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Writing The Southwest

Author : David King Dunaway
ISBN : 0826323375
Genre : Literary Collections
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The accompanying CD provides excerpts from the interviews with the authors.
Category: Literary Collections

Writing The Southwest

Author : David King Dunaway
ISBN : 0826323375
Genre : Literary Collections
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The accompanying CD provides excerpts from the interviews with the authors.
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Writing The Southwest

Author : David King Dunaway
ISBN : 0826323367
Genre : Literary Collections
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The accompanying CD provides excerpts from the interviews with the authors.
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Writing The Southwest

Author : David King Dunaway
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173014521695
Genre : Literary Collections
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A region where dances for rain and prayers to the santos mix with New Age and high-tech jargon has produced some of the most exciting writing in America today. The common thread that links such writers as Edward Abbey, Tony Hillerman, Joy Harjo, Barbara Kingsolver, and Terry McMillan is an understanding of the interplay between humans and the earth. This compelling collection offers outstanding selections of contemporary Southwestern literature along with a biographical profile, a bibliography, and an original interview with each of the fourteen authors included. Here are the words of rangy Frank Waters, who at ninety-three is still the "dean of Western writers"; the rhythms of Navajo songs, in the poetry of Native American Luci Tapahonso; the political, highly charged prose of John Nichols, in his classic The Milagro Beanfield War; and the magical realism of Rudolfo Anaya, one of the founders of Chicano literature. Diverse in style and focus, the authors of the Southwest are united by a sense of place and an awareness of the heritage and textures of this multicultural, multilingual land.
Category: Literary Collections

Fetching The Old Southwest

Author : James H. Justus
ISBN : 0826264174
Genre : Cooking
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"For more than a quarter-century, despite the admirable excavations that have unearthed such humorists as John Gorman Barr and Marcus Lafayette, the most significant of the humorists from the Old Southwest have remained the same: Crockett, Longstreet, Thompson, Baldwin, Thorpe, Hooper, Robb, Harris, and Lewis. Forming a kind of shadow canon in American literature that led to Mark Twain's early work, from 1834 to 1867 these authors produced a body of writing that continues to reward attentive readers." "James H. Justus's Fetching the Old Southwest examines this writing in the context of other discourses contemporaneous with it: travel books, local histories, memoirs, and sports manuals, as well as unpublished private forms such as personal correspondence, daybooks, and journals. Like most writing, humor is a product of its place and time, and the works studied herein are no exception. The antebellum humorists provide an important look into the social and economic conditions that were prevalent in the southern "new country," a place that would, in time, become the Deep South." "While previous books about Old Southwest humor have focused on individual authors, Justus has produced the first critical study to encompass all of the humor from this time period. Teachers and students of literary history will appreciate the incredible range of documentation, both primary and secondary."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Ancient Puebloan Southwest

Author : John Kantner
ISBN : 0521788803
Genre : Social Science
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Ancient Puebloan Southwest traces the evolution of Puebloan society in the American Southwest from the emergence of the Chaco and Mimbres traditions in the AD 1000s through the early decades of contact with the Spanish in the sixteenth century. The 2004 book focuses on the social and political changes that shaped Puebloan people over the centuries, emphasizing how factors internal to society impacted on cultural evolution, even in the face of the challenging environment that characterizes the American Southwest. The underlying argument is that while the physical environment both provides opportunities and sets limitations to social and political change, even more important evolutionary forces are the tensions between co-operation and competition for status and leadership. Although relying primarily on archaeological data, the book also includes oral histories, historical accounts, and ethnographic records as it introduces readers to the deep history of the Puebloan Southwest.
Category: Social Science

The Southwest Anthology

Author : Deseree Probasco
ISBN : 1680031317
Genre : Fiction
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Meet the next generation of literary superstars! Texas Review Press brings you The Southwest Anthology: The Best of the Writing Programs, featuring the upper echelon in talent in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction at MFA, MA, and PhD programs across the Southwest. This beautiful volume was assembled and produced by graduate students in the MFA program in Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing at Sam Houston State University, home of Texas Review Press. It was also put together under the care and supervision of Dr. Paul Ruffin, who sadly passed away before this publication was finished. It remains a testament to Dr. Ruffin's dedication to writing, teaching, and publishing.
Category: Fiction

What Wildness Is This

Author : Susan Wittig Albert
ISBN : 9780292716308
Genre : Nature
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A collection of short stories, poems, and essays written by women who share the experiences of living in the Southwest.
Category: Nature

Legends Of The American Desert

Author : Alex Shoumatoff
ISBN : 9780307831811
Genre : Nature
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For his brilliant reportage ranging from the forested recesses of the Amazon to the manicured lawns of Westchester County, New York, Alex Shoumatoff has won acclaim as one of our most perceptive guides to the oddest corners of the earth. Now, with this book, he takes us on a kaleidoscopic journey into the most complex and myth-laden region of the American landscape and imagination. In this amazing narrative, Shoumatoff records his quest to capture the vast multiplicity of the American Southwest. Beginning with his first trip after college across the desert in a station wagon, some twenty-five years ago, he surveys the boundless variety of people and experiences constituting the place--the idea--that has become America's symbol and last redoubt of the "Other. From the Biosphere to the Mormons, from the deadly world of narcotraffickers to the secret lives of the covertly Jewish conversos, Shoumatoff explores the many alternative states of being who have staked their claim in the Southwest, making it a haven for every brand of refugee, fugitive, and utopian. And as he ventures across time and space, blending many genres--history, anthropology, natural science, to name only a few--he brings us a wealth of information on chile addiction, the diffusion of horses, the formation of the deserts and mountain ranges, the struggles of the Navajo to preserve their culture, and countless other aspects of this place we think we know. Full of profound sympathy and unique insights, Legends of the American Desert is a superbly rich epic of fact and reflection destined to take its place among such classics of regional portraiture as Ian Frazier's Great Plains. Alex Shoumatoff has created an exuberant celebration of a singularly American reality.
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Nuts

Author : Kevin Freiberg
ISBN : 9780767901840
Genre : Business & Economics
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Reveals the secrets of Southwest Airlines' success and describes the unusual and unexpected inner workings of one of America's biggest success stories
Category: Business & Economics