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The Resource Land of enchantment, land of conflict : New Mexico in English-language fiction, David L. Caffey

Land of enchantment, land of conflict : New Mexico in English-language fiction, David L. Caffey

Label
Land of enchantment, land of conflict : New Mexico in English-language fiction
Title
Land of enchantment, land of conflict
Title remainder
New Mexico in English-language fiction
Statement of responsibility
David L. Caffey
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Is New Mexico truly the "land of enchantment," or is it the land of acrimony, where opposing values, backgrounds, and political and economic interests give rise to an atmosphere of conflict? According to David L. Caffey, it is both, and both qualities contribute to the region's appeal as a source of raw material for works of fiction. New Mexico offers the writer a varied landscape, a mosaic of cultures, and a colorful history, conflict, necessary for fiction, is also found in cultural differences, opposing views on land and water use, and conflicting values concerning individual freedom and social restraint. The result, after more than a century and a half of literary activity, is a remarkable body of literature that has much to offer the reader who wants to learn more about the land and people of New Mexico. In Land of Enchantment, Land of Conflict, David L. Caffey identifies patterns in the observations of fiction writers concerning relations among cultural groups, attitudes toward the law, the erosion of individual freedom, and the social effects of weather and climate. Caffey also explores variations in historical and literary portrayals of famous New Mexicans and examines various myths concerning the frontier West and its heroes. He considers fiction of the atomic age and works by contemporary New Mexico writers as well. The fiction writer operates under assumptions and allegiances that are frequently at odds with those of the historian, social scientist, or journalist. Works of fiction can offer a unique perspective on a time and place and often reveal much about the process of mythmaking. Explore New Mexico with David L. Caffey in Land of Enchantment, Land of Conflict -- Book jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.9/32789
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PS283.N6
LC item number
C34 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Tarleton State University southwestern studies in the humanities
Series volume
no. 11
Label
Land of enchantment, land of conflict : New Mexico in English-language fiction, David L. Caffey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-219) and index
Contents
Some writers and a place : exploring New Mexico in fiction -- First reports -- When cultures meet -- Freedom and restraint -- Attitudes toward the law -- Sky determines -- Village novels -- Lives and legends -- The Wild West, the agricultural west, and the real west -- Living with the bomb -- The Hollywood spin -- Writing New Mexico
Control code
40595301
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 235 pages
Isbn
9780890968918
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98055985
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2000. With dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Author's inscribed presentation copy to Marc Simmons, July 2007. References Marc Simmons. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits.
Label
Land of enchantment, land of conflict : New Mexico in English-language fiction, David L. Caffey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-219) and index
Contents
Some writers and a place : exploring New Mexico in fiction -- First reports -- When cultures meet -- Freedom and restraint -- Attitudes toward the law -- Sky determines -- Village novels -- Lives and legends -- The Wild West, the agricultural west, and the real west -- Living with the bomb -- The Hollywood spin -- Writing New Mexico
Control code
40595301
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 235 pages
Isbn
9780890968918
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98055985
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2000. With dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Author's inscribed presentation copy to Marc Simmons, July 2007. References Marc Simmons. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits.

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