A Swallow Press Book

Frank Waters
Man and Mystic

Edited by Vine Deloria Jr.

“This tribute to a giant of southwestern letters has the likes of Max Evans, Rudolfo A. Anaya, Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., and others remembering Waters and his work. A perceptive essay by his wife, Barbara, and transcriptions of several interviews and round table discussions make this a resonant treasure for Waters admirers.”

Books of the Southwest

“Twenty-one distinguished contemporaries of Frank Waters have contributed short tributes to this widely admired historian, novelist and essayist. They all make good reading.”

New Mexico Magazine

“In addition to his accomplishments as a talented novelist, a thorough historian, and an excellent essayist, Frank Waters is that rare breed of man who has merged heart and mind early in his life and moved forward to confront ultimate questions. This dilemma of faith and heritage, religion and identity, and commitment and comfort has never been resolved intellectually. Even with profound faith and rigorous discipline of self, mystics have found it difficult to resolve through action and prayer…I look at the life and writing of Frank Waters…and find…a remarkable journey of inquiry spanning nearly a century and illuminating questions which I did not think possible to formulate.”

—Vine Deloria, Jr., editor

Contributors to this volume are Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., Bobby Bridger, Steven Wall, Will Wright, William Eastlake, Larry Evers, David Jongeward, Max Evans, Win Blevins, Barbara Waters, Rudolfo Anaya, Thomas J. Lyon, Joe Gordon, Robert Kostka, Charles Adams, Father Peter J. Powell, Quay Grigg, Alexander Blackburn, and T. N. Luther.

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Essays · Literary Studies · American Literature



Retail price: $29.95, S.
Release date: Mar. 1993
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