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Fall 2002

Volume XXVIII No. 1 (Fall 2002)


Editor's Pages iv

Nonfiction

Titles Page Number
Hunting Down Eden: Larry McMurtry’s Search
for his Spiritual Roots in his Recent Autobiographical Nonfiction
Roger W. Jones
9
McCarthy’s Blood Matrix in the Border Trilogy
Trenton Hickman
19
Pay-Per-View Scenery
Ann Ronald
31

Fiction

Titles Page Number
The Best Laid Plans
Jeff Spelman
43
The Wrench
Susan Austin
53
Uprising
Michael Mattes
65

Poetry

Titles Page Number
Voice of a Day Begun Again
Carol Hamilton
81
A Treaty with the Eyes of ’55
Errol Miller
82
New Hope, Texas: Church Goers
Robert Fink
85
How She Lost Her Mother
Robert Fink
86
In Texas
Jan Hanson
88

Reviews

Titles Page Number
Desert Ecology: An Introduction to Life in the Arid Southwest
by John Sowell
Dickie Maurice Heaberlin
91
Playa Works: The Myth of the Empty by William L. Fox
Elizabeth White
92
Performing the American Frontier, 1870-1906 by Roger A. Hall
Mark Busby
94
Empire and Revolution: The Americans in Mexico
Since the Civil War
by John Mason Hart
Benjamin Heber Johnson
96
Desert Indian Woman: Stories and Dreams
by Frances Manuel and Deborah Neff
Barbara J. Cook
98
In Pursuit of the McCartys
by Jon M. and Donna McDaniel Skovlin
Dorys Crow Grover
100
The Legal Culture of Northern New Spain, 1700-1810
by Charles R. Cutter
Jean A. Stuntz
101
Agrarian Socialism in America: Marx, Jefferson, and Jesus
in the Oklahoma Countryside, 1904-1920
by Jim Bissett
Benjamin Heber Johnson
103
Mavericks on the Border: The Early Southwest
in Historical Fiction and Film
by J. Douglas Canfield
John S. Hill
104
Translating Southwestern Landscapes:
The Making of an Anglo Literary Region
by Audrey Goodman
Kenneth W. Davis
106
Donald Barthelme: The Genesis of a Cool Sound
by Helen Moore Barthelme
Jimmy McWilliams
107
The Multicultural Southwest: A Reader by A. Gabriel Meléndez,
M. Jane Young, Patricia Moore, and Patrick Pynes
Desirée Henderson
111
I Hear the Train: Reflections, Inventions, Refractions
by Louis Owens
Emily Spiegelman
112
Urban Nature: Poems About Wildlife in the City
by Laure-Anne Bosselaar
Susan Hanson
115
Song of the World Becoming: New and Collected Poems,
1981-2001
by Pattiann Rogers
Courtney O’Banion
117
Quincie Boliver by Mary King
Dickie Maurice Heaberlin
119
Ostrich by Michael A. Thomas
Valarie Hall
120
Sofía’s Saints by Diana López
Stacey Swann
122
July, July by Tim O’Brien
Twister Marquiss
123
Contributors 127