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The Resource West of the American dream : an encounter with Texas, Paul Christensen

West of the American dream : an encounter with Texas, Paul Christensen

Label
West of the American dream : an encounter with Texas
Title
West of the American dream
Title remainder
an encounter with Texas
Statement of responsibility
Paul Christensen
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Like many a pioneer exiting the eastern forests, Paul Christensen felt the strangeness of an alien landscape when he first arrived in Texas in 1974. Schooled in the cool colors of life and poetry in the urban East, he approached his new career in the Southwest with missionary zeal and purpose: to discover the land and the kind of people and poetry it produced."
  • "West of the American Dream is a multifaceted account of the search. Christensen shares his feelings of culture shock in east-central Texas as he meets the cowboy version of the blue-collar Texan and his Mexican American neighbours. He introduces readers to the convoluted history of poetry in Texas, a tradition, started by women, that shifted from a focus on the land to the quotidian habits of urban living. Using a unique dissection of the public ritual of a poetry reading, Christensen assesses the origins of modern poetry, the value of imagination in modernist and postmodernist verse, and what Texas poets achieved and how their work evolved after World War II."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
811/.5099764
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS266.T4
LC item number
C47 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Tarleton State University southwestern studies in the humanities
Series volume
no. 14
Label
West of the American dream : an encounter with Texas, Paul Christensen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-325) and index
Contents
First things -- Of underworlds -- Poetry readings -- I and thou -- "Good-by, you big lummax, I'm glad you backed out" -- A photo album -- The imagination -- How to read a poem -- Democratic vistas -- A portrait of Vassar Miller -- A portrait of Charles Gordone -- A portrait of Ricardo Sánchez -- "The simple bitter sap."
Control code
45750229
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 340 p.
Isbn
9780890967539
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001000225
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2002. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
West of the American dream : an encounter with Texas, Paul Christensen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-325) and index
Contents
First things -- Of underworlds -- Poetry readings -- I and thou -- "Good-by, you big lummax, I'm glad you backed out" -- A photo album -- The imagination -- How to read a poem -- Democratic vistas -- A portrait of Vassar Miller -- A portrait of Charles Gordone -- A portrait of Ricardo Sánchez -- "The simple bitter sap."
Control code
45750229
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 340 p.
Isbn
9780890967539
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001000225
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2002. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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