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Fall 2003

Volume XXIX No. 1 (Fall 2003)


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Special Section: John Graves

Titles Page Number
Goodbye to a River and American Environmental Literature
Terrell Dixon
9
Two Approaches to Ecology and Gender in Goodbye to a River
James Langston
19
Of Dachshunds and Dashes: Subjects and Style in E. B. White and John Graves
Dickie Maurice Heaberlin
27

Nonfiction

Titles Page Number
A New Mexico Writer's Long Life: Revisiting Frank Waters
Joe Holley
39
Absurdism in the Southwest: Edwin Shrake's Blessed McGill
Steve Davis
55
Desert Fathers, Desert Sons
David Cremean
63

Fiction

Titles Page Number
On Airport Road
Peter Donahue
73

Poetry

Titles Page Number
Tears
Dave Oliphant
87
Extra Virgin
Dave Oliphant
91
Granduncle Cleatus
Larry D. Thomas
94
Salt Lick
Larry D. Thomas
95
Illusion
Sharie McCune
96

Reviews

Titles Page Number
Language Shift Among the Navajos: Identity Politics and Cultural Continuity by Deborah House
Martin Jacobsen
101
Charreada: Mexican Rodeo in Texas photographs by Al Rendon, essays by Julia Hambric, Bryan Woolley, and Francis E. Abernethy
Gabrielle Snyder
102
Chicana Leadership: The Frontiers Reader edited by Yolanda Flores Niemann with Susan H. Armitage, Patricia Hart, and Karen Weathermon
Andrea Tinnemeyer
104
God's Country or Devil's Playground: The Best Nature Writing from the Big Bend of Texas edited by Barney Nelson
Robert A. Ayres
106
Smokechasing by Stephen J. Pyne
Miles Wilson
107
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer
David Cremean
109
The Callings by Henry Chappell
Jane Manaster
112
Gritos by Dagoberto Gilb
Chad Hammett
114
Brownsville: Stories by Oscar Casares
Dickie Maurice Heaberlin
115
Circling the Tortilla Dragon by Ray Gonzalez
James Wright
117
Small Rocks Rising: A Novel by Susan Lang
Doug Werden
119
The Wandering Hill: Volume Two of the Berrybender Narratives by Larry McMurtry
Clay Reynolds
121
Horton Foote: A Literary Biography by Charles S. Watson
John Hill
125
Contributors 130