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Spring 2002

Volume XXVII No. 2 (Spring 2002)


Editor's Pages iv
Guest Editor's Introduction: "Go Forth and Sin No More"
Lewis Toland
vi

Nonfiction

Titles Page Number
Man of Character
Preston Lewis
10
Kelton's Clio: The Uses of History
Kenneth W. Davis
19
"Sorry as Hell But Pretty Good": Humor and the Sense
of the Southwest in Elmer Kelton's The Time It Never Rained
Bob J. Frye
27
Eve Calloway and Tamzen Greer:
The Grandmothers of West Texas
Lou Rodenberger
39
Cages and Eagles in Leaving Cheyenne and The Good Old Boys
Dickie Maurice Heaberlin
49
Gypwater and Lacy Mesquite: Gendered Views of West Texas
Rebecca Matthews
55
The Core of Conflict
Terence A. Dalrymple
61
Modes of Confrontation in Elmer Kelton's
The Time it Never Rained
John Wagner
69

Fiction

Titles Page Number
Glow
Paul Bowers
77
Lifelines
Laurie Marr Wasmund
85

Poetry

Titles Page Number
Letter to Sor Juana From New Spain
Christopher Cessac
98
Couple on a Red Background
Christopher Cessac
99
Telegraph from the Great American Deserts
Christopher Cessac
100
The Magician's Wife
Jacqueline Lyons
101
The Bull Rider's Wife
Jacqueline Lyons
102
Valentine, Texas
Larry D. Thomas
103
Mule Trader (for Charles Franklin Thomas)
Larry D. Thomas
104
The Cisco Kid
Larry D. Thomas
105

Reviews

Titles Page Number
The Way of the Coyote by Elmer Kelton
Preston Lewis
108
Wamba by Max Crawford
Mark Busby
109
Bone Walker: An Anasazi Novel
by Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
Laura McMennamin
111
Nomads of a Desert City by Barbara Seyda
Elka Karl
113
Fire in Beulah by Rilla Askew
Lane Knox
115
Contributors 116