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Fall 2004

Volume XXX No. 1 (Fall 2004)


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Nonfiction

Titles Page Number
Willa Cather’s “River of Silver Sound”:
Woman as Ecosystem in The Song of the Lark
Matthew Wynn Sivils
9
Language and the Dance of Time in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian
John Rothfork
23
That Truth Beyond Particulars:
Silence in Rilla Askew’s The Mercy Seat
Kenneth Hada
37

Fiction

Titles Page Number
Horses
Jim Meirose
57

Poetry

Titles Page Number
Barbed Wire
Larry D. Thomas
69
Stampede
Larry D. Thomas
70
Western Artist
Larry D. Thomas
71
Rob in the Morning
Jean Howard
72
Falsetto Sky
Joey Nicoletti
73
Balloons Over the Sandias
Joey Nicoletti
74
At the Trinity Site
Joey Nicoletti
75
Whirlwinds
Carol Hamilton
76

Reviews

Titles Page Number
Eldorado: The California Gold Rush by Dale L. Walker
Jean A. Stuntz
83
Maria Chabot-Georgia O’Keeffe: Correspondence, 1941-1949
edited by Barbara Buhler Lynes and Ann Paden
Julia Drescher
84
Culture of Empire: American Writers, Mexico,
and Mexican Immigrants, 1880-1930
by Gilbert G. González
James Wright
86
El Narcotraficante: Narcocorridos and the Construction
of a Cultural Persona on the U.S.-Mexico Border

by Mark Cameron Edberg
James Wright
89
Straddling the Border: Immigration Policy and the INS
by Lisa Magaña
Angelica Grado-Wright and James Wright
92
Sam Peckinpah’s West: New Perspectives edited by Leonard Engel
Ken Melichar
95
A Law for the Lion: A Tale of Crime and Injustice in the Borderlands
by Beatriz de la Garza
Bob J. Frye
99
College Rodeo: From Show to Sport by Sylvia Gann Mahoney
Jane Manaster
101
Louis Owens: Literary Reflections on His Life and Work
edited by Jacquelyn Kilpatrick
Emily Spiegelman
103
Icons of Loss and Grace: Moments from the Natural World
by Susan Hanson
Dickie Maurice Heaberlin
105
Red Earth: Poems of New Mexico by Alice Corbin
edited by Lois Rudnick and Ellen Zieselman
Robert A. Ayres
107
The Keepsake Storm by Gina Franco
Dave Oliphant
110
In the Shadow of the Strip: Las Vegas Stories
edited by Tina D. Eliopulos, Richard Logsdon, and Todd Moffet
Sarah Faulkner
115
El Paso del Norte: Stories on the Border by Richard Yañez
Joseph McDade
117
Shambles: A Novel by Debra Monroe
Gabrielle Snyder
119
Texas Literary Outlaws: Six Writers in the Sixties and Beyond
by Steven L. Davis
Chad Hammett
121
Contributors 123