Volume 50, Number 1, Spring 2015

Table of Contents

Essays

A Chaotic and Dark Vitalism: A Case Study of Cormac McCarthy’s Psychopaths amid a Geology of Immorals

pp. 1-24
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Social Space and the Suburb in Mike Cahill’s King of California: Mapping Race, Neoliberalism, and Narratives of the Past in the Southern California Landscape

pp. 25-49
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New Frontiers for Post-Western Cinema: Frozen River, Sin Nombre, Winter’s Bone

pp. 51-76
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Book Reviews

Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West by Michael K. Johnson (review)

pp. 77-78
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Rolando Hinojosa’s Klair City Death Trip Series: A Retrospective, New Directions ed. by Stephen Miller, José Pablo Villalobos (review)

pp. 79-80
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New Border Voices: An Anthology ed. by Brandon D. Shuler, Robert Johnson, Erika Garza-Johnson (review)

pp. 80-81
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Chronicling the West for Harper’s: Coast to Coast with Frenzeny & Tavernier in 1873–1874 by Claudine Chalmers (review)

pp. 82-83
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Reading for Liberalism: The Overland Monthly and the Writing of the Modern American West by Stephen J. Mexal (review)

pp. 83-84
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Native Performers in Wild West Shows: From Buffalo Bill to Euro Disney by Linda Scarangella McNenly (review)

pp. 85-86
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The Myth of Emptiness and the New American Literature of Place by Wendy Harding (review)

pp. 86-88
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At Pyramid Lake by Bernard Mergen (review)

pp. 88-89
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Dry River: Stories of Life, Death, and Redemption on the Santa Cruz by Ken Lamberton (review)

pp. 90-91
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Outdoors in the Southwest: An Adventure Anthology ed. by Andrew Gulliford (review)

pp. 91-93
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Seven Summers: A Naturalist Homesteads in the Modern West by Julia Corbett (review)

pp. 93-94
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Rows of Memory: Journeys of a Migrant Sugar-Beet Worker by Saúl Sánchez (review)

pp. 95-96
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Down from the Mountaintop: From Belief to Belonging by Joshua Doleẑal (review)

pp. 96-97
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Zen of the Plains: Experiencing Wild Western Places by Tyra A. Olstad (review)

pp. 97-99
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Whip and Spur by Iver Arnegard (review)

pp. 99-100
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Contributors

p. 101
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Call for Nominations: Thomas J. Lyon Book Award

p. 102
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Western Literature Association: Fiftieth Annual Conference

p. 103
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