Raymond Starr, Book Review Editor
An American Original: The Life of J. Frank Dobie. By Lon Tinkle. Reprint Edition. Austin: The University of Texas Press, 1984. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. 264 Pages. $8.95 Paperback.
The University of Texas has reprinted in paper Lon Tinkle’s 1978 biography of J. Frank Dobie. Dobie was one of the Southwest’s most important and most interesting folklorists. Tinkle’s full length biography traces Dobie’s full and fascinating life, the early development of Southwestern folklore, and much of the history of the University of Texas.