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Spring 1995

Volume XX No. 2 (Spring 1995)


Editors' Page iv
Titles Page Number
Guest Editor's Introduction  
The Southwest by Women: Of Wind and Writing
Jay Ann Cox
9

Nonfiction

Titles Page Number
Replacing Ceremony: The Poetics of Barbara Kingsolver
Janet Bowdan
13
Storytellers, Story-Sellers: Artists, Muses, and Exploitation in the Work of Mary Austin
Betsy Klimasmith
21
What Makes a Western Writer? The Case of Katherine Anne Porter
Thomas Austenfeld
35
Placing the Self-Effacing Ann Zwinger: Running a Different Course in Run, River, Run
Cassandra Kircher
43
A House of One's Own: Shelby Hearon's Texas Heroines
Rose Marie Cutting
55
"Entirely different standards apply to the cute": Sarah Bird's Use of the Ugly Woman as Hero
Charlotte M. Wright
63
Silko and Parsons: Four "Good Stories"
Gioia Elisa Woods
73

Fiction

Titles Page Number
Amen
Sunny Nash
85

Poetry

Titles Page Number
Four-Poster
Carol Coffee Reposa
99
In Parida Cave
Carol Coffee Reposa
100
Cicadas
Carol Coffee Reposa
102
Swallow
Allison deFreese
103

Reviews

Titles Page Number
Nina Otero-Warren of Santa Fe by Charlotte Whaley
Dick Heaberlin
107
Walking Backwards in the Wind by Helen Mangumi Fields
Susan M. Lucas
108
La Canicula, Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera by Norma Carntu
Ana Maria Juarez
110
The Candy Vendor's Boy and Other Stories by Beatriz de la Garza
Leticia M. Garza-Falcon
112
Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes
Jaime Armin Mejia
114
Women Singing in the Snow: A Cultural Analysis of Chicana Literature by Tey Diana Rebolle
Leticia M. Garza-Falcon
116
Folk Roots and Mythic Wings in Sarah Orne Jewett and Toni Morrison: The Cultural Function of Narrative by Marilyn Sanders Mobley
Priscilla Leder
118
Myths and Tales of the Jicarilla Apache Indians and Myths and Tales of the Chiricabua Apache Indians by Morris Edward Opler
John S. Hill
119
The Texas Cherokees by Dianne Everet
John S. Hill
121
Indians, Franciscans, and Spanish Colonization: The Impact of the Mission System on California Indians by Robert H. Jackson and Edward Castillo
Jesus F. de la Teja
122
Memory, Myth, and Time in Mexico: From the Aztecs to Independence by Enrique Florescano
Jesus F. de la Teja
124
The Massacre at Sand Creek: Narrative Voices by Bruce Cutler
Dorys Crow Grover
125
German Seed in Texas Soil: Immigrant Farmers in Nineteenth Century Texas by Terry G. Jordan
Mary Agnes Taylor
127
Parson Henry Renfro: Free Thinking on the Texas Frontier by William Clark Griggs
James A. Wilson
128
Tainted Breeze: The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas 1862 by Richard B. McCaslin
Judith Dykes Hoffmann
129
Under Their Own Vine and Fig-Tree: The African-American Church in the South, 1865-1900 by Wiliam E. Montgomery
Peg Hardman
131
El Rancho in South Texas: Continuity and Change from 1750 by Joe S. Graham
Steve Davis
133
Land of Plenty: Oklahomans in the Cotton Fields of Arizona, 1933-1942 by Marsha L. Weisiger
B.B. Schmick
134
LBJ and Vietnam: A Different Kind of War by George C. Herring
John S. Hill
135
Essays on the Changing Images of the Southwest by Richard Francaviglia and David Narrett
Mark Busby
137
The Prairie in Nineteenth Century American Poetry by Steven Olson
Susan K. Jaeger
139
Counting Survivors by Walter McDonald
Michael Barnett
140
The Gay Place by Billy Lee Brammer
Mark Busby
141
Condor Dreams and Other Stories by Gerald W. Haslam
Brad Lucas
143
In an Arid Land by Paul Scott Malone
Chris Haven
145
The Late Child by Larry McMurtry
Roger Walton Jones
146
Bone Game by Louis Owens
Thomas D. Meyers
149
Zia Summer by Rudolfo Anaya
Jaime Armin Mejia
150
Contributors 153