Mary Hunter Austin

Mary AustinMar Hunter Austin was born in Illinois. He was born to George and Susannah Hunter. She has mainly written fiction and essays. Most of her work is based on Native American culture. She is best known for her novel The Land of Little Rain (1903). She took her education from Blackburn College. She focused on the special study of Indian life in the Mojave Desert for nearly seventeen years. She also extended her helping hand for the establishment of the Community Theater in Santa Fe. She worked on a book with photographer Ansel Adams titled Taos Pueblo.
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Born: September 9, 1868, Carlinville, Illinois, United States
Died: August 13, 1934, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Occupation: Writer
Education: Blackburn College
Nationality: American
Residence: California , Santa Fe, New Mexico
Work: The Land of Little Rain, The Basket Woman, The Flock, The Ford, The Trail Book, Taos Pueblo, more..

To underestimate one's thirst, to pass a given landmark to the right or left, to find a dry spring where one looked for running water - there is no help for any of these things.

The manner of the country makes the usage of life there, and the land will not be lived in except in its own fashion.

Man is a great blunderer going about in the woods, and there is no other except the bear makes so much noise.

For one thing there is the divinest, cleanest air to be breathed anywhere in God's world.

What women have to stand on squarely is not their ability to see the world in the way men see it, but the importance and validity of their seeing it in some other way.

Over the tops of it, beginning to dusk under a young white moon, trailed a wavering ghost of smoke, and at the end of it I came upon the Pocket Hunter making a dry camp in the friendly scrub.


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