Great and Peculiar Beauty

Great and Peculiar Beauty
A Utah Reader
Thomas Lyon
First published: 1995
Pages: 1024
Sets: 1
Total copies: 15


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.