney / James Welch -- No bastion / James Galvin -- A foal / Thomas McGuane -- Grandfather poem. Letter to Richard Hugo. Birthright. Crosscurrent / M.L. Smoker --- To a meadowlark / Jim Harrison -- Portfolio one / Lee Friedlander -- Part two: Hunting and gathering: The bear in the road / Barry Lopez -- Bird hunter / Rick Bass -- Four excerpts from the novella: What the prairie has to say about fly fishing / David James Duncan -- Excerpt from The willow field. Far point / William Kittredge -- A summer journal / Gretel Ehrlich -- Portfolio two / Lois Conner -- Part three: Travels across the plains: Don't fence me in / Jim Harrison -- Excerpt from Crossing the plains with Bruno / Annick Smith -- Empire / Richard Ford -- Portfolio three / Geoffrey James -- Part four: Natural history: An entire heaven and an entire earth / Dan Flores -- Excerpt from: Plains, prairies, and the shining mountains / Peter Matthiessen -- Instructions from a misanthrope's paradise / Richard Manning -- Driving Montana. Distances. High grass prairie. Bear paw / Richard Hugo -- Source acknowledgments -- Contributors.
Summary It is hard to love the high, cold plains of the American West. They are vast and harsh and demanding. And perhaps because they are so hard to love, prairies challenge the imaginative mind and the adventurous heart. The Wide Open reveals how some of the most interesting and accomplished writers and photographers in the country have met that challenge and given the genius of the prairie a vision and a voice. Their stories are as diverse as the tellers, ranging from fiction by Barry Lopez, Richard Ford, and William Kittredge, to the childhood histories of Mary Clearman Blew and Judy Blunt and the.
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Subject American literature -- Montana.
Montana -- Literary collections.
Prairies -- Montana -- Literary collections.
Landscapes -- Montana -- Literary collections.
Montana -- Pictorial works.
Prairies -- Montana -- Pictorial works.
Landscapes -- Montana -- Pictorial works.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Literary collections.
Pictorial works.
Added Author Smith, Annick, 1936-
O'Connor, Susan.
Hunter, Fredericka.
Glennie, Ian.
Other Form: Print version: Wide open. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008 9780803217515 080321751X (DLC) 2008003471 (OCoLC)191697405
ISBN 9780803218710 (electronic bk.)
0803218710 (electronic bk.)
080321751X (Cloth)
9780803217515 (cloth ; alk. paper)