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Land of the permanent wave : an Edwin "Bud" Shrake reader

Author: Steven L Davis; Edwin Shrake
Publisher: Austin Univ. of Texas Press 2008
Series: Southwestern writers collection series
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. edView all editions and formats
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Edwin "Bud" Shrake is one of the intriguing literary talents to emerge from Texas. He has written vividly in fiction and nonfiction about everything from the early days of the Texas Republic to the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven L Davis; Edwin Shrake
ISBN: 9780292718043 0292718047
OCLC Number: 836662894
Description: XI. 329 S. Ill
Contents: * Foreword (Larry L. King) * Introduction (Steven L. Davis) * Part 1: Strange Peaches in the "Land of the Permanent Wave" * Is He Edwin, or Is He Bud? * Cops Eat Kid's Pet * Priest Taunted at Mansfield * Letter: April 10, 1963, from the Navel of Mother Europe * Jason and the Oui Oui Club (from <cite>But Not for Love) * The Land of the Permanent Wave * John Lee Wallace, Reporting from Dallas (from <cite>Strange Peaches) * There Will Be Chickens * The Hunts of Dallas * Visit to Big Earl's (from <cite>Strange Peaches) * Letter: August 7, 1969, on Dallas * The Kennedy Motorcade (from <cite>Strange Peaches) * No Day for Games * Part 2: From New York to Chihuahua * Letter: February 2, 1966, to NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle * Letters from New York, 1964-1966 * The Once-Forbidding Land * Gerhardt's Farm (from <cite>Blessed McGill) * Matthew Caldwell in Houston City (from<cite> The Borderland) * Letter: May 29, 1965, on Writing <cite>Blessed McGill * Letter: September 8, 1966, on Visiting Chihuahua * The Tarahumaras: A Lonely Tribe of Long-Distance Runners * Letter: October 4, 1967, on the Publication of <cite>Blessed McGill * Going into Chihuahua (from <cite>Blessed McGill) * Part 3: Mad Dogs and Outlaws * The Best-Kept Secret in America (from <cite>Willie: An Autobiography) * The Screwing Up of Austin * Letter: December 16, 1969, on Mad Dog, Inc. * The Regenerator Erection Laboratory (from <cite>Peter Arbiter) * Letter: August 1, 1969, from Zihuatanejo * Scenes from <cite>Kid Blue ("Dime Box") * Letter: November 4, 1973, on Larry Mahan * Horsing Around with Bull * Rafting the Big Bend * Part 4: Night Never Falls * Letters to Larry L. King, 1978-1983 * Scene from "Pancho Villa and Ambrose Bierce" * Scenes from "The Big Mamoo" * The Angels of Dien Bien Phu (from <cite>Night Never Falls) * Letter: March 8, 1988, to LLK, on Being "Sodbuster Two" * Backstories: Sodbusters One and Two * Letter: February 12, 1998, to LLK, on Getting Older * Showdown at the Colonial (from <cite>Billy Boy) * From <cite>Custer's Brother's Horse * How to Live Forever
Series Title: Southwestern writers collection series
Responsibility: ed. and with an introd. by Steven L. Davis. Foreword by Larry L. King

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