Southwestern Writers Collection Series, Wittliff Collections at Texas State University

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  1. Two Prospectors
    Sam Shepard was arguably America’s finest working dramatist, as well as an accomplished screenwriter, actor, and director. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize, he wrote more than forty-five plays, including True West, Fool for Love,... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2017
    Paperback | £16.99
  2. Homegrown
    Before Austin became the "live music capital of the world" and attracted tens of thousands of music fans, it had a vibrant local music scene that spanned late sixties psychedelic and avant-garde rock to early eighties punk. Venues... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2015
    Paperback | £24.99
  3. Acting Up and Getting Down
    One of the few books of its kind, Acting Up and Getting Down brings together seven African American literary voices that all have a connection to the Lone Star state. Covering Texas themes and universal ones, this collection showcases... Learn More
    Published: 15th April 2014
    Paperback | £20.99
  4. Cormac McCarthy's House
    Novelist Cormac McCarthy’s brilliant and challenging work demands deep engagement from his readers. In Cormac McCarthy’s House, author, painter, photographer, and actor-director Peter Josyph draws on a wide range... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2013
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  5. Winifred Sanford
    Winifred Sanford is generally regarded by critics as one of the best and most important early twentieth-century Texas women writers, despite publishing only a handful of short stories before slipping into relative obscurity. First... Learn More
    Published: 2nd January 2013
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  6. Just As We Were
    When a Texas debutante bows her forehead to the floor in the famous "Texas dip," society columnists all across the country speculate interminably over what it is that sets Texas women apart. But really, how could they know? Even... Learn More
    Published: 15th June 2011
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  7. Together, Alone
    What does it mean to belong to a place, to be truly rooted and grounded in the place you call home? How do you commit to a marriage, to a full partnership with another person, and still maintain your own separate identity? These... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2011
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  8. An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days
    From Eudora Welty's memoir of childhood to May Sarton's reflections on her seventieth year, writers' journals offer an irresistible opportunity to join a creative thinker in musing on the events—whether in daily life or on a... Learn More
    Published: 15th September 2010
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  9. In Search of the Blues
    The rich, complex lives of African Americans in Texas were often neglected by the mainstream media, which historically seldom ventured into Houston's Fourth Ward, San Antonio's East Side, South Dallas, or the black neighborhoods... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2010
    Hardback | £43.00
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  10. Land of the Permanent Wave
    Edwin "Bud" Shrake is one of the most intriguing literary talents to emerge from Texas. He has written vividly in fiction and nonfiction about everything from the early days of the Texas Republic to the making of the atomic bomb.... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2009
    Paperback | £26.99
  11. Sanctified and Chicken-Fried
    Master of mojo storytelling, spinner of over-the-top yarns of horror, suspense, humor, mystery, science fiction, and even the Old West, Joe R. Lansdale has attracted a wide and enthusiastic following. His genre-defying work has... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2009
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  12. Sneaking Out
    From the endless battles of sibling rivalry to the endless worries about getting indifferent students into—and then graduated from—college, raising boys is the adventure of a lifetime for any mother. Prudence Mackintosh has... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2008
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  13. Notes on Blood Meridian
    Blood Meridian (1985), Cormac McCarthy's epic tale of an otherwise nameless "kid" who in his teens joins a gang of licensed scalp hunters whose marauding adventures take place across Texas, Chihuahua, Sonora, Arizona, and California... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2008
    Paperback | £18.99
  14. Lone Star Sleuths
    Texas has always staked a large claim on the nation's imagination, and its mystery literature is no exception. Hundreds of crime novels are set within the state, most of which have been published in the last twenty years. From... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2007
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  15. What Wildness Is This
    Winner, WILLA Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction, 2008How do women experience the vast, arid, rugged land of the American Southwest? The Story Circle Network, a national organization dedicated to helping women write about... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2007
    Paperback | £22.99
  16. Retreads
    Retreads tells the middle of the story begun in Thundering Sneakers and concluded in Sneaking Out. In this collection of essays, Prudence Mackintosh follows her sons through the "tween" years between little boyhood and adolescence.... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2002
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