Western American Literature 50:1

Western American Literature 50:1

Edited by Tom Lynch

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Essays
A Chaotic and Dark Vitalism: A Case Study of Cormac McCarthy’s Psychopaths amid a Geology of Immorals
Sean Braune

Social Space and the Suburb in Mike Cahill’s King of California: Mapping Race, Neoliberalism, and Narratives of the Past in the Southern California Landscape
Emily Cheng

New Frontiers for Post-Western Cinema: Frozen River, Sin Nombre, Winter’s Bone
Jesús Ángel González

Book Reviews
Michael K. Johnson, Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West.
Bryant Keith Alexander

Stephen Miller and José Pablo Villalobos, eds., Rolando Hinojosa’s Klair City Death Trip Series: A Retrospective, New Directions.
Martín Camps

Brandon D. Shuler, Robert Johnson, and Erika Garza-Johnson, eds., New Border Voices: An Anthology.
Cristina Herrera

Claudine Chalmers, Chronicling the West for Harper’s: Coast to Coast with Frenzeny & Tavernier in 1873--1874.
Jessica Dallow

Stephen J. Mexal, Reading for Liberalism: The Overland Monthly and the Writing of the Modern American West.
Nicolas S. Witschi

Linda Scarangella McNenly, Native Performers in Wild West Shows: From Buffalo Bill to Euro Disney.
Arnold Krupat

Wendy Harding, The Myth of Emptiness and the New American Literature of Place.
O. Alan Weltzien

Bernard Mergen, At Pyramid Lake.
Jeffrey Chisum

Ken Lamberton, Dry River: Stories of Life, Death, and Redemption on the Santa Cruz.
Hal Crimmel

Andrew Gulliford, ed., Outdoors in the Southwest: An Adventure Anthology.
Linda Helstern

Julia Corbett, Seven Summers: A Naturalist Homesteads in the Modern West.
Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy

Saúl Sánchez, Rows of Memory: Journeys of a Migrant Sugar-Beet Worker.
Luis H. Moreno

Joshua Doleẑal, Down from the Mountaintop: From Belief to Belonging.
Gregory L. Morris

Tyra A. Olstad, Zen of the Plains: Experiencing Wild Western Places.
Francis Moul

Iver Arnegard, Whip and Spur.
Laura Rebecca Payne