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Great and Peculiar Beauty: A Utah Reader

By: Thomas Lyon and Terry Tempest Williams (Editors)
Published: ©1995
Pages: 1010
Total Copies: 15
Genre: Nonfiction | Uniquely UtahPoetry, Plays, & Short Stories


Description: Great and Peculiar Beauty is a celebration of this state’s unique, diverse, and evocative literature. This volume contains stories (both fiction and nonfiction), journal entries, interviews, and poetry that illuminate our sense of place as a people. More than 150 years of recorded writing are represented here, divided by geographic region: the Great Basin, the Urban Terrace, the Mountains, the Colorado Plateau, and Dixie. It is a collection that has grown out of Utah, yet goes beyond the physical limitations of the state and takes us to interior spaces, where landscapes of great and peculiar beauty are created.