Anthology •  Essays •  New Mexico and Literature

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The Spell of New Mexico

Edited by Tony Hillerman

A rich gathering of essays that evoke the unique and mysterious appeal New Mexico has had for some of the twentieth century's best-known writers. Included are selections by Mary Austin, Oliver La Farge, Conrad Richter, D.H. Lawrence, C.G. Jung, Winfield Townley Scott, John DeWitt McKee, Ernie Pyle, Harvey Fergusson, and Lawrence Clark Powell. Hillerman's preface and introduction are choice specimens of his incisive humor and his own deep love of the state.

"Should be required reading for all those who call themselves New Mexican."--James Arnholz


Tony Hillerman (1925–2008) was an award-winning author and newspaperman, best known for his mystery novels set on the Navajo Nation.


"After a second or third rereading, the book should be sent to friends elsewhere in order to answer for them, 'Why New Mexico.'"


New Mexico Historical Review

"A book to be savored and treasured by all who know New Mexico and New Mexicans."


Books of the Southwest

6 x 9.25 in. 116 pages