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Lone Star Literature: From the Red River to the Rio Grande

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The biggest collection of writing about Texas yet assembled. A VAST LAND combining the West, the South, and the Border, small dusty towns and gleaming modern cities. Texas has a history and identity all its own, and a mythology bigger than the Lone Star State itself. In this anthology. Don Graham has rounded up a comprehensive collection of writings that provides an overview of the diversity and excellence of Texas literature and reveals its vital contribution to America's literary landscape: from early accounts of life on the wild frontier told by the likes of Andy Adams and J. Frank Dobie to contemporary fiction by such well-known Texan authors as Larry McMurtry and Sandra Cisneros, as well as recent nonfiction by Molly Ivins, Mary Karr, Robert Caro, and Kinky Friedman. The result is a sometimes rowdy, always artful panorama of fable and truth, humor and pathos--all growing out of the state that continues to stimulate the collective imagination like no other.

Synopsis:

In this anthology, Graham has rounded up a comprehensive collection of writings that provides an overview of the diversity and excellence of Texas literature and reveals its vital contribution to America's literary landscape.

Table of Contents

A dry drive / Andy Adams — Headed for the setting sun / James Emmit McCauley — from Adventures of a ballad hunter / John A. Lomax — Art and the bronco / O. Henry — The stone ranch / Sallie Reynolds Matthews — The Texans touch the plains / Walter Prescott Webb — Graveyard of the cowman's hopes / J. Evetts Haley — from The wind / Dorothy Scarborough — The bride / Hallie Crawford Stillwell — from My first thirty years / Gertrude Beasley — Bogged shadows / J. Frank Dobie — The girl at Cabe Ranch / A.C. Greene — The last running / John Graves — I'm bound to follow the longhorn cows / Dave Hickey — The grave / Katherine Anne Porter — Hold autumn in your hand / George Sessions Perry — from Adventures with a Texas naturalist / Roy Bedichek — Hangerman John / William A. Owens — from No quittin' sense / C.C. White — A voice from the woods / William Humphrey — The way it was, Southeast Texas, 1915 / Bill Brett — The sad irons / Robert A. Caro — The saviour of the bees / Robert Flynn — The school bus / Mary Ladd Gavell — from Southwest / John Houghton Allen — The hammon and the beans / Amâerico Peredes — Exile / Benjamin Alire Sâaenz — An El Paso idyll / Pat Carr — Peace Grove / Ray Gonzalez — The death mask of Pancho Villa / Dagoberto Gilb — North of the big river / Elmer Kelton — Commerce Street / Jim Sanderson — The portrait / Toâmas Rivera — The gulf oil-can Santa Claus / Rolando Hinojosa-Smith — Whores / James Crumley — from The last picture show / Larry McMurtry — A guide to some small border airports / Peter LaSalle — La fabulosa : a Texas operetta / Sandra Cisneros — from The gay place / Billy Lee Brammer — from Strange peaches / Edwin Shrake — Something happens / Lawrence Wright — Who was Jack Ruby? / Gary Cartwright — How I solved the Kennedy assassination / Joe Bob Briggs — I bought a little city / Donald Barthelme — Redfish / Rick Bass — Bad girls / Harryette Mullen — The battle of the Alamo / Rafael Castillo — from A prince of a fellow / Shelby Hearon — My brother is a cowboy / Carolyn Osborn — The scapegoat / James Hoggard — A train to catch / Clay Reynolds — Tomorrow we smile / Naomi Shihab Nye — Family and food / Betsy Berry — Leaping Leo / Pat Ellis Taylor — from The liars' club / Mary Karr — Playing cowboy / Larry L. King — The ballad of the urban cowboy / Aaron Latham — Metamorphosis no. 5 / Don Webb — What Texas means to me / Stephen Harrigan — Why Texas is the way it is / Betty Sue Flowers — Texas women : true grit and all the rest / Molly Ivins — Social studies / Kinky Friedman — The last history ever of fatigue in Texas / William C. Gruben.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393050431
Subtitle:
From the Red River to the Rio Grande
Foreword:
McMurtry, Larry
Foreword:
McMurtry, Larry
Author:
Graham, Don
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Texas
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
03-5
Publication Date:
November 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.60x6.12x1.44 in. 2.28 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Americana » Texas

Lone Star Literature: From the Red River to the Rio Grande
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"Synopsis" by , In this anthology, Graham has rounded up a comprehensive collection of writings that provides an overview of the diversity and excellence of Texas literature and reveals its vital contribution to America's literary landscape.
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