The Confluence American Authors Series publishes criticism, interviews, manuscript selections, bibliographies, letters and other materials concerning important contemporary and modern American writers. In James Welsh, the first volume of the series, nine noted authors and critics, including Jack L Davis, Robert Gish, A.LaVonee Ruoff, Kenneth Lincoln, and Kathleen Sands, examin themes, symbols, and influences of James Welch's first three books, Riding the Earthboy 40 (poetry), Winter in the Blood (fiction), and The Death of Jim Loney ( fiction). They debate the questions of Indian identity, alienation, and survival in Welch's novels and explore the sources of power that inform his poems. In addition, editor Ron McFarland has added a substantial bibliography listing all of Welch's published work and all that has been about it to date. For the convenience of readers unfamiliar with Welch, McFarland has also reprintes generous selections from Welch's original novels and poems, a selection from his current novel-in- progress, and an informative interview with the author.Wild, Peter is the author of 'James Welch' with ISBN 9780917652547 and ISBN 0917652541.