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by Frederick Turner

eBook Of Chiles, Cacti, and Fighting Cocks: Notes on the American West download ISBN: 0865474281
Author: Frederick Turner
Publisher: North Point Press (June 1, 1990)
Language: English
Pages: 200
ePub: 1425 kb
Fb2: 1903 kb
Rating: 4.1
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Category: History
Subcategory: Americas

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In this celebrated collection of essays, the real and the legendary American West collide, and in their wake we are blessed with the carefully crafted and sharp-witted observations of Frederick Turner-historian, storyteller, biographer, and naturalist

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Turner (Rediscovering America, 1985, et. has been fascinated by the landscape beyond the Rockies ever since he and his boyhood friends played outlaws and sheriffs in the vacant lots of Chicago. Now living in New Mexico, he retains his love for that land. His approach here ranges from the tically speaking, the West's colorful past has little enough to do with its current realities and problems.

Frederick Turner has been gathering notes on the American West, consciously and otherwise, ever since he first gazed upon these superb . He is the author of seven books that explore the American experience.

Frederick Turner has been gathering notes on the American West, consciously and otherwise, ever since he first gazed upon these superb spaces in the summer of 1951. Mr. Turner lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. History United States State & Local West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY). Latest From Blog.

Of Chiles, Cacti and Fighting Cocks: Notes on the American West. Frederick Turner has once again penned his sharp-witted observations on the unusual and often intriguing dichotomy of the real and the legendary in the American West

Of Chiles, Cacti and Fighting Cocks: Notes on the American West. Frederick Turner has once again penned his sharp-witted observations on the unusual and often intriguing dichotomy of the real and the legendary in the American West.

Frederick Turner, the historian and essayist, writes a compelling series of essays on the American West of the popular imagination and the true .

Frederick Turner, the historian and essayist, writes a compelling series of essays on the American West of the popular imagination and the true West of historical experience.

Of Chiles, Cacti, and Fighting Cocks: Notes on the American West, North Point .

Of Chiles, Cacti, and Fighting Cocks: Notes on the American West, North Point Press, 1990. Frederick Turner is admired for his versatility in many literary forms, including travel writing, poetry, cultural criticism, and fiction. Many of his titles have environmental themes. Wide in scope, the book ranges from prehistoric times to the modern world, showing how expanding civilizations depleted natural resources and caused ecological stress, and how European attitudes affected the way that colonists treated the natural world on the American continent.

Essays discuss mustangs, Billy the Kid, saguaro cactus, the image of the West, chili, Basque immigrants and cock fighting
Comments: (3)
Maman
As of this writing, this well written collection of essays seems to be out of print, and it shouldn't be. Turner has a sharp eye for detail and an ability to craft personal experience and an encyclopedic scale of information into engaging reading on subjects as varied as saguaro cactuses, chili con carne (with a recipe for Basic Texas Red), management of wild horse herds, Billy the Kid, Basque sheepherders in the Great Basin, and a Czech festival each autum in Deming, New Mexico.
Especially interesting for this reader is his essay on the lives of two early 20th-century writers who turned their own frontier experiences into best-sellers that shaped American awareness of the West: James Willard Schultz ("My Life as an Indian," 1907) and Will James ("Lone Cowboy," 1930). Based in Santa Fe, Turner roams over the southern arid states where inhabitants set their clocks to Mountain Time. And his essays are fine examples of travel writing that appreciates both landscape and centuries of human history. This is an excellent addition to any bookshelf of nonfiction Western literature.
EXIBUZYW
This is about the REAL Southwest, neither the Tex-Mexified version east of the Rockies, nor the touristy version of Santa Fe, nor the mythical version of the OK Corral.

Most of this book deals with the largest U.S. desert -- the Great Basin desert. A land of rugged climatic extremes and even more rugged geography, it has largely bent men to its will rather than the other way around.

Beginning with his own childhood reading and first trips to this area, Turner paints a portrait of the Southwest's natural and social history while also describing how he, too, has been shaped by this land.
LoboThommy
A wonderful new edition of this lovely book has recently been done by Fulcrum Publishing. The ISBN is 1-55591-486-1. It includes new essays, including one on Gerogia O'Keefe that looks at the west from an artist's perspective that I thought was particularly special.