Let's Hear It: Stories by Texas Women Writers

Let's Hear It: Stories by Texas Women Writers


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ISBN-13: 9781585442935
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Series: Tarleton State University Southwestern Studies in the Humanities Series , #16
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Folklorist Sylvia Grider is an associate professor of anthropology at Texas A&M University, where she teaches classes in folklore and Texas cultural history. A specialist in material culture, she is currently researching the creation of spontaneous shrines at sites of disaster and catastrophe.Lou Halsell Rodenberger, professor emeritus of English at McMurry University, has written essays and articles on Texas and southwestern women writers. Her most recent book is Texas Women Writers: A Tradition of Their Own, co-edited with Sylvia Grider, and published by Texas A&M University Press. Other works include Her Work: Stories by Texas Women and Jane Gilmore Rushing, a monograph-length study in the Western Writers Series.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments and Permissionsix
Texas Women Writers and the Short StoryII
Part ICivil War to Turn-of-the-Century
"An Afternoon's Nap, or: Five Hundred Years Ahead" (1865)49
"A Thanksgiving Story" (1892)73
"An Elephant's Track" (1897)83
"The Last Hunt of Dorax" (1901)98
Part II1920s-1950s
"The Drought" (1920)115
"Luck" (1930)135
"The Circus" (1935)154
"Uncle Edgar and the Reluctant Saint" (1944)165
"The Voyager" (1950)183
Part III1960s-1980s
"Against the Moon" (1961)197
"If You're Not Going to Stay Then Please Don't Bother to Come" (1981)214
"Cowboy Movie" (1983)231
"Once Again on All Souls" (1985)248
"Helens and Roses" (1988)275
Part IV1990s
"Just As I Am" (1990)293
"The Ladies' Room" (1990)311
"The McCoy Hotel" (1992)323
"The Quilt" (1996)341
"Let's Hear It for the Red Shoes" (1996)349
"Sue Ellen Learns to Dance" (1997)361
"The Halloween Alps Boys" (1998)374
"Moving On" (1998)388
Appendix AShort Story Collections by Texas Women Writers403
Appendix BMajor Collections of Texas Short Stories Containing Stories by Texas Women407

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