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J. Frank Dobie Books

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Offline Flash

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J. Frank Dobie Books
« on: March 17, 2015, 09:43:02 PM »
After I read and thoroughly enjoyed the Elton Miles books:

 1.  Tales of the Big Bend
 2.  More Tales of the Big Bend
 3.  Stray Tales of the Big Bend

I pick up a Frank Dobie book, because Elton Miles referred to Dobie's stories numerous times in his books.

First I picked up Longhorns and quickly got a hunch that Miles may have been heavily influenced in his story telling style by Frank Dobie. Lots of similarities in the way they unwind a tale from various angles. Next, I read Tales of Old-Time Texas. Recently, I just finished Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver. Pretty much hooked, I think I will try Coronado's Children next.

Anyone have any Frank Dobie recommendations from his other books?  :icon_cool:

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Offline guc126

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Re: J. Frank Dobie Books
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2015, 11:57:29 PM »

  Tongues of the Monte -  Dobie's collection of rural northern Mexican folkways and traditions. Read the book, cross to Boquillas, stay a while, make friends, you will understand.


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Offline perterra

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Re: J. Frank Dobie Books
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2015, 05:25:04 PM »
I second tongues of the monte. His best I think.

 


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