Literature

Literature and Photography

Interactions, 1840-1990, A Critical Anthology
By Jane Rabb

"Baudelaire Meets Poe," Jane Rabb has gathered the first and last words about photographs and photography.

Aldo Leopold's Southwest

Edited by David E. BrownNeil Carmony

First published in 1990 and now available only from University of New Mexico Press, this volume collects twenty-six of Aldo Leopold's little-known essays and articles published between 1915 and 1948.

We Fed Them Cactus

Second Edition
By Fabiola Cabeza de Baca

Documents the daily activities of Hispanic pioneers--buffalo hunting, horse breaking, sheep herding, preparing and preserving food, sewing, tending the sick, and educating children are included in this rich recuerdo, as well as stories of Comancheros, Tejanos, Americanos, and outlaws.

Mayordomo

Chronicle of an Acequia in Northern New Mexico
By Stanley Crawford

This memoir of the author's experience as a mayordomo, or ditch boss, is the first record of the life of an acequia by a community participant.

Josey Wales

Two Westerns
By Forrest Carter

Josey Wales was the most wanted man in Texas. His wife and child had been lost to pre-civil War destruction and, like Jesse James and other young farmers, he joined the guerrilla soldiers of Missouri-men with no cause but survival and no purpose but revenge.

Nicaraguan Peasant Poetry from Solentiname

Translated by David Gullette

Subjects: LiteraturePoetry

Westward the Women

An Anthology of Western Stories by Women
Edited by Vicki Piekarski

Stories by Willa Cather, Mary Austin, Mari Sandoz, and Leslie Silko, among other women writers, who have illuminated the Western experience.

Diné bahane'

The Navajo Creation Story
By Paul G. Zolbrod

"A fine literary rendition that appears to approximate the traditional Navajo storytelling style better than any other English version."--Choice

Runner in the Sun

By D'Arcy McNickle
Illustrations by Allan Houser

A novel of pre-Hispanic Indian life in the Southwest.

Pieces of White Shell

By Terry Tempest Williams
Illustrations by Clifford Brycelea

"To know the oral tradition of Native American people is to feel the sensitivity and sensuality of language in its clearest motion and light, and this Williams has achieved in her appreciation of that tradition."--Simon Ortiz

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