No Place for a Puritan The Literature of the California Deserts

ISBN-10: 1597140988
ISBN-13: 9781597140980
Edition: 2009
Authors: Ruth Nolan
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Description: The first literary anthology devoted to Californias fabled desert region. Contains well-known desert-region writers like Edward Abbey, Mary Austin, Victor Villasenor, and Barry Lopez but also offers surprises like Joan Didion, Hunter Thompson, Pearl  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Heyday
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

The first literary anthology devoted to Californias fabled desert region. Contains well-known desert-region writers like Edward Abbey, Mary Austin, Victor Villasenor, and Barry Lopez but also offers surprises like Joan Didion, Hunter Thompson, Pearl Bailey and many more.

Introduction
Acknowledgments
Map
Dangers of the Desert
The Land of Little Rain
No Place for a Puritan
From Desert Country
Sleep in the Mojave Desert
From "Death Valley"
The Desert Cries
Mirage
From Point Last Seen
Bitch bitch bitch
Crossings, Past and Present
Font's Complete Diary: A Chronicle of the Foundings of San Francisco
First Conflict with Americans
From Death Valley in '49
Journal excerpts, Pacific Railroad Survey, 1853
From a letter to the Atla California, July 1, 1866
From The White Heart of Mojave
From Travels with Charley
From Macho!
From "Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow"
From Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Leaving Palm Springs
Refuge And Exile
Massacre at Desert Hot Springs
From McTeague
From Willie Boy
Songs My Mother Taught Me
Self-Portrait on the Border Between Mexico and the United States (1932)
From Farewell to Manzanar
From Play it as it Lays
From Aquaboogie
A Dog Turns Back When You Turn Back
Irregular Flight
Loss, Revival, and Retributions (Neon Desert Collage)
Lure of the Desert
Desert Center
From The Desert
From The Great California Deserts
From The Man Who Walked Through Time
How To Be a Desert Rat and Like It
In the Desert
Bagdad Chase Road in July
Mojave Narrows
Minding Desert Places/Winter-4 P.M
From Into the Wild
From "West, Old Man"
From Twenty Thousand Roads
Climbing at Joshua Tree
Rocks in the Shape of Billy Martin
Making The Desert Home
Chemehuevi Indian Creation
From First Families
The Birds
From Desert Wildlife
Desert Refuge 3 (October 1941)
Life on the Desert
From A Mine of Her Own
Stampede for Jackrabbit Homesteads Deluges Los Angeles Land Office
From The Desert Was Home
From My Life on the Mojave
From The Raw Pearl
The Salt
Shoshone Indian Homeland Statement to Congress
The Changing Desert-A New Type of Beast
From Hoover Dam
From Cadillac Desert
From Your Desert and Mine
From Juniper Blue
California Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 58-Relative to the Doctor June McCarroll Memorial Freeway
From The Man Who Captured Sunshine
Speech at Coachella, 1973
From Welcome to Saint Angel
Near the Desert Test Sites
From Savage Dreams
What the Fire Forgot
From 'Isill H�qwas W�xish
Conserving And Protecting the Land
Postcard from Above
At the Bomb Testing Site
Long Odds
From Still Wild, Always Wild
From All the Wild and Lonely Places
From The Mysterious Lands
From "The Stone Horse"
Premissions
Author Index
About the Editor

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