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Angle of Repose Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Key Questions

Because of its topical subject matter and superior prose style, Stegner's fiction usually provokes stimulating discussions. In general, his fiction reflects his interests in history, the natural world, social values, and how environment affects what people become as they age. Stegner's most celebrated work Angle of Repose displays all of these interests, and could inspire avid, even heated discussion. One of the novel's premises is that there are strong links between the values of the "civilized East" and the frontier. The novel also expresses Stegner's doubts about the romanticized view of the American West as the unspoiled embodiment of the American frontier spirit. A good line to pursue in Angle of Repose is whether readers believe Stegner's unromantic, straight-from-theshoulder portraits of mining, irrigation, farming, and other aspects of the development of the Western frontier.

Stegner's West stands in contrast to Larry McMurtry's West in Lonesome Dove (1985), and discussion...

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