Friday, February 11, 2011

50 States of Reading: Utah-Wallace Stegner-Angle of Repose

Wallace Stegner Represents Utah
The color used for the state is Hot Magenta
A Color introduced in 1972, one year after the publication of this book. 

Angle of Repose  
First edition cover
AuthorWallace Stegner
CountryUnited States
Publication date1971
Media typePrint (Hardback &Paperback)
ISBNISBN 0-14-016930-X
OCLC Number24953754
Dewey Decimal813/.52 20
LC ClassificationPS3537.T316 A8 1992
We have been like a setting hen with a nest full of duck eggs—extravagantly hopeful in the beginning, amazed and sometimes critical at sight of the result. Call the hen's anticipations the American Dream; call her duckings and rustlings and long sessions over the warm eggs the pioneer period; call the ducklings whatever you will: industrial war, class struggle, debt, depression, deforestation, the Dust Bowl. As hens, we look those ducklings over with a good deal of dubious curiosity. We are not quite sure we like them. Certainly they are not what we expected. And if we are hens of sensibility, we may go back and sit on the cold and empty nest, where we can recreate our original anticipations in peace, undisturbed by our unnatural offspring now quacking in the horse-trough.

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