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The essays included here fit the definition of that word more in its literal sense as "attempts" than in the literary meaning given the term by the art of Montaigne and Bacon. Specifically, they are attempts to express my views of the town of Taos, of the village of Pecos, of Northern New Mexico politics, and of two hunts for the knowledge of early man on the Llano de Albuquerque and for the source of a disease in the Pecos Wilderness Area. They presume of the reader neither special knowledge of, nor interest in, their subjects. They seek instead to create an interest and impart some knowledge. Thus an overriding goal in each has been to engage the reader's interest early and to hold it throughout.

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MFA Creative Writing

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Morris Freedman

Second Committee Member

Paul Benjamin Davis

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Hamlin Lewis Hill Jr.

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