Writing the Southwest

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First published in 1995, this assemblage of interviews, bibliographies, excerpts, and criticism on fourteen of the Southwest's most important authors has been updated and expanded. The accompanying 74-minute compact disc provides excerpts from the authors. Tony Hillerman discusses how blindness in the army helped shape his writings; Terry McMillan explains her start as a writer and why she thought, when she was young, that African-Americans didn't write books. Each recorded interview ranges from 4 to 10 minutes.

Reviews of the first edition:

"Much more than an ordinary compilation. . . . A vivid composite of the region's best-known writers, Writing the Southwest is an excellent sampling of unique viewpoints and deep roots."- Publishers Weekly

"The writers included here . . . represent the vital ethnic mixture of the Southwest past and present. . . . For modern literature students, as well as those who are curious about the backgrounds of some of their favorite writers, this is a good choice."-- Kliatt

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Grouping Title writing the southwest
Grouping Author david king dunaway and sara l spurgeon
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subject_facet American literature -- Southwestern States, Authors, American -- 20th century -- Interviews, Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- Southwestern States, Authors, American -- Southwestern States -- Biography, Authors, American -- Southwestern States -- Interviews, Southwest, New -- Literary collections, Southwestern States -- Intellectual life, Southwestern States -- Literary collections
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title_full Writing the Southwest / [edited by] David King Dunaway and Sara L. Spurgeon, Writing the Southwest / edited by David King Dunaway and Sara L. Spurgeon
title_short Writing the Southwest
topic_facet American literature, Authors, American, Homes and haunts, Intellectual life