Tuesday, November 3, 2009

California Classics

California Classics
The Creative Literature of the Golden State
by Lawrence Clark Powell
The Ward Ritchie Press
Los Angeles (1971)

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Works and authors discussed:
Anza’s California Expeditions, by Herbert E. Bolton; The Journey of the Flame, by Walter Nordhoff; Death Valley in ’49, by William L. Manly; The Land of Little Rain, by Mary Austin; The Wonders of the Colorado Desert, by George Wharton James; The Shirley Letters, by Louisa Smith Clapp; The Luck of Roaring Camp, by Bret Harte; Roughing It, by Mark Twain; The Splendid Idle Forties, by Gertrude Atherton; Up and Down California in 1860-64, by William H. Brewer; Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada, by Clarence King; The Mountains of California, by John Muir; Two Years Before the Mast, by Richard Henry Dana, Jr.; The Silverado Squatters, by Robert Louis Stevenson; McTeague, by Frank Norris; Martin Eden, by Jack London; California Coast Trails, by J. Smeaton Chase; Give Your Heart to the Hawks, by Robinson Jeffers; To a God Unknown, by John Steinbeck; California and the West, by Charis and Edward Weston; The Vineyard, by Idwal Jones; The Cattle on a Thousand Hills, by Robert Glass Cleland; Ramona, by Helen Hunt Jackson; Reminiscences of a Ranger, by Horace Bell; Land of Sunshine, by Charles F. Lummis; Boy on Horseback, by Lincoln Steffens; Oil!, by Upton Sinclair; Merton of the Movies, by Harry Leon Wilson; The Day of the Locust, by Nathanael West; After Many a Summer, by Aldous Huxley; Farewell, My Lovely, by Raymond Chandler.

Recently Linked: My thanks to Aleksandra for sharing “November Sky,” from my book Winter Poems, in this photo entry of her blog, New Times Arrived. What a wonderful surprise!

I would also like to extend a warm welcome to Rocío Márquez, who signed on this morning as a follower of Recently Banned Literature. Rocío’s blog is La Tormenta De Strindberg.

In the Forum: California Classics.

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