The Bookshelf, The Parlor, The Young Texas Reader, and the Monthly

The Texas Bookshelf is different from the The Texas Parlor, http://texasparlor.blogspot.com/ . The Texas Parlor carries "general" bookish information and non-book information and even different Texana news and notes of use to the bibliographically challenged and other nosey folks intersted in historical, literary, and cultural observations. Will's Texana Monthly may carry material from either blog, but extends itself beyond those, especially for longer compilations or treatments. The Monthly, the Bookshelf and the Parlor are all companions. So, is the Young Texas Reader http://youngtexasreader.blogspot.com/ which specialized on books and such things for the youngest to the teenagers.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Bordertown - Jeff Gusky, Ben Johnson

The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture will sponsor BORDERTOWN on Tuesday October 7.  Their description begins below:

 

BORDERTOWN:
THE ODYSSEY OF AN AMERICAN PLACE


Dr. Jeffrey Gusky and Dr. Ben Johnson

Dallas photographer Dr. Jeff Gusky and SMU historian Dr. Ben Johnson have just published through Yale University Press a new book that gives us a radically different way of viewing the U.S.-Mexico border, a region all too often the subject of thoroughly negative stereotypes.  In Bordertown: The Odyssey of an American Place, the authors focus on the small town of Roma, Texas, as an encompassing narrative about how the border has shaped and been shaped by American life.  Through Gusky's captivating black-and-white photographs and Johnson's accompanying text with its engaging personal accounts, Bordertown expresses the immediacy of the region and at the same time captures a powerful sense of the place as a microcosm of the American experience--Roma, Texas, as both distinct and familiar."     READMOREAT http://www.dallasinstitute.org/Programs/Fall%202008/bordertown.htm

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