Literary Pilgrims The Santa Fe and Taos Writers' Colonies, 1917-1950

ISBN-10: 0826338518
ISBN-13: 9780826338518
Edition: 2007
Authors: Lynn Cline
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 3/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Fleeing a postWorld War I environment marred by materialism, mechanization, and corporate corruption, American writers flocked to the inspirational landscapes of northern New Mexico. These writers discovered new muses in the Southwest. Newcomers were buoyed by the ancient traditions of the Pueblo, Navajo, and Hopi cultures and by the kinship of deeply rooted Hispanic communities. Of New Mexico, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Horgan wrote, "The earth seems near to the heavens." Indeed, New Mexico was the place of poetry. Thanks to a thriving art market, newcomers to Santa Fe and Taos were (and still are) famous for the legacy of their art colonies. However, the history of the literary scene has not received the attention shown the artists. Students of literature might recognize names like D. H. Lawrence, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and Mary Austin, but what about Haniel Long or Raymond Otis? Lynn Cline illuminates both the well- and lesser-known literary figures of New Mexico, whose collaborative efforts created enduring literary colonies. These writers took up similar themes, jointly promoted their works, and founded regional arts advocacy groups. Cline discusses sixteen writers and concludes with walking and driving tours of Santa Fe and Taos, where interested readers can visit former homes, gathering places, and public sites talked about in the book. Included in "Literary Pilgrims: " Mary Austin Witter Bynner Willa Cather Fray Anglico Chvez Erna and Harvey Fergusson Alice Corbin Henderson Paul Horgan Spud Johnson Oliver La Farge D. H. Lawrence Haniel Long Mabel Dodge Luhan Raymond Otis Lynn Riggs Frank Waters

Lynn Cline of Santa Fe is the author of Romantic Days and Nights in Santa Fe.She has been an editor and staff writer for the Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo,and the Santa Fean magazine.

Preface
Introduction
Fertile Ground
In Santa Fe
Alice Corbin Henderson
Witter Bynner
Mary Austin
Willa Cather
Oliver La Farge
In Taos
Mabel Dodge Luhan
D. H. Lawrence in Taos
Mabel Dodge Luhan, After D. H. Lawrence
Spud Johnson
Frank Waters
A Memorable Literary Landscape
Significant Others
Lynn Riggs
Raymond Otis
Haniel Long
Erna and Harvey Fergusson
Paul Horgan
Fray Angelico Chavez
Conclusion: The End of an Era
Walking/Driving Tours
Santa Fe
Taos
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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