Western American Literature 48:4

Western American Literature 48:4

Edited by Melody Graulich

Table Of Contents


"Nothing but land": Women's Narratives, Gardens, and the Settler-Colonial Imaginary in the US West and Australian Outback
Tom Lynch

"Learn to talk Yaqui": Mexico and the Cherokee Literary Politics of John Milton Oskison and Will Rogers
James H. Cox

All the Pretty Mexican Girls: Whiteness and Racial Desire in Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses and Cities of Plain
Jennifer A. Reimer

Resisting the Border: Natural Narrative, Everyday Story
Pattie Cowell


Nathan Straight
Autobiography, Ecology, and the Well-Placed Self: The Growth of Natural Biography in Contemporary American Life Writing
Reviewed by Tyler Nickl

Andrew Menard
Sight Unseen: How Fremont's First Expedition Changed the American Landscape
Reviewed by Robert Thacker

Lori Lee Wilson
The Joaquin Band: The History behind the Legend
Reviewed by Elisa Warford

Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann
Gunfight at the Eco-Corral: Western Cinema and the Environment
Reviewed by Linda Mizejewski

John Blair Gamber
Positive Pollutions and Cultural Toxins: Waste and Contamination in Contemporary U.S. Ethnic Literatures
Reviewed by Kristin Ladd

Robin Troy
Liberty Lanes
Reviewed by Matthew Heimburger

Mary Ellicott Arnold and Mabel Reed
In the Land of the Grasshopper Song: Two Women in the Klamath River Indian country in 1908-09, with an introduction by Susan Bernadin
Reviewed by Anne L. Kaufman

Lois Palken Rudnick
The Suppressed Memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan: Sex, Syphilis, and Psychoanalysis in the Making of Modern American Culture
Reviewed by Judy Nolte Temple

Martin Etchart
The Last Shepard
Reviewed by David Rio

A. Gabriel Melendez and Francisco Lomeli, eds. and trans.
The Writings of Eusebio Chacon
Reviewed by Laura Padilla

Terry Tempest Williams
When Women Were Birds: Fifty-Four Variations on Voice
Reviewed by Monica Linford

Kathleen Johnson
Subterranean Red
Reviewed by Elizabeth Toombs

Larry McMurtry
Reviewed by Brian Dippie

Ann Moseley and Sarah Cheney Watson, eds.
Willa Cather and Aestheticism: From Romanticism to Modernism
Reviewed by Max Despain

Elizabeth Dodd
Horizon's Lens: My Time on the Turning World
Reviewed by Sarah Stoeckl

Julian Murphet and Mark Steven, eds.
Styles of Extinction: Cormac McCarthy's "The Road"
Reviewed by Alex Engebretson

Christopher Schaberg
The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight
Reviewed by Andy Hageman

Claire Vaye Watkins
Battleborn: Stories
Reviewed by D. Seth Horton

Rene S. Perez II
Along These Highways
Reviewed by Monica E. Montelongo

Greg Kuzma
Mountains of the Moon
Reviewed by Harald Wyndham

Glenn Frankel
The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend
Reviewed by Edwin Whitewolf

Sherman Alexie
Reviewed by Loree Westron