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The Resource Careless weeds : six Texas novellas, edited and with an introduction by Tom Pilkington

Careless weeds : six Texas novellas, edited and with an introduction by Tom Pilkington

Label
Careless weeds : six Texas novellas
Title
Careless weeds
Title remainder
six Texas novellas
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Tom Pilkington
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • These novellas by acclaimed contemporary Texas writers present a rich chronological panorama of the social history of twentieth-century Texas. Set in the 1930s, Jane Gilmore Rushing's Wayfaring Strangers depicts the small-town folk of a West Texas community coming to terms with some "dark and different" strangers. In Margot Fraser's Hardship, a ranch family in the Big Bend country copes with the horrors of WWII, finding ultimately that some things endure. A former giant of a black man regains his stature and sense of purpose in David L. Fleming's The Sun Gone Down, Darkness Be Over Me, set in East Texas in the late 1950s. A group of boys is initiated into adulthood one summer in the early 1960s as their childish escapade in rural Texas explodes into violence in Clay Reynolds's Summer Seeds
  • Pat Carr's Bluebirds shows a woman struggling with the effects of the Vietnam war on her present husband, Hugh, and on Van, her ex-husband, as she comes to realize she must take charge of her own life. In Thomas Zigal's Second Lieutenants of Literature, a contemporary writer who's lost his nerve goes slightly berserk at a small college's literary festival. These six novellas illuminate, as all good fiction does, the human condition, moving the reader by their penetrating observations of human motivation and behavior
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Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.540809764
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS558.T4
LC item number
C36 1993
Literary form
fiction
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Pilkington, William T
Series statement
Southwest life and letters
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  • American fiction
  • Texas
  • American fiction
  • Manners and customs
  • Texas
Label
Careless weeds : six Texas novellas, edited and with an introduction by Tom Pilkington
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wayfaring strangers / Jane Gilmore Rushing -- Hardship / Margot Fraser -- The sun gone down, darkness be over me / David L. Fleming -- Summer seeds / Clay Reynolds -- Bluebirds / Pat Carr -- Second lieutenants of literature / Thomas Zigal
Control code
26857156
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 331 pages
Isbn
9780870743382
Lccn
92053613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)26857156
Label
Careless weeds : six Texas novellas, edited and with an introduction by Tom Pilkington
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wayfaring strangers / Jane Gilmore Rushing -- Hardship / Margot Fraser -- The sun gone down, darkness be over me / David L. Fleming -- Summer seeds / Clay Reynolds -- Bluebirds / Pat Carr -- Second lieutenants of literature / Thomas Zigal
Control code
26857156
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 331 pages
Isbn
9780870743382
Lccn
92053613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)26857156

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