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Writing the Southwest

David King Dunaway, Sara L. Spurgeon

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ISBN 10: 0452273943 / ISBN 13: 9780452273948
Published by Plume, U.S.A., 1995
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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This unread copy is signed on the title page by Rudolfo Anaya, Denise Chavez, Joy Harjo, Linda Hogan & Luci Tapahonso. Book has overall light toning and light shelf soiling to bottom page edges. Ships in bubble wrap in box. Bookseller Inventory # PC 78-38

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Title: Writing the Southwest

Publisher: Plume, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A region where dances for rain and prayers to the santos mix with New Age and high-tech jargon has produced some of the most exciting writing in America today. The common thread that links such writers as Edward Abbey, Tony Hillerman, Joy Harjo, Barbara Kingsolver, and Terry McMillan is an understanding of the interplay between humans and the earth. This compelling collection offers outstanding selections of contemporary Southwestern literature along with a biographical profile, a bibliography, and an original interview with each of the fourteen authors included. Here are the words of rangy Frank Waters, who at ninety-three is still the "dean of Western writers"; the rhythms of Navajo songs, in the poetry of Native American Luci Tapahonso; the political, highly charged prose of John Nichols, in his classic The Milagro Beanfield War; and the magical realism of Rudolfo Anaya, one of the founders of Chicano literature. Diverse in style and focus, the authors of the Southwest are united by a sense of place and an awareness of the heritage and textures of this multicultural, multilingual land.

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This assemblage of interviews, bibliographies, excerpts, and criticism on fourteen of the Southwest’s most important authors has been updated to provide more background material. Includes a 74-minute compact disc containing discussions with authors such as Tony Hillerman and Terry McMillan.

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