Monday, December 16, 2013

A ROUNDER'S THREE DOZEN: 35 QUINTESSENTIAL BOOKS FROM THE AMERICAN WEST

Poet Paul Zarzyski
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A Rounder's Three Dozen:

35 Quintessential Books

from the American West





Richard Avedon
In the American West



Ralph Beer
The Blind Corral



Barbara Brinson Curiel
Mexican Jenny and Other Poems



John Dofflemyer
Wind Under My Skin



Edward Dorn
Way More West: New and Selected Poems



Gretel Ehrlich
The Solace of Open Spaces



Loren D. Estleman
Bloody Season



Jim Fergus
The Wild Girl



William Goyen
The House of Breath




Ron Hansen
Desperadoes


Jim Harrison
Dalva



Kent Haruf
The Tie That Binds




William Heyen
Crazy Horse in Stillness



Julie Jensen
Stray Dogs



Elmer Kelton
The Time It Never Rained



William Kittredge
Owning It All



David Kranes
Low Tide in the Desert



Adrian  C. Louis
Savage Sunsets



Cormac McCarthy
Blood Meridian



Max McCoy
Hellfire Canyon



Thomas McGuane
Nobody's Angel



Larry McMurtry
Leaving Cheyenne



Phillip Meyer
The Son



Michael Ondaatje
The Collected Works of Billy the Kid



Annie Proulx
Fine Just the Way It Is



Kirk Robertson
How the Light Gets In



Lucia St. Clair Robson
Ride the Wind



Billy Joe Shaver
Honky Tonk Hero



Sam  Shepard
Fool for Love and Other Plays



Red Shuttleworth
Western Settings



Jack Spicer
Billy the Kid



Larry D. Thomas
The Red, Candle-lit Darkness



Hunter S. Thompson
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas



Richard S. Wheeler
Masterson



Paul Zarzyski
All This Way for the Short Ride




Note:
Coming up with a three dozen quintessential books from the American West is a tough task.  No excuses, but another couple dozen or so Western writers (and their books) could have (should have?) been listed, like Edward Abbey, Rick Bass, Johnny Boggs, J.V. Brummels, J. Lee Butts, Laurie Wagner Buyer Jameson, Norman H. Russell, James Welch, and Peter Wild.


    The Late Great Wolfie Shuttleworth
with Red Shuttleworth



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