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Fall 2014

Volume 40 No. 1 (Fall 2014)

Editor's Note

McMurtry and Me
William Jensen
5

Nonfiction

The Curious Case of “The Bronze Buckaroo”:Race  and National Identity In The “Singing Cowboy”  Westerns of Herb Jeffries
Benjamin Gott
7
Divination and Symbolism in Blood Meridian
Shanna Bradford
19
Rawhide Tough & Lonely: Eva Antonia Takes the Reins
Karen A. Roybal
31

Interview

Talking With Larry McMurty
Sara L. Spurgeon
47

Poetry

City Boy
David Nielsen
80
Ode To My Father's Tack
David Nielsen
81
Escape West
Stephen Cloud
82
Vamos
Stephen Cloud
83
The Straw Hat
Larry D. Thomas
84
A Sonnet Just South of Kyrene and Chandler
David White
85

Book Reviews

The Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurtry
Mark Busby
86
Return to Aztlan: Indians, Spaniards, and the Invention of Nuevo México edited by Danna A. Levin Rojo
John L. Kessell
88
Post-Westerns: Cinema, Region, West by Neil Campbell
Robert Murry Davis
90
The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend by Glenn Frankel
Dick Heaberlin
91
Rows of Memory: Journeys of a Migrant Sugar-Beet Worker by Saúl Sánchez
William Arce
93
Time Served: Poems by Carlos Contreras
Dexter Gilford
95
Outdoors in the Southwest: An Adventure Anthology edited by Andrew Gulliford
Susan Hanson
97
Dream West: Politics and Religion in Cowboy Movies by Douglas Brode
James Wright
99
Glorious by Jeff Guin
Landon Lutrick
100
New Border Voices: An Anthology edited by Brandon D. Shuler, Robert Johnson, and Erika Garza-Johnson
Monica Montelongo-Flores
102
If I go Missing by Octavio Quintanilla
Sarah Cortez
104
Last Call by David Lee
Cecil Sparkman
106