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a lovely usage that made a picture of countless frontier encampments: firelight,
he said, "is named in some parts of the country, forest light. . . ." In both the
grotesque and the lyric lay predictions of the national literature that was to come.
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American, he was typically an unreconstructed Civil War veteran, or a displaced
outcast of Eastern American cities who displayed to exaggeration the frontier trait
of extreme individualism that once had mastered a continental wilderness, and ...
... their tendency to make a recurrent frontier, and their devotion to an improved
future on behalf of general humanity. ... the American frontier— as they mingled
with one another in forms often determined by commercial appeals addressed to
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A leisurely, comprehensive, and novelistic history of New Mexico and Texas from the earliest times up to the Mexican revolution. Some of the observations of national character are outdated, but these are obvious and more than made up for by passages of beautiful prose and brilliant storytelling. Read full review
A Colony for Mexico
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