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Title
  • A pause in the desert / by Oliver La Farge ; new foreword by Marc Simmons and an appreciation by John Pen La Farge.
Author
La Farge, Oliver, 1901-1963
Publication
Santa Fe : Sunstone Press, 2009.

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Additional Authors
  • La Farge, John Pen, 1951-
  • Simmons, Marc, 1937-
Description
235 pages; 23 cm.
Summary
Oliver La Farge covers many aspects of everyday life in these sixteen stories, which range from an old man facing death alone in the Mexican brush to some boys facing the responsibilities of life at St. Peter's school; from the science fiction world of computing machines to the world of gourmets; and from the violent death of a man off the Rhode Island coast to the quiet death of a marriage in New Mexico. The variety of stories in this wide-ranging collection are sure to fit the taste and mood and any reader interested in the human condition through the clear grace of La Farge's timeless writing -- Back cover.
Series Statement
  • Southwest heritage series
Subjects
Genre/Form
Fiction
Note
  • "Facsimile of 1957 Edition."
  • Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1957.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
  • The southwest heritage series -- Foreword to this edition -- An appreciation of a father -- Oliver La Farge (1901-1963) -- Facsimile of this edition.
  • Old century's river -- A pause in the desert -- The touch of greatness -- By the boys themselves -- Mr. Skidmore's gift -- John the revelator -- The bystander -- La spécialité de M. Duclos -- Thick on the bay -- The bright faces -- To walk in the city streets -- Prelude to reunion -- The resting place -- The happy Indian laughter -- The brush of wings -- Spud and Cochise.
ISBN
  • 9780865346772
  • 0865346771
LCCN
2009014354
OCLC
318100515
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library