A Frank Waters Reader: A Southwestern Life in Writingby Frank Waters, Thomas J. Lyon (Contribution by)
Over the course of his life, Frank Waters amassed a body of work that has few equals in the literature of the American West. Because his was a writing that touched every facet of the Western experience, his voice still echoes throughout that region's literary world. Swallow Press is especially proud to present this generous sampling of Frank Waters's writings. A Frank Waters Reader encompasses the full range of his work and draws from both his nonfiction and his many novels. It stands as a testament to his singular achievement, and proof of the talent that established him as the foremost writer in the Southwest. This collection spanning forty years of writing provides an excellent introduction for the uninitiated as well as a retrospective for those already familiar with this giant talent. His gifts for achieving a delicate balance among the many contrary forces at work in the land and the people who inhabit it is as true and enduring as the region that inspired him.
"This compilation is a delight, effectively sharing the author's life and lifelong passion for the American West through his prose and a selection of photographs. Recommended for all libraries."
-- Library Journal
- Ohio University Press
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Meet the Author
Frank Waters (1902–1995), one of the finest chroniclers of the American Southwest, wrote twenty–eight works of fiction and nonfiction.
Thomas J. Lyon is the editor and author of several books. Most recently he edited The Literary West: An Anthology of Western American Literature. He lives in Carlsbad, California.
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