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Fall 2000

Volume XXVI No. 1 (Fall 2000)


Editors' Pages iv

Nonfiction

Titles Page Number
Tragic Ecstasy: A Conversation with Harold Bloom about
Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian
Peter Josyph
7
Ambiguities, Dilemmas, and Double-Binds in Cormac McCarthy’s
Blood Meridian
Dianne Luce
21
Swarm Season
Jeffrey Utzinger
47

Fiction

Titles Page Number
Last Train to Machu Picchu
Andrew Geyer
59
Leftovers
Joe Jaurequi
69

Poetry

Titles Page Number
Caminado Sobre Agua
para mi abuelo, Federico Garcia de Peñitas
René Saldaña
77
Yorick
Javen Ronald Tanner
79
Tamarisk — A rejoinder to Dick Barnes
Lynn D. Gilbert
81
The End of Symbolism in the Land of Enchantment
Chris Patrick Morgan
82
Corpus Christi Storm
Chris Patrick Morgan
86

Reviews

Titles Page Number
Beyond the Frontier: Exploring the Indian Country by Stan Hoig
Andrew Blair Spencer
91
Martial Spirit: The Life and Works of General Charles King, 1844-1933
by John Bailey Stan Hoig
Len Engel
92
Ten Texas Feuds by C. L. Sonnichsen
Mark Busby
94
Pobre Raza! Violence, Justice, and Mobilization Among Mexico Lindo
Immigrants, 1900-1936
by F. Arturo Rosales
Paul Hart
94
Sam Peckinpah’s Featured Films by Bernard F. Dukore
Ken Melichar
97
Contested Landscape: The Politics of Wilderness in Utah and the West
by Doug Goodman and Daniel McCool.
John S. Hill
101
Writers on the Range: Western Writers Exploring the Changing Face
of the American West
by Karl Hess, Jr. and John A. Baden
Dan Moos
102
Bisbee ‘17, by Robert Houston
Henry Lyle
103
Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, Roads, Duane’s Depressed
by Larry McMurtry
Dick Heaberlin
106
Contributors 110