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Spring 2011

Volume XXXVI No. 2 (Spring 2011)


Editors' Note

A Season of Extremes 7

Nonfiction

The Illusion of Proximity: The Ex-Priest and the Heretifc in Cormac McCarth's The Crossing: Book II
Petra Mundik
9
Where Words Fail: The Significance of Gus' Enigmatic sign in Larry McMurty's Lonesome Dove
Roger Walton Jones
35
Borders
Robert Murray Davis
47

Fiction

Qeu Dios Te Acompañe
Michael McGuire
53

Poetry

La Muerte Viviendo
Jennifer Givhan
67
Buried Child
Jennifer Givhan
68
The Henna Poems
Jennifer Givhan
71
Mrs. Robinson Takes a Night Class
June Sylvester Saraceno
76
Xantippe Confides in Her Neighbor
June Sylvester Saraceno
78

Reviews

Hell on the Range: A Story of Honor, Conscience, and the American West by Daniel J. Herman
Robert Murray Davis
79
Indigneous Albuquerque by Myla Vicente Carpio
Robert Murray Davis
81
Amexica: War Along the Borderline by Ed Vulliamy
David Norman
82
smelertown: Making and Remembering a Southwest Border Community by Monica Perales
James Wright
85
Cities and Nature in the Americna West edited by Char Miller
Kerry Fine
87
Murder City: Ciudad Juárez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields by Charles Bowden
David Cremean
Dreamland: The Way Out of Juárez by Charles Bowden, drawings by Alice Leora Briggs
David Cremean
88
Land Arts of the American West by Chris Taylor and Bill Gilbert
Gene Fowler
Misplaced Objects by Silvia Spitta
92
Playing in Shadows: Texas and Negro League Baseball by Rob Fink
Joseph McDade
Our White Boy by Jerry Craft with Kathleen Sullivan
Joseph McDade
95
The Literatures of the U.S.-Mexican War: Narrative, Time and Identiry by Jamie Javier Rodríguez
James Wright
98
The Naked Rainbow and Other Stories/El arco iris desnudo y Otros Cuentos by Nasario García
Octavio Quintanilla
100
Américo Pardes: In His Own Words, an Authorized Biography by Manuel F. Medrano
Joseph D. Haske
103
A Violent Conscience: Essays on the Fiction of James Lee Burke edited by Leonard Engel
Herb Thompson
105
Mentor: A Memoir by Tom Grimes
J. Boyer
107
One Day the Wind Changed: Stories by Tracy Daugherty
Clay Reynolds
109
Far Bright Star: A Novel by Robert Olmstead
Herb Thompson
112
Best of the West 2010: New Stories from the West Side of the Missouri edited by James Thomas and D. Seth Horton
Herb Thompson
113
Adamantine by Shin Yu Pai
Jennifer Belcik
115
Pima Road Notebook: Poems by Keith Ekiss
Jennifer Belcik
118
Contributors 122