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

The Texas Bookshelf is different from the The Texas Parlor, . 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 which specialized on books and such things for the youngest to the teenagers.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Steven Davis & Frank Dobie book - Interview by Steve Bennett

dobie book.jpgIn The Fine Print Steve Bennett interviews Steven Davis on his new book J. Frank Dobie: A Liberated Mind.  It begins:
"There were two J. Frank Dobies: the bigoted, boorish creator of the "everything-is-bigger-in-Texas" myth, and the man who later re-examined his own prejudices and embraced a form of spiritual humanism.
Steven L. Davis follows the trail of the iconic Texas folklorist in an illuminating new biography "J. Frank Dobie: A Liberated Mind."
Will Davis' book spark a Dobie renaissance? "I think we were long overdue for a major reassessment of Dobie," says Davis, author of "Texas Literary Outlaws." "None of us had a clear vision of who he really was."  Read the interview at

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