by Philip Garrison


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Set primarily in Mexico and the American Northwest, yet equally at home with Achilleus on the Trojan plains or with Walt Whitman in his New Jersey home, these fifteen essays pass back and forth across international boundaries as easily as they cross the more fluid lines separating past and present. Part biography, part history, Augury is also something of a writer’s journal, a guide to Garrison’s imaginative journeys.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820347479
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 09/15/2014
Series: Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction Series , #3
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

PHILIP GARRISON’s books include Waiting for the Earth to Turn Over: Identity and the Late Twentieth-Century American West, The Permit That Never Expires: Migrant Tales from the Ozark Hills and the Mexican Highlands, and Because I Don’t Have Wings: Stories of Mexican Immigrant Life. A professor of English emeritus at Central Washington University, Garrison currently directs the APOYO food and clothing bank, which he founded in 1995, with several members of the Mexicano community.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Acknowledgments xv

Independence Day 1

Adaptations 12

Three Days in the Mexican Highlands 21

The Republic of Boylston 29

Tombs 37

Burning What We Weave 48

Borders 55

Two Love Scenes in Homer 70

American Miracles 78

Where Pigs Can See the Wind 83

Finding Our Lives 92

Monument 101

On the Conquest 114

The Tour Guide 133

Las Aventuras 141

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