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BOOK NOTICES Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of the West. By Thomas Probert. (Berk­ eley: University of California Press, 1977. 593 pages, $27.50.) Probert has assembled this bibliography by combing the works of more than 1100 authors. The result will probably not be surpassed in breadth or exhaustiveness for a long time. Lost Mines and Buried Treasures would be the logical first step for a modern-day treasure-hunter. Environmental Values, 1860-1972. Edited by Loren C. Owings. (Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1976. 324 pages, index, $18.00.) This is an absolutely first-rate bibliography whose organizing principle is the historical development of American attitudes toward nature. It is particu­ larly authoritative with regard to values, aesthetics, and philosophical con­ cerns in general. William Everson: A Descriptive Bibliography 1934-1976. By Lee Bartlett and Allan Campo. (Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1977. 119 pages, $6.00.) Number 33 in the Scarecrow Author Bibliographies, William Everson must include almost everything the poet wrote over a period of 42 years, down to and almost including the legendary laundry slips. There are knowledgeable annotations, and a checklist of selected criticism. Contemporary Fiction in America and England, 1950-1970. Alfred F. Rosa and Paul A. Eschholz, editors. (Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1976. 454 pages, index, $18.00.) Chiefly a bibliographic guide to 136 American and British writers, with a listing of journals concerned with contemporary fiction. A. B. Guthrie, Jr., Vardis Fisher, Frank Waters, Edward Abbey, and Frederick Manfred are not included; Ken Kesey, Jean Stafford, and Wallace Stegner are. Anthropological and Cross-Cultural Themes in Mental Health, an Anno­ tated Bibliography, 1925-1974. By Armando R. Favazza and Mary Oman. (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1977. 386 pages, $30.00.) This wide-ranging bibliography should prove indispensable to scholars attempting an integration of anthropology, psychology, and psychiatry; it should also be useful, in a less ambitious vein perhaps, for anyone who uses a broad-gauge, “American Studies” approach in studying cultural back­ grounds. A particular virtue is the attention given to the primitive/civilized duality. 114 Western American Literature Word for Word: Essays on the Arts of Language. By Cid Corman. (Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1977. 169 pages.) This collection ranges from the oracular (when dealing with Poetry) to the practical and insightful (when dealing, for example, with Williams’ The Farmers’ Daughters). It is by turns cloudy and illuminated, but always sounds as if written by an individual human being and unabashed worshiper at the temple of the Word. RE-ISSUES OF NOTE Bad Company. By Joseph Henry Jackson. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1977. 346 pages, cloth $15.00, paper $4.50.) Cowboy. By Ross Santee. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1977. 257 pages, cloth $11.95, paper $3.50.) No Life For a Lady. By Agnes Morley Cleveland. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1977. 356 pages, paper $3.95.) Alexander’s Bridge. By Willa Cather. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1977. 138 pages, paper $2.95.) The Brave Cowboy. By Edward Abbey. (Albuquerque: The University of New Mexico Press, 1977. 277 pages, paper $3.95.) Prospecting For Gold. By Granville Stuart. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1977. 272 pages, cloth $12.50, paper $3.50.) Pioneering in Montana. By Granville Stuart (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1977. 265 pages, $12.50 cloth, $3.50 paper.) The Other Californians. By Robert F. Heizer and Alan F. Almquist. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1977. 278 pages, $3.95.) First published in 1971. From the Deep Woods to Civilization. By Charles A. Eastman. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1977. 206 pages, $11.95 cloth, $3.75 paper.) First published in 1916. ...


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