Established in 1929, the University of New Mexico Press publishes creative works and scholarship in several disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, indigenous studies, Native studies, Latin American studies, art, architecture, and the history, literature, ecology, and cultures of the American West. UNM Press is the largest publisher in New Mexico and seeks to represent the culture, history, and stories of the Southwest.
The Life and Writing of Fray Angélico Chávez
A New Mexico Renaissance Man
Ellen McCracken provides a literary biography that includes a deep look into the intellectual and cultural contributions of this Renaissance man. McCracken moves chronologically through a substantial body of work that includes fiction, poetry, plays, essays, spiritual tracts, sermons, historical writing, translation, painting, church renovation, and journalism.
A Search for Place
By chronicling her migratory adulthood alongside the similarly unpredictable history of Sawbill Lodge, this memoir offers a resonant meditation on home, family, environment, and the human desire for place in the inherently mobile twenty-first century.
Mining her own life and those of others, Sarah Viren considers the contingencies of ownership alongside the realities of loss in this debut essay collection.
Found Documents from the Life of Nell Johnson Doerr
Not just epistolary, this novel is archival, told entirely through journals, letters, photos, drawings, notes, and clippings left behind by Nell Doerr, who lived in Lawrence, Kansas, between 1854 and 1889.
In this innovative debut collection, Tacey M. Atsitty employs traditional, lyric, and experimental verse to create an intricate landscape she invites readers to explore.
A Song of Dismantling
In this dynamic debut collection, Fernando Pérez employs lyric and nonce forms to interrogate identity politics and piece together a complex family history.
Folk Art Travels in Mexico
Love and friendship, art and craft, language and culture are the subjects of this look back at one woman's experiences in Mexico over a period of twenty years.
Image to Insight
The Art of William Hart McNichols
This book comprises a selection of William Hart McNichols's popular icons and sacred images into a single collection.
The Catherwood Project
Incidents of Visual Reconstructions and Other Matters
The work of Argentine photographer Leandro Katz is presented here in dialogue with the nineteenth-century artist Frederick Catherwood, whose images of Maya ruins have fascinated viewers for more than a century.
Constructing Power and Place in Mesoamerica
Pre-Hispanic Paintings from Three Regions
Identities of power and place, as expressed in paintings from the periods before and after the Spanish conquest of Mesoamerica, are the subject of this book of case studies from Central Mexico, Oaxaca, and the Maya area.
An Open Map
The Correspondence of Robert Duncan and Charles Olson
The 130 letters collected in this volume begin in 1947 just after Robert Duncan and Charles Olson first meet in Berkeley, California, and continue to Olson's death in January 1970.
Robert Duncan's Lectures on Charles Olson
These transcribed talks pay tribute to Olson and expand our knowledge of Duncan's vision of modernist writing.
Sovereign Stories and Blood Memories
Native American Women's Autobiography
Portillo analyzes traditional autobiographies and memoirs alongside interviews and social media to explore the intricacies of Native American women's voices and the stories that they share.
Imagining Histories of Colonial Latin America
Synoptic Methods and Practices
Imagining Histories of Colonial Latin America teaches imaginative and distinctive approaches to the practice of history through a series of essays on colonial Latin America.
The Archaeology and History of Pueblo San Marcos
Change and Stability
This volume provides the definitive record of a decade of archaeological investigations at San Marcos, ancestral home to Kewa (formerly Santo Domingo) and Cochiti descendants.
Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire
Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire tells the remarkable story of a group of nuns who traveled halfway around the globe in the seventeenth century to establish the first female Franciscan convent in the Far East.
The Chief Way
Santa Fe: The Chief Way is a fresh and nostalgic look at the streamliners of the Santa Fe railroad from the late thirties to the early seventies.
Early Churches of Mexico
An Architect's View
Following the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the early 1500s, Franciscan, Dominican, and Augustinian friars fanned out across the central and southern areas of the country, founding hundreds of mission churches and monasteries to evangelize the Native population. This book documents more than 120 of these remarkable sixteenth-century sites in duotone black-and-white photographs.
More Argentine Than You
Arabic-Speaking Immigrants in Argentina
Hyland shows how Syrians and Lebanese, Christians, Jews, and Muslims adapted to local social and political conditions, entered labor markets, established community institutions, raised families, and attempted to pursue their individual dreams and community goals in early twentieth century Argentina.
Tortillas, Tiswin, and T-Bones
A Food History of the Southwest
In this entertaining history, Gregory McNamee explores the many ethnic and cultural traditions that have contributed to the food of the Southwest.
Lock and Load
This masterful and thought-provoking collection moves beyond the polarized rhetoric surrounding firearms to spark genuine discussion.
The World under Glass
In a new approach to environmental photography, Dana Fritz explores the world's largest enclosed landscapes: Arizona's Biosphere 2, Cornwall's Eden Project, and Nebraska's Lied Jungle and Desert Dome at the Henry Doorly Zoo.
Eco-Travel New Mexico
86 Natural Destinations, Green Hotels, and Sustainable Adventures
Ashley M. Biggers's guide delves into the heart of this enchanting land--from stunning natural landscapes to vital cultural areas that give New Mexico its distinctive character.
Skiing New Mexico
A Guide to Snow Sports in the Land of Enchantment
This invaluable book tells you everything there is to know about skiing and snowboarding in the Land of Enchantment, with thousands of helpful details on the state's downhill ski resorts and cross-country and backcountry venues.
Poems of the Manhattan Project
With technical mastery and remarkable empathy, Canaday introduces readers to the people involved in the creation and testing of the first atomic bomb, from initial theoretical conversations to the secretive work at Los Alamos.
A Water Story
Showcasing California's Central Valley, Westlands uses documentary photography to examine the danger drought and water policies represent to farming.
Jill Metcoff pairs her photographs from controlled burns with historical commentary, poetic reflections, and her own observations to construct a vibrant narrative of prose and imagery.
A History of Boxing in Mexico
Masculinity, Modernity, and Nationalism
This book reveals how boxing and boxers became sources of national pride and sparked debates on what it meant to be Mexican, masculine, and modern.
The Best from New Mexico Kitchens
Savor and share the joys of New Mexican cooking as you prepare more than one hundred dishes from across the state in this remarkable collection of outstanding recipes.
Stubby Pringle's Christmas
In true Schaefer fashion, Stubby Pringle delights readers and fills our hearts with the magic and spirit of Christmas.
Stewart L. Udall
Steward of the Land
This book, the first biography of Udall, introduces his work to a new generation of Americans concerned with the environment.
"Madcap Masquerade builds delightfully on the venerable fiction tradition of romance gone crossways, mistaken identity, gender confusion, elaborate disguises, and meant-to-be lovers who keep missing connections."--Anne Hillerman, author of Rock with Wings
Black Sheep, White Crow and Other Windmill Tales
Stories from Navajo Country
"These tales capture the humor and themes of traditional Diné literature. . . . The collection resonates with deep cultural authenticity."--Enrique Lamadrid, author of Juan the Bear and the Water of Life: La Acequia de Juan del Oso
Company of Cowards
"An elegiac account of one man who followed 'his own peculiar trail' out of the Civil War, and the crippled, unrecorded company that went with him."--Kirkus Reviews
Originally published in 1963, Monte Walsh continues to delight readers as a Western classic and popular favorite.
"Unabashedly sentimental, this has some stunning scenes and a rhythm as smooth as a slow canter. And Old Jake, symbol of the best of the old West, leaves some indestructible memories."--Kirkus Reviews
The Kean Land and Other Stories
The classic Western short stories in this Jack Schaefer collection explore the changing and often challenging truths found throughout the American West.
To Be Indio in Colonial Spanish America
Focusing on central Mexico and the Andes (colonial New Spain and Peru), the contributors deepen scholarly knowledge of colonial history and literature, emphasizing the different ways people became and lived their lives as "indios" in this new study.
Sisters in Blue/Hermanas de azul
Sor María de Ágreda Comes to New Mexico/Sor María de Ágreda viene a Nuevo México
Sisters in Blue tells the story of two young women--one Spanish, one Puebloan--meeting across space and time.
The Olson Codex
Projective Verse and the Problem of Mayan Glyphs
In The Olson Codex, Tedlock describes and examines Olson's efforts to decipher Mayan hieroglyphics, giving Olson's work in Mexico the place it deserves within twentieth-century poetry and poetics.
Published throughout the early 1950s, these stories have captured our hearts and imaginations as true classics in Western fiction and will continue to do so time and time again.
In Shane, Schaefer executes a perfect Western narrative while exploring the overarching themes of virtue, the human condition, and a man's search for self.
First Blood and Other Stories
First Blood, Schaefer's follow-up to Shane, tells the tale of Jess Harker, a young stagecoach driver finding his way in this coming-of-age story.
The Big Range
In these memorable narratives Schaefer depicts the unique conflicts of settler life and captures the spirit of the resolute, willful, determined, and broken characters found on the Western frontier.
Latin American Women Filmmakers
Social and Cultural Perspectives
This book highlights the voices and stories of Latin American women directors from Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Mexico.
The Collected Letters of Charles Olson and J. H. Prynne
Edited by poet and scholar Ryan Dobran, this volume of correspondence between the American poet Charles Olson (1910-1970) and the English poet J. H. Prynne (b. 1936) sheds light on a little-known but incredibly influential aspect of twentieth-century transatlantic literary culture.
Corruption in the Iberian Empires
Greed, Custom, and Colonial Networks
The contributors use fresh archival research from Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, and the Philippines to examine the lives of slaves and farmworkers as well as self-serving magistrates, bishops, and traders in contraband.
How America Got Its Guns
A History of the Gun Violence Crisis
This book on the history of guns in America examines the Second Amendment and the laws and court cases it has spawned.
A Persistence of Memory
In this book Márquez recounts his life story, from childhood memories of movies and baseball to the turbulent events of his manhood.
Seduced and Betrayed
Exposing the Contemporary Microfinance Phenomenon
The contributors to this multidisciplinary volume consider the origins, evolution, and outcomes of microfinance from a variety of perspectives and contend that it has been an unsuccessful approach to development.
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