The Wire-Cutters – April 26

Last night’s well-attended discussion of T.C. Boyle’s Tortilla Curtain was lively and spirited, and produced a strong consensus among those who hadn’t read any of his other works that they would do so.

Next up, and the last of our current series of discussions sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council, will be Mollie E. Moore Davis’s classic The Wire-Cutters – the very first novel to portray nineteenth-century cowboy life in a serious vein.

First published in 1899, The Wire-Cutters presaged a new kind of storytelling, soon to become familiar to readers internationally: the Western.

Copies of The Wire-Cutters are available at the circulation desk. Our discussion, led by Wichita State University’s Phillip D. Thomas, will be at 7 pm on Monday, April 26th.

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