Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions
November 2014 - December 2014
These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.
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By Butler, Judith L.
Publishing Date: 2006
Call Number: 811.6 BUT
"This collection of poems by poet/writer Judith L. Butler were compiled to honor the strong women of the West who led remarkable lives in the rough and ready days of the emerging western territory"--Cover
By Smith, Christine Hill
Publishing Date: c2009
Call Number: 813.4 SMI
With this look at Foote (1847-1938), Smith (Colorado Mountain College) provides a fine addition to Western studies. Born in Milton, New York, Foote had a sense of superiority about her eastern upbringing. And her lifelong friendship with artist Helena de Kay Gilder (carried on by correspondence) kept Foote anchored to upper-class prejudices. By the time she was 30, Foote was "exiled" with her engineer husband to the West. Foote rarely abided western manners, and the novels and short stories she wrote while in Colorado, Idaho, and California are marked by condescension to lower-class characters. For this she was well rewarded by popular eastern magazines--Century, Harper's, Scribner's, The Atlantic. The strengths of this book include Smith's excellent contextual discussions of relevant literature from the times, especially work by Willa Cather, Henry James, and Gertrude Atherton; her use of supporting studies, e.g., Richard Ohmann's Selling Culture: Magazines, Markets, and Class at the Turn of the Century (1996); and her chapter on "the new woman" as found in Foote's The Ground-Swell (1919). A superb companion to Darlis Miller's Mary Hallock Foote: Author-Illustrator of the American West (CH, Oct'02, 40-0770) and an excellent resource for students of western and women's literature. Summing Up: Essential. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty. Copyright 2009 American Library Association.
By McMurtry, Larry
Publishing Date: 2009
Call Number: 813.54 MCM
McMurtry has delighted generations with his witty and elegant prose. In "Literary Life", the sequel to "Books", McMurtry expounds on life on the private side: the trials and triumphs of being a writer.
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