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, February 11, 2010

Texas Literary Outlaws - Steven L. Davis

      A 2005 reveiw by Tom Pilkington of Steven Davis' Texas Literary Outlaws: Six Writers in the Sixties and Beyond is available in the Great Plains Quarterly online as part of the University of Nebraska's Digital Commons project.  The round of the usual suspects include, as extracted from the review, are:

"Writers who followed Brammer include Dan Jenkins, well-known sportswriter and author of comic novels such as Semi-Tough (1972); Edwin "Bud" Shrake, like Jenkins a regular at Sports Illustrated for many years as well as a novelist; Gary Cartwright, sportswriter and still a contributor to Texas Monthly; Larry L. King, best known for his popular play The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas; and Peter Gent, author of the novel North Dallas Forty (1973)."  Check out their crimes, demeanors, and misdemeanors at: