Literature

Dead or Alive

La Frontera Publishing Presents the American West, Great Short Stories from America's Newest Western Writers

La Frontera Publishing presents Dead or Alive, its latest collection of fictional short stories about the Wild West from America’s newest Western writers, authors who may become tomorrow’s legends of Western literature.

Like a Bride and Like a Mother

By Rosa Nissán
Translated by Dick Gerdes

Two powerful autobiographical novels of being a Jewish woman in Mexico, dealing with her parents' dictates, and her husband's and family's expectations. The only constant in her life is a need to find her own way.

The Poetry and Poetics of Gerald Vizenor

Edited by Deborah L. Madsen

The first book devoted exclusively to the poetry and literary aesthetics of one of Native America’s most accomplished writers, this collection of essays brings together detailed critical analyses of single texts and individual poetry collections from diverse theoretical perspectives, along with comparative discussions of Vizenor’s related works.

Claims and Speculations

Mining and Writing in the Gilded Age
By Janet Floyd

This study of a broad range of responses to gold and silver mining in the late nineteenth century sets the literary writings of figures such as Mark Twain, Mary Hallock Foote, Bret Harte, and Jack London within the context of writing and representation produced by people involved in the industry: miners and journalists, as well as writers of folklore and song.

Gus Blaisdell Collected

Edited by William PetersonNicole Blaisdell Ivey

This long-awaited collection of Blaisdell’s critical writings includes essays on literature, art, and film, along with moving tributes by some of the distinguished writers who numbered Blaisdell among their friends.

Fray Angélico Chávez

Poet, Priest, and Artist
Edited by Ellen McCracken

A well-balanced summary of Fray Angélico Chávez's contributions to New Mexico literature and art.

The Writings of Eusebio Chacón

Edited by A. Gabriel MeléndezFrancisco A. Lomelí
Translated by A. Gabriel MeléndezFrancisco A. Lomelí

This collection of Chacón's writings brings together all published and written materials found, displaying his versatility with samples of his work as an accomplished orator, translator, essayist, historian, novelist, and poet.

The Way of Thorn and Thunder

The Kynship Chronicles
By Daniel Justice

Available for the first time in one volume, Daniel Heath Justice's acclaimed Thorn and Thunder novels take Indigenous fantasy fiction beyond its stereotypes and tell a story set in a world similar to eighteenth-century eastern North America. The original trilogy-an example of green/eco-literature-is collected here in a one-volume novel.

Strange Jeremiahs

Civil Religion and the Literary Imaginations of Jonathan Edwards, Herman Melville, and W. E. B. Du Bois
By Carole Stewart

Stewart studies the writings of three American authors who all helped define civil religion through their expressions of the tradition of the jeremiad, or prophetic judgment of a people for backsliding from their destiny.

The Daring Flight of My Pen

Cultural Politics and Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá's Historia de la Nueva Mexico, 1610
By Genaro Padilla

In this engaging study Genaro Padilla enters into Villagrá's epic poem of the Oñate expedition to reveal that the soldier was no mere chronicler but that his writing offers a subtle critique of the empire whose expansion he seems to be celebrating.

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