Here's a note I just received about reissues of some old works:
From: Harry Kirchner <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 11:46 AM
Subject: Announcing Re-issues of a few gems of Western Literaure
To: [log in to unmask]
Dear Mr Lynch,
Harry Kirchner here publisher of Pharos Editions (pharoseditions.com
We team-up w/contemporary writers and have them select and write
introductions for out of print books that are of personal significance.
As it turned
out, the first 4 books we released are very much rooted in Western
American cultural/political history. It occurred to me that members of
the Western Literature Association and readers of the Journal would
likely be interested in knowing that these are available. I'm not sure
how to get the word out but thought I'd start by contacting you.
The books are in order of their original release dates:
Frank Norris' McTeague - this is the only book of the 4 that is in public domain but I include it here as we are quite proud of our edition
Robert Cantwell's The Land of Plenty - A classic "proletarian" novel of the mid-30's set in a lumber mill in Aberdeen WA.
Richard Hallas' (Eric Knight) You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up - a quirky noir thriller that explores the dark side of depression era LA and the megalomania of early Hollywood producers.
Todd Walton's Inside Moves - a novel set in late Vietnam war-era
San Francisco but with a focus more on the outcasts of the Tenderloin
than on the hippies in the Height.
Publisher Pharos editions
Chair, Undergraduate Studies
Editor, Western American Literature
Department of English
202 Andrews Hall
P.O. Box 880333
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0333
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