Edwin Corle


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(1906–56), New Jersey-born author of books on the Southwest that include the novels Fig Tree John (1935), about a 19th-century Apache's unhappy relations with whites; People on the Earth (1937), with a similar but less tragic theme; Listen, Bright Angel (1946); Three Ways to Mecca (1947), a pseudo-philosophic social satire; and In Winter Light (1949), set on a Navajo reservation. Mojave (1934) collects stories with desert settings; Burro Alley (1938) presents fictive incidents of night life in Santa Fe; and Billy the Kid (1953) is a fictionized life. His nonfiction includes Desert Country (1941) and The Gila, River of the Southwest (1951).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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