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Gish, Robert

Overview
Works: 25 works in 83 publications in 1 language and 7,238 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  Short stories  History  Folklore  Exhibition catalogs  Ghost stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3557.I79, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Robert Gish
 
Most widely held works by Robert Gish
Beautiful swift fox : Erna Fergusson and the modern southwest by Robert Gish( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Southwest has assumed the status of a cultural icon over the last few decades, and one of the writers who helped it to do so was Erna Fergusson, named by the Hopis Beautiful Swift Fox. An Anglo American whose travel writing featured the multi-ethnicity of her region, she popularized the culture and landscapes of her native New Mexico and its surrounding states in a range of writing that prefigured the genre-defying art that has come to be called the New Journalism.Much has been written about New Mexico's remarkable Fergusson family, especially brother Harvey and his novels. But Erna Fergusson's literary career has been largely overlooked. An iconoclast at the forefront of the Southwest Renaissance movement, Erna gained a wide reputation beginning in the 1930s for her "written versions of the Southwest," which embraced the complexities of regional culture and sympathetically and intelligently portrayed the Indian and Mexican influences.Distinguished Southwestern writer Robert Franklin Gish assesses Fergussons's literary contributions and unlocks the inner workings of the prose stylist who operated at the interstices of genres. With his postmodern reappraisal of the creative nonfiction forms she used, Gish prompts readers to reconsider how they view the art of nonfiction writing. Gish argues persuasively that Fergusson's identity as a native New Mexican and the region's singular landscape informed the attitudes and values present in her art. He explores the ways her entrepreneurial stint as a New Mexico tour guide during the 1920s and 1930s shaped the organizational strategies for her writing. He considers thoughtfully her various forms of writing and how she used travelogue, journalistic report, popular history, and persuasive essay to elevate the Southwest to prominence. Gish shows her writing as highly evocative, descriptive, and metaphorical, defying the conventions of the nonfiction forms she used and paving the way for America's school of New Journalism.Beautiful Swift Fox is not strictly biography; nor does it, in a traditional sense, seek to explicate a body of work. Rather, like its subject, it bridges genres, offering a meditation on one Southwestern writer's sense of place
Nueva Granada : Paul Horgan and the southwest by Robert Gish( )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nueva Granada presents a long personal interview that has never before been published to complement a fresh, updated selection of Robert Franklin Gish's many essays and articles about Paul Horgan and his Southwestern writings. Horgan provides readers with a classic image of the West, but Gish shows us that Horgan transcends regions and touches on universal qualities. In fact, Gish stresses Horgan's recognition of a new West, a place that is dense with not only geographic diversity, but ethnic and cultural diversity as well. Both Horgan's work and Gish's critical essays and his interview with the author reveal the "heroic triad" of cultures. Nueva Granada explicitly explores Horgan's reactions to and portrayals of American Indian, Spanish/Mexican, and Anglo interrelationships in the old West that has now become new
William Carlos Williams : a study of the short fiction by Robert Gish( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an in-depth critical introduction to the short stories of William Carlos Williams. Includes a detailed analyses of every significant story, biographical information, a chronology of the artist's life and works, and a representative selection of critical responses
Paul Horgan by Robert Gish( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond bounds : cross-cultural essays on Anglo, American Indian, and Chicano literature by Robert Gish( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A healthy disrespect for cultural exclusiveness marks the essays collected here, a series of appreciations and explications of writers not ordinarily considered together. As the author notes in his introduction, his own biography and career are reflected in this assemblage. An Anglo of mixed Irish, German, and American Indian heritage who grew up in a Hispanic neighborhood in Albuquerque, Gish has always known that "one's place on the academic, social, or cultural 'bus' (back, front, passenger, or driver) changes with the times, as does the bus itself." Here he shares with us not only his recent enthusiasmshe was among the first critics to consider such minority writers as Rudolfo Anaya, James Welch, Ray Young Bear, and Jimmy Santiago Baca, and his essays on them serve as excellent introductions to their work - but also his continuing appreciation for the Anglo writers he read as a young man
Hamlin Garland : the Far West by Robert Gish( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First horses : stories of the new West by Robert Gish( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories about "the West" are often associated with cattle drives, cowboy and Indian stand-offs, badmen in black hats, and rugged pioneers. First Horses: Stories of the New West is an original collection of fourteen short stories in which Robert F. Gish describes a multiethnic, contemporary West that encourages the reader to see beyond the stereotypes of the Old West. All of the stories depict the emotional and psychological costs of the prejudices and injustices of the Old West that have carried over into the twentieth-century New West. Gish's vivid storytelling technique utilizes compelling voices and gritty characters: the regulars at a small-town cafe; the local rodeo with its manly contests; the staged fiesta with its attempt to recreate traditions; a young stripper at a honky-tonk tavern; the classrooms and playgrounds of public schools with their mix of Anglo, Mexican American, and American Indian youths; and the fields where taboos of interracial romance evaporate into the cloudless blue sky and the churning, muddy irrigation waters of the Rio Grande. The unifying theme of these short stories is a subtle plea for harmony and mutual respect among the inhabitants and the landscapes. Violence, racism, sexism, and environmental pollution prove to be the remnants of earlier insensibilities, residues in need of recognition and disavowal. Many of these stories, told in varying voices of male and female, Anglo and Hispanic, young and old, trace this "recognition" along the turbulent paths of initiation as one generation learns about its own special concerns in the shared heritage of others. All fourteen stories in First Horses are set in the sometimes magical, sometimes brutal Southwest. Cutting through class and ethnicity, each story illustrates how a land and its history determine a people and are determined by them. Persons interested in the literature and history of the American West or in the New Ethnicity will enjoy the stories in First Horses
Frontier's end : the life & literature of Harvey Fergusson by Robert Gish( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When coyote howls : a lavaland fable by Robert Gish( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fable on an animal which is disliked by the white man, but has a high position in Indian lore. By the author of Songs of My Hunter Heart
Bad boys and black sheep : fateful tales from the West by Robert Gish( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteenth-century Spanish explorer Esteban - he discovers that his seemingly simple neighbors are more than they seem and that cunning comes in many guises. In "Truth or Consequences," a professor finds respite from the responsibilities of his career and his wife's chronic illness in a secret hideaway in a small New Mexico town, where he goes fishing and enjoys an illicit affair with a charming Hispanic woman, until fate confronts him with the consequences of his
West bound : stories of providence by Robert Gish( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreams of Quivira : stories in search of the Golden West by Robert Gish( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retold Native American myths by Robert Gish( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of my hunter heart : a western kinship by Robert Gish( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Horgan : Frank Waters : memorial exhibition( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native American myths by Robert Gish( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of ten myths from Native American peoples that had been handed down for generations and includes footnotes, identification of people and places, and cultural information
River of ghosts : a Cedar Valley odyssey by Robert Gish( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magic realism meets myth in the real and imaginary efforts of two small towns in the Cedar Valley when they face encroaching corruption and evil
Five coastal poems by Robert Gish( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coyote byways by Robert Gish( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary allusion and the homilectic style of E.M. Forster: a study in the relationship between the tales and the novels by Robert Gish( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Beyond bounds : cross-cultural essays on Anglo, American Indian, and Chicano literature
Alternative Names
Gish, Robert

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Gish, Robert F.

Gish, Robert Franklin.

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Languages
English (77)

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Nueva Granada : Paul Horgan and the southwestBeyond bounds : cross-cultural essays on Anglo, American Indian, and Chicano literatureHamlin Garland : the Far WestFirst horses : stories of the new WestFrontier's end : the life & literature of Harvey FergussonBad boys and black sheep : fateful tales from the WestWest bound : stories of providenceDreams of Quivira : stories in search of the Golden West