Travel Narratives from New Mexico: Reconstructing Identity and Truth

by John Dean

Table of Contents


Introduction: Other New Mexico Travel Voices

Chapter 1: New Mexico’s Genesis as Symbolic Landscape

Chapter 2: Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop: Transmitting Roman Catholic and Western Order to an Unregenerate New Mexico

Chapter 3: Mabel Dodge Luhan’s Edge of Taos Desert: An Escape To Reality: The Return to an Imagined “Time Before” as Cure for the Illness of Western Modernity

Chapter 4: Kate Horsley’s Crazy Woman: Travel to an In-between State

Chapter 5: Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony: Travel to Identity and Wholeness within Competing Discourses

Conclusion: New Mexico Travel: An Ongoing Narrative




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