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    Tales of the Sabine Borderlands: Early Louisiana and Texas Fiction by Theodore Pavie (Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students Texas A & M University (Hardcover)) (Hardback) Edited by Betje Black Klier, Translated by Betje Black Klier, Translated by Anne C. Marsh, Translated by Et Al

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    DescriptionIn February, 1830, eighteenyearold Theodore Pavie traveled west on the Camino Real from Natchitoches, in the new state of Louisiana, to Nacogdoches, Texas, which remained under Mexican rule. Events of his trip inspired him to write stories rich in details of the LouisianaTexas border region after he returned to France. "Le Negre" depicts the internal dynamics of a Louisiana slave community in an elemental tale of good versus evil. Pavie contrasts the nobility of the tragic hero, once a tribal chief in Africa, with the inhumanity of his white overseer. "Le Lazo" is one of the first pieces of Texas or Western literature. It is an enigmatic blend of reportage and imagination reflecting the effects of the Fredonian Rebellion of 1827, the Spanish invasion of Mexico in 1829, and the passage of the Law of 6 April 1830, which triggered the next phase of Anglo rebellion against Mexican authorities in Texas. The Mexican protagonist Antonio enters into conflict with the Creole commander of the presidio at Nacogdoches, Col. Jose de las Piedras. Both men pursue rosaryclutching Clara, who represents the vessel of the new era to come. Pavie brings to life a diverse and rapidly evolving society between Nacogdoches and Natchitoches. The fear inspired by Texas' unstable political situation in the 1820s drives the action of "The Bearskin," which takes place in Louisiana where shock waves are felt in the planter society. "El Cachupin" tells of the fullblooded Spaniard, Pepo, and his Creole wife, Jacinta, who had been successfully established in Texas, only to be chased across the Sabine by increasing political hostilities in Mexico. East of the river, a lonely planter (probably a remnant of the pirate Lafitte's band) and his concubine take them in and alter their fate. After Pavie's death in 1896, his works slipped into quiet oblivion until Betje Klier discovered his travel journal and letters in the late 1980s. Both Pavie and his modern biographereditor Klier work at the intersection of history and literature. Borderlands and Western historians, anthropologists, literati, and travelers will be interested in exploring these treasures of historical detail and early examples of American ethnographic fiction.


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    Title
    Tales of the Sabine Borderlands
    Subtitle
    Early Louisiana and Texas Fiction by Theodore Pavie
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Betje Black Klier, Translated by Betje Black Klier, Translated by Anne C. Marsh, Translated by Et Al
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780890968376
    ISBN 10: 0890968373
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSBF, DSK
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WESTRN
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY18, CULT/SOEAST, CULT/SOUTH
    BISAC V2.8: FIC010000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/LOUISI
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/DPSOUT, GEOG/TEXAS
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDSTH
    B&T Approval Code: A24244050
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 843.7
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB, 2ADF
    DC22: 843/.7
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PQ2380.P44 T35 1998
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DSK, DSBF
    Illustrations note
    5 b&w illustrations, map
    Publisher
    Texas A & M University Press
    Imprint name
    Texas A & M University Press
    Publication date
    31 December 1998
    Publication City/Country
    College Station
    Author Information
    Betje Black Klier, a specialist in French culture and civilization and nineteenthcentury FrancoTexas history, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently an independent researcher and writer in Austin, Texas.Eighteenthcentury scholar and professor of French at Duke University Philip Stewart is presently a visiting professor at the Sorbonne.A specialist in nineteenthcentury art and literature, Alexandra K. Wettlaufer is assistant professor of French and Comparative Literature in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Texas at Austin.Anne C. Marsh is a doctoral student in twentiethcentury French literature at the University of Texas at Austin.
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    In February, 1830, eighteen-year-old Theodore Pavie traveled west on the Camino Real from Natchitoches, in the new state of Louisiana, to Nacogdoches, Texas, which remained under Mexican rule. Events of his trip inspired him to write stories rich in details of the Louisiana-Texas border region after he returned to France."Le Negre" depicts the internal dynamics of a Louisiana slave community in an elemental tale of good versus evil. Pavie contrasts the nobility of the tragic hero, once a tribal chief in Africa, with the inhumanity of his white overseer."Le Lazo" is one of the first pieces of Texas or Western literature. It is an enigmatic blend of reportage and imagination reflecting the effects of the Fredonian Rebellion of 1827, the Spanish invasion of Mexico in 1829, and the passage of the Law of 6 April 1830, which triggered the next phase of Anglo rebellion against Mexican authorities in Texas. The Mexican protagonist Antonio enters into conflict with the Creole commander of the presidio at Nacogdoches, Col. Jose de las Piedras. Both men pursue rosary-clutching Clara, who represents the vessel of the new era to come.Pavie brings to life a diverse and rapidly evolving society between Nacogdoches and Natchitoches. The fear inspired by Texas' unstable political situation in the 1820s drives the action of "The Bearskin, " which takes place in Louisiana where shock waves are felt in the planter society."El Cachupin" tells of the full-blooded Spaniard, Pepo, and his Creole wife, Jacinta, who had been successfully established in Texas, only to be chased across the Sabine by increasing political hostilities in Mexico. East of the river, a lonely planter (probably a remnant ofthe pirate Lafitte's band) and his concubine take them in and alter their fate.After Pavie's death in 1896, his works slipped into quiet oblivion until Betje Black Klier discovered his travel journal and letters in the late 1980s. Both Pavie and his modern biographer-editor Klier work at the intersection of history and literature. Borderlands and Western historians, anthropologists, literati, and travelers will be interested in exploring these treasures of historical detail and early examples of American ethnographic fiction.