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Spring 2001

Volume XXVI No. 2 (Spring 2001)


Nonfiction

Titles Page Number
William S. Burroughs: South Texas Farmer, Junky, and Queer
Rob Johnson
7
Blood Consciousness: Menstrual Taboos and Cormac
McCarthy’s Blood Meridian
Stacey Peebles
37
“Some Improvident God”: Metaphysical Explorations in
McCarthy’s Border Trilogy
Kim McMurtry
45
Kafka's Mountain: Notes Passed During A Screening
of All the Pretty Horses
Raymond Todd
59
Nuggets of Truth in the Southwest: Artful Humor and Realistic
Craft in Barbara Kingsolver’s The Bean Trees
Bob J. Frye
73

Poetry

Titles Page Number
On Sparrowhawk Mountain
Don Stinson
86
Center of The Dream
Lisa Garrigues
87
Eating Blackberry Pancakes
Alan Britt
90
Alligator Territory
Chip Dameron
90
Limits of Memory, Denver, Fall 1971
Carol Guerero-Murphy
91
Leaving the Cabin in May
Walt McDonald
92
Barbed Wire before Pearl Harbor
Walt McDonald
93
On the Lawn
Christopher Brisson
94
Offerings to My Father
David Tomson
95
Power Outage
J. Morris
97
Mesquite Carver
Larry Thomas
99
The Ball
William Virgil Davis
100
Winter in Texas
William Virgil Davis
100
Blue Norther
Larry Thomas
101

Reviews

Titles Page Number
Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental
Railroad 1863—1869
by Stephen E. Ambrose
John Hill
105
Land of Enchantment, Land of Conflict: New Mexico in English-Language
Fiction
by David L. Caffey
Bob J. Frye
107
Zuni and the American Imagination by Eliza McFeely
Mark Busby
109
Uneven Land: Nature and Agriculture in American Writing
by Stephanie L. Sarver
Cory Lock
111
Elegy on the Death of César Chávez by Rudolfo Anaya
Jane Manaster
112
Engendered Encounters: Feminism and Pueblo Cultures,
1879- 1934
by Margaret D. Jacobs
Barbara J. Cook
113
Cormac McCarthy’s Western Novels by Barcley Owens
Ken Melichar
115
Vision in the Desert: Carl Hayden and Hydropolitics in the American
Southwest
by Jack L. August
Albert Churella
117
Intimate Frontiers: Sex, Gender, and Culture in Old California
by Albert L. Hurtado
James T. Carroll
119
Women and Nature: Saving the Wild West by Glenda Riley
Jennifer Dawes
121
From Texas to the World and Back: Essays on the Journeys of Katherine Anne
Porter,
edited by Mark Busby and Dick Heaberlin.
Clay Smith
122
Cherry: A Memoir by Mary Karr
Clay Reynolds
123
Monuments by Clay Reynolds
Charlotte Wright
128
Grace by Jane Roberts Wood
Frances Neidhardt
131
Contributors 134