The Woman at Otowi Crossing
By (author) Frank Waters
Introduction by Thomas J. Lyon
Foreword by Barbara Waters
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Woman at Otowi Crossing by Frank Waters
Book DescriptionBased on the real life of Edith Warner, who ran a tearoom at Otowi Crossing, just below Los Alamos, The Woman at Otowi Crossing is the story of Helen Chalmer, a person in tune with her adopted environment and her neighbors in the nearby Indian pueblo and also a friend of the first atomic scientists. The secret evolution of atomic research is a counterpoint to her psychic development. In keeping with its tradition of allowing the best of its list to thrive, Ohio University Press/Swallow Press is particularly proud to reissue The Woman at Otowi Crossing by best-selling author Frank Waters. This new edition features an introduction by Professor Thomas J. Lyon and a foreword by the author's widow, Barbara Waters. The story is quintessential Waters: a parable for the potentially destructive materialism of the mid-twentieth century. The antidote is Helen Chalmer's ability to understand a deeper truth of her being; beyond the Western notion of selfhood, beyond the sense of a personality distinct from the rest, she experiences a new and wider awareness. The basis for an opera of the same name, The Woman at Otowi Crossing is the powerful story of the crossing of cultures and lives: a fable for our times.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780804008938
(5499mm x 3564mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Swallow Press
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publish Date: 31-May-1987
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Frank Waters
Frank Waters (1902-1995) was one of the greatest writers to come out of the American West. He wrote fiction, history, anthropology, and biography, often with a deep spiritual dimension drawn from his experience with the myth and religion of the native people of the Southwest.
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