In the late 1960s, while heading up the Western operations for Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Alan Kishbaugh met the distinguished writer Frank Waters in Taos, New Mexico. From 1968 until Waters's death almost thirty years later, the two wrote each other hundreds of letters. This annotated collection of their correspondence reveals Waters's profound engagement with the land and cultures of the Southwest.
A lively introduction to the breadth of Waters's work, Deep Waters touches on themes of ecology, philosophy, pre-Columbiana, Eastern philosophy, Egyptology, American Indians, and a host of other subjects reflecting the great cultural shifts occurring at the time. Kishbaugh and Waters write of the women in their lives, mutual friends, writing and publishing challenges, and newly discovered books. Their letters offer new views of the legendary writers' colonies of Santa Fe and Taos and the arrival of the counterculture in New Mexico.
"Reveals Waters's profound engagement with the land and culture of the Southwest. . . . Fans of Frank Waters will enjoy the themes of this book."--Wild West History Association Journal
"Brings a personal insight to some of the metaphysical inquiries that were pulsing through the culture of the times and were explored in Waters's books. . . . A trove of information for scholars wanting to learn more about Waters and his life."--New Mexico Magazine
Chapter One. 1967 to 1970
Chapter Two. 1971 to 1974
Chapter Three. 1975 to 1978
Chapter Four. 1979 to 1982
Chapter Five. 1983 to 1986
Chapter Six. 1987 to 1990
Chapter Seven. 1991 to 1994
Chapter Eight. 1995 to 1996