Of more than one hundred sixty titles published since 1972, the majority the Western Writers titles focus on the life and work of individual writers who have made significant contributions to western American literature. These booklets provide biography, critical interpretation, and discussion of the full range of an author's work. In recent years, we have expanded the scope of the Series to include booklet-length studies of "classic" texts in the literature of the American west. These titles offer close readings of important western literary works. Cover art for the titles by Arny Skov.
Since its inception in 1971, the Western Writers Series has been a publishing venture of Boise State University, edited by members of the Boise State University English faculty. The 23 full-text searchable titles include authors like Mary Hallock Foote, Jack Kerouac, Ken Kesey, Sam Shepar, and John Wesley Powell. Recent titles are available for purchase on the Western Writers website.
This digital editions collection was made available online through the collaboration of the English Department, series editors Tara Penry and Tom Hillard, librarians Rick Stoddart, Erin Passehl, Barbara Glackin, and Alan Virta. Voted 2009 Best Online Lit Browsing by the Boise Weekly.
Home Page thumbnail: Vardis Fisher and John R. Milton, April 27, 1967. MSS 159 photo 105
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