Twenty Thousand Mornings: An Autobiography by John Joseph Mathews (review)

Twenty Thousand Mornings: An Autobiography by John Joseph Mathews (review) Book Reviews 439 Quotidiana is a book written in the West with its eye casting outward, to the world, to us. By turns comic and sacred, Quotidiana invites us to consider our place in the West and our place in the world. This is as fine a collection of essays as I have read in recent memory. Twenty Thousand Mornings: An Autobiography. By John Joseph Mathews. Edited by Susan Kalter. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2012. 302 pages, $29.95. Reviewed by James H. Cox University of Texas at Austin Twenty Thousand Mornings is volume 1 of a projected but never completed three-volume autobiography that Osage author John Joseph Mathews began writing almost fifty years ago on June 1, 1965. This edition is the product of Susan Kalter's meticulous archival and editorial work on the drafts that Mathews sent to publishers in 1967. Volume 1, which Mathews titled Boy, Horse, and Dog, covers his childhood to 1920. Literature is an important touchstone for the young Mathews. He shares fond memories of his early school days, including a teacher, Mrs. Tucker, who reads Jack London's The Call of the Wild to the class, and he describes the annual family Thanksgiving http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Western American Literature The Western Literature Association

Twenty Thousand Mornings: An Autobiography by John Joseph Mathews (review)

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Book Reviews 439 Quotidiana is a book written in the West with its eye casting outward, to the world, to us. By turns comic and sacred, Quotidiana invites us to consider our place in the West and our place in the world. This is as fine a collection of essays as I have read in recent memory. Twenty Thousand Mornings: An Autobiography. By John Joseph Mathews. Edited by Susan Kalter. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2012. 302 pages, $29.95. Reviewed by James H. Cox University of Texas at Austin Twenty Thousand Mornings is volume 1 of a projected but never completed three-volume autobiography that Osage author John Joseph Mathews began writing almost fifty years ago on June 1, 1965. This edition is the product of Susan Kalter's meticulous archival and editorial work on the drafts that Mathews sent to publishers in 1967. Volume 1, which Mathews titled Boy, Horse, and Dog, covers his childhood to 1920. Literature is an important touchstone for the young Mathews. He shares fond memories of his early school days, including a teacher, Mrs. Tucker, who reads Jack London's The Call of the Wild to the class, and he describes the annual family Thanksgiving

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Published: Feb 20, 2013

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