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Fall 2008

Volume XXXIV No. 1 (Fall 2008)


Editors’ Page: Waiting for the Bomb v

Special Section: The Atomic Southwest

Titles Page Number
The Atomic Southwest: Guest Editor’s Introduction
Linda Lizut Helstern
9
Resisting and Surviving Apocalypse:
Simon J. Ortiz’s (Post) Colonial Nuclear Narrative
Kyoko Matsunaga
15
Mimesis and the Bomb: Race, Masculinity,
and (de)Colonial Identities in Martin Cruz Smith’s Stallion Gate
Sara Spurgeon
29
The New Atomic Wilderness:
Ed Abbey’s Post-Apocalyptic Southwest
Alex Hunt
41
In My Backyard: Nevada’s Literature of Resistance
to Atomic Testing and Nuclear Waste
Cheryll Glotfelty
55
Tidings
Gary Short
65
Nevada No Longer
Shaun T. Griffin
66
Nevada Red Blues
Adrian C. Louis
68
Representing the Black Place:
Towards an Iconography of the Atomic Age
Audrey Goodman
69

Fiction

Titles Page Number
Wildlife Rehabilitation
Lowell Mick White
85
Roach Boy
David LeMaster
93

Poetry

Titles Page Number
Blessing the Animals
M. Miriam Herrera
103
La Malinche
M. Miriam Herrera
106
Ahuacatl
M. Miriam Herrera
109
Horsepower
Larry D. Thomas
111
Raptor
Larry D. Thomas
112
Bow Hunter
Larry D. Thomas
113
Mercy in an East Texas Bar
Jeffery C. Alfier
114
Solstice Swamp Tableau No. 049
Jack Vian
116
In the Electric Chair of My Dreams
Jack Vian
117
I Smell the Blues of a Creosote Christmas
Jack Vian
118

Reviews

Titles Page Number
Radicalism in the Mountain West, 1890-1920:
Socialists, Populists, Miners, and Wobblies
by David R. Berman
Bill Cunningham
121
Flash Floods in Texas by Jonathan Burnett
Jane Manaster
122
Baseball in America & America in Baseball
edited by Donald G. Kyle and Robert B. Fairbanks
John S. Hill
124
Dolly & Zane Grey: Letters from a Marriage edited by Candace C. Kant
Robert Murray Davis
127
From Greenwich Village to Taos: Primitivism and Place
at Mabel Dodge Luhan’s
by Flannery Burke
Robert Murray Davis
129
The Migrant Project: Contemporary California Farm Workers
by Rick Nahmias
Jane Zimbaldi
130
Survival Along the Continental Divide:
An Anthology of Interviews
edited by Jack Loeffler
Robert Murray Davis
132
The Rhizomatic West: Representing the American West
in a Transnational, Global, Media Age
by Neil Campbell
Robert Murray Davis
134
Clint Eastwood, Actor and Director: New Perspectives
edited by Leonard Engel
Robert Headley
135
Pulp Writer: Twenty Years in the American Grub Street
by Paul S. Powers and Laurie Powers
Cheyenne Mathews
137
Trail of the Red Butterfly: A Novel by Karl H. Schlesier
Amanda King
138
The Song of Jonah: A Novel by Gene Guerin
Bill Lancaster
140
Shavetail: A Novel by Thomas Cobb
Mark Busby
143
The Flowers: A Novel by Dagoberto Gilb
Jean Braithwaite
145
Contributors 148