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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Here are sixteen essays by various genres of thinkers, among which we find poets, fiction writers, scientists, historians, academic and lay scholars, librarians and artists who presented papers in 1985 at a conference bearing the book's title. N. Scott Momaday, Frank Waters, R. Hinojosa Smith, Janice Monk and Vera Norwood, Rudolfo A. Anaya, and John Nichols are among the contributors. Their papers are the text of this work on the cultures of the American Southwest. Old Southwest indeed becomes an American culture reader, like a treatise on its epistemology and the forms of literature past and present of the region most of us know as the Southwest. They may give significant scientific, poetic, critical, even lyrical expressions such as Momaday's or the refreshing-refreshingly revealing statement of John Nichols " ... a cultural worker with a voice."
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