Popular Culture Review 29.1 (Spring 2018) - Page 11

across a truly staggering panoply of cultures. The prominent place of the artisan, from Weyland to Hephaestus, is well worth considering. Why do some character types and figures seem to spring up everywhere we look? There are also several reviews in this issue, including looks at Patrick Scott Belk’s Dynamic International Networks of Print Culture, Daniel Ferreras’ Rediscovering the Pleasure Principle, H Peter Steeves’ Beautiful, Bright, and Blinding, Steven Frye’s Understanding Larry McMurtry, and Andrew J. Friedenthal’s Retcon Game: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America. Given my personal relationship with both Ferreras and Steeves, it is a great pleasure to see their scholarship and work coming to such beautiful and theoretically vital fruition. So we come to another issue in a huge landmark year for the Far West Popular Culture Review. Enjoy the fruits of our culture, and thank you all for making this work so memorable and rewarding. Felicia F. Campbell 11