The Grand Canyon Reader by Lance NewmanThe Grand Canyon Reader by Lance Newman

The Grand Canyon Reader

EditorLance Newman

Paperback | October 24, 2011

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This superb anthology brings together some of the most powerful and compelling writing about the Grand Canyon#151;stories, essays, and poems written across five centuries by people inhabiting, surviving, and attempting to understand what one explorer called the "Great Unknown."The Grand Canyon Readerincludes traditional stories from native tribes, reports by explorers, journals by early tourists, and contemporary essays and stories by such beloved writers as John McPhee, Ann Zwinger, Edward Abbey, Terry Tempest Williams, Barry Lopez, Linda Hogan, and Craig Childs. Lively tales written by unschooled river runners, unabashedly popular fiction, and memoirs stand alongside finely crafted literary works to represent full range of human experience in this wild, daunting, and inspiring landscape.

Lance Newman, Professor of English at Westminster College, has worked as a Grand Canyon river guide for twenty years. He is the author ofOur Common Dwelling: Henry Thoreau, Transcendentalism, and the Class Politics of Natureas well as two chapbooks of poems,3by3by3andCome Kanab: A Little Red Songbook.
Title:The Grand Canyon ReaderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:October 24, 2011Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0520270797

ISBN - 13:9780520270794

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Stories of the Great Unknown

The Rim
Amil Quayle, Grand Canyon
Craig Childs, Fear of God
Ann Zwinger, Bright Angel Trail
Edward Abbey, Havasu
Colin Fletcher, The Man Who Walked through Time
Joseph Wood Krutch, Where Solitude Is Easy to Find
Theodore Roosevelt, A Cougar Hunt on the Rim of the Grand Canyon
John Muir, The Grand Cañon of the Colorado
Harriet Monroe, The Grand Cañon of the Colorado

The River
Sharlot Hall, The Song of the Colorado
Patricia McCairen, Canyon Solitude
Terry Tempest Williams, Stone Creek Woman
Barry Lopez, Gone Back into the Earth
John McPhee, A River
Bill Beer, Lava Falls
Bert Loper, Three Boys and an Old Man
George Flavell, The Log of the Panthon
John Wesley Powell, The Grand Cañon of the Colorado

The People
Michael Kabotie, Grand Canyon National Park
Linda Hogan, Plant Journey
Wallace Stegner, Packhorse Paradise
Joseph C. Ives, Mojave Valley to Big Canyon
Francisco Garcés, Mojave Crossing to Oraibe Pueblo
Pedro de Castañeda, The Hopi Mesas and the Colorado River
G.{ths}M. Mullett, The Story of Tiyo
Hualapai, Tudjupa Creates the People
Ramson Lomatewama, They Told Stories

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Editorial Reviews

“I recommend The Grand Canyon Reader quite enthusiastically.”