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Spring 1996

Volume XXI No. 2 (Spring 1996)


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Nonfiction

Titles Page Number
Mapping the New Ethnicity: The Resurgence of Myth and the Apotheosis of Place
Robert F. Gish
9
This Stubborn Soil: Texas Earth and Texas Culture
Tom Pilkington
23
Willa Cather and Mary Austin: Intersections and Influence
Janis P. Stout
39
Archives of Southwestern Writers: Larry L. King at Harper's
Richard Holland
61
On Snakes and Sex and Playing in the Rain
Clay Reynolds
73

Fiction

Titles Page Number
Getting in the Business
Charlie McMurtry
83
Shooting Straight
Donley Watt
89

Poetry

Titles Page Number
detail: David, the observatory
Jill Thomas
99
Shedding
Janice Northerns
100
The Hall
Robert Adon Fink
102
Historia
Brian Clements
104
Rough Country
Robert A. Ayres
106
Symphony
Luke Shanahan
108

Reviews

Titles Page Number
Earth is My Mother, Sky is My Father: Space, Time, and Astronomy in Navajo Sandpainting by Trudy Griffin-Pierce
Thomas Meyers
111
Navajo Pictorial Weaving 1880-1950 by Tyrone Campbell and Joel and Kate Kopp
Elizabeth Elam Roth
112
The Navajo Hopi Land Dispute: An American Tragedy by David Brugge
Jennifer Jones
114
Singing an Indian Song: A Biography of D'Arcy McNickle by Dorothy Parker
Thomas Meyers
115
Trickster in the Land of Dreams by Zeese Papanikolas
Marie-Madeleine Schein
117
Our Lady of Guadalupe: The Origins and Sources of a Mexican National Symbol, 1531-1797 by Stafford Poole
Jesus F. de la Teja
120
Black Texas Women: 150 years of Trial and Triumph by Ruthe Winegarten
Priscilla Leder
121
The Life and Adventures of Nat Love by Nat Love
Elvin Holt
122
The Ku Klux Klan in the Southwest by Charles C. Alexander
B. B. Schmick
124
Miracles on the Border: Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States by Jorge Durand and Douglas S. Massey
Mary Agnes Taylor
125
Texas Weather: Second Edition, Revised by George W. Bonar
Richard A. Earl
126
Cesar Chavez: A Triumph of Spirit by Richard Griswold del Castillo and Richard A. Garcia
John Tiefenbacher
129
Barren, Wild, and Worthless: Living in the Chihuahuan Desert by Susan J. Tweit
Jeff Lash
130
Tom Lea: An Oral History by Rebecca Craver and Adair Margo
Susan Griffith
131
Who is Witter Bynner? A Biography by James Kraft
The Selected Witter Bynner: Poems, Plays, Translations, Prose, and Letters James Kraft ed.
Robert F. Gish
134
John Ford: Hollywood's Old Master by Ronald L. Davis
John S. Hill
136
The Texas Stories of Nelson Algren by Bettina Drew, ed.
Steve Davis
138
Caballero: A Historical Novel by Jovita Gonzalez and Eve Raleigh, Jose E. Limon and Maria Cotera, eds.
Leticia M. Garza-Falcon
140
Madonna, Maleva by Ewing Campbell
Mark Busby
143
Semi-Private Rooms by Jim Sanderson
Brad Lucas
144
Generations and other True Stories by Bryan Woolley
Cheryl Clements
146
KenteCloth by Sherry McGuire and John R. Posey, eds.
Elvin Holt
147
Dead Man's Walk by Larry McMurtry
Roger Walton Jones
148
Larry McMurtry and the Victorian Novel by Roger Walton Jones
Dick Heaberlin
151
Comanche Midnight by Steve Harrigan
Steve Davis
152
Downcanyon: A Naturalist Explores the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon by Ann Haywood Zwinger
Susan Lucas
153
A Certain Slant of Light: Regionalism and the Form of Southern and Midwestern Fiction by David Marion Holman
Charles Peek
155
Contributors 158