Essential Mary Austin: A Selection of Mary Austin's Best Writing (Essential) (California Legacy Book) (California Legacy Essential) download epub
by Mary Austin,Kevin Hearle
Mary Austin writes in a very poetic prose, rendering rich images from her words. Her descriptions make one want to follow the steps she walked through the lands most think of as barren, desolate desert.
Mary Austin writes in a very poetic prose, rendering rich images from her words. She sees and opens the reader's eyes to views of people, places, and things many miss. This book includes the essays in her book "The Land of Little Rain" as well as other collections.
Mary Austin is not a household word today, but for much of the early 20th century she was a well-known figure, and one of the few women, who made her way as a writer and chronicler of the West and California.
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The California Legacy Project (CLP) began in 2000 as a project at Santa Clara .
This anthology broadcasts nearly 500 literary segments ranging from Gold Rush narratives to Beat poetry. Notable authors in the series include Mary Austin, Ambrose Bierce, Toshio Mori, John Muir, and Wallace Stegner.
Austin was born Mary Hunter in Carlinville, Illinois, the fourth of six children . Eleven short readings from Austin's work at California Legacy Project. 20px Mary Austin public domain audiobooks from LibriVox.
Austin was born Mary Hunter in Carlinville, Illinois, the fourth of six children, to George and Susannah (Graham) Hunter. She graduated from Blackburn College in 1888. Her family moved to California in the same year and established a homestead in the San Joaquin Valley. Santa Clara, CA: Santa Clara University, Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, 2006.
Mary Hunter Austin (Author). 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. The pioneering feminist author who first acquainted America with its deserts in Land of Little Rain.
Essential Muir: A Selection of John Muir's Best Writings (Essential) (California Legacy Book).
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, Austin's 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-shearer's art, Mary Austin's writing is forever fresh.