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Spring 2005

Volume XXX No. 2 (Spring 2005)


Editors’ Page v

Nonfiction

The Art of Paradox and Contradiction in
"Free Speech: The Cowboy and His Cow":
Edward Abbey, Michel Montaigne, and the Essay
Michael C. Ryan
9
Tasmin as an American Eve
in Larry McMurtry's Berrybender Narratives
Roger Walton Jones
19
Beauty and History in Clay Reynolds' Franklin's Crossing
John Rothfork
29

Fiction

The Cactus House
Larry Caldwell
47

Poetry

One-Room Schoolhouse
Keith Ekiss
61
Last One Left
John Grey
62
Poison Water-Hole
John Grey
63
El eterno retorno (photograph)
Bill Wittliff
64
Contemplating My Eternal Return
Michele M. Miller
65
Drink
Michele M. Miller
66

Reviews

The Pueblo Revolt: The Secret Rebellion That Drove
the Spaniards Out of the Southwest
by David Roberts
Don Melichar
69
Narrative of the Texan Santa Fé Expedition
by George Wilkins Kendall,
edited by Gerald D. Saxon and William R. Taylor
Clay Reynolds
70
Scenes from the High Desert:
Julian Steward's Life and Theory
by Virginia Kerns
Doug Werden
74
Caddo Verb Morphology by Lynette R. Melnar
Martin M. Jacobsen
76
The Southwest: The Greenwood Encyclopedia
of American Regional Cultures
edited by Mark Busby
Jesse Alemán
78
Westward: A Fictional History of the American West
edited by Dale L. Walker
James Wright
80
Border Confluences: Borderland Narratives
from the Mexican War to the Present
by Rosemary R. King
Mark Busby
84
Silko: Writing Storyteller and Medicine Woman by Brewster E. Fitz
Robin Cohen
85
The Language of Blood: The Making of Spanish-American
Identity in New Mexico, 1880s-1930s
by John M. Nieto-Phillips
Martin M. Jacobsen
87
Adventures with a Texas Humanist by James Ward Lee
James Gray
89
Let's Hear It: Stories by Texas Women Writers
edited by Sylvia Ann Grider and Lou Halsell Rodenberger
Priscilla Leder
92
Hat Dance: A Novel by Michael A. Thomas
Becky Matthews
94
Loop Group: A Novel by Larry McMurtry
Clay Reynolds
95
Jemez Spring by Rudolfo Anaya
Robert Murray Davis
98
Corpus Christi: Stories by Bret Anthony Johnston
Michael Wolfe
100
Ant Farm, 1968-1978 by Constance M. Lewallen and Steve Seid
Jeremey Cagle
101
Contributors 104