More important, Stegner wrote about the West and wild spaces and places, and how to save them — and why they should be saved.
Salt Lake City’s and the University of Utah’s KUED produced a program on Stegner in 2009 – he graduated from and taught at Utah — a film that wasn’t broadcast on KERA here in Dallas, so far as I can find..
In conjunction with the University of Utah, KUED is honoring alumni Wallace Stegner – the “Dean” of western writers. WALLACE STEGNER, a biographical film portrait, celebrates the 2009 centennial of his birth. Wallace Stegner was an acclaimed writer, conservationist, and teacher. He became one of America’s greatest writers. His books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Angle of Repose” and “Beyond the Hundredth Meridian.” His “The Wilderness Letter” became the conscience of the conservation movement. Wallace Stegner mentored a generation’s greatest writers including Ken Kesey, Edward Abbey, and Larry McMurtry. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was a student.
It’s difficult to tell from the photo, but his typewriter here looks a lot like a Royal.
Have you seen the film?