Bounty of Texas (Publications of the Texas Folklore Society)

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In addition to reminiscences of trapping and hunting in the Big Bend of West Texas during the 1920s and 1930s, this Texas Folklore Society Publication includes a heretofore unpublished outdoors sketch by J. Frank Dobie on deer hunting and a piece by Bertha McKee Dobie on Frank’s interest in grasses. Elmer Kelton, Joyce Roach, and Robert Flynn take a humorous look at their work and hometowns, and Kenneth Davis tells tales of souls departing their bodies. There are essays on the bounty of the tables of the earlier settlers, and the state’s ethnic heritages through the German Volksfest in Brenham. The folk-song scholarship of Dorothy Scarborough, the art of Ben Mead, a look at prison language, and much more are included in this bountiful book.

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"The Bounty of Texas is that it is a state full of rich living and traditions, stretching centuries back to the Indiands, through the Spanish, Mexicans, and Anglos, to all the many nationalities that moved in and then spread out through Texas and the Southwest. It was and is a land of plenty, and one can go down any road and glean a wealth of folklore at every crossroad and filling station and barbecue stand. A folklorist can live off the bounty of Texas easy enough-and get fat."
-F.E. Abernethy

In addition to reminiscences of trapping and hunting in the Big Bend and West Texas during the 1920s and 1930s, this miscellany includes a heretofore unpublished outdoors sketch by J.Frank Dobie on deer hunting, and a piece that disagrees with Larry McMurtry's contention that Dobie's work "will not outlive him by more than a generation." From Paul Stone's perspective on the Yale scene, "Dobie's importance in the formal national academic community has grown since 1964 and ... it will continue growing in the twenty-five years to come."

Elmer Kelton, Joyce Roach and Robert Flynn take a humorous look at their work and hometowns, Paul Patterson takes a look at the adventures of riding the rails, Kenneth Davis tells tales of souls departing their bodies. The bounty of the tables of the earlier settlers, and the bounty of the ethnic heritages, along with folksong scholarship of Dorothy Scarborough, the art of Ben Mead, and the folklore inspired by Ollie North and many more are included in this bountiful book.

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FRANCIS EDWARD ABERNETHY was Regents Professor Emeritus of English at Stephen F. Austin State University, the executive secretary and editor of the Texas Folklore Society, the curator of exhibits for the East Texas Historical Association, and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters. In addition to editing twenty-one Texas Folklore Society publications, he wrote Singin' Texas, Legends of Texas’ Heroic Age, and all three volumes of the Texas Folklore Society history, published by the University of North Texas Press.

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