Author: Hansen Alexander

Works Published by UNT Press

Rare Integrity: A Portrait of L. W. Payne, Jr.

— Vol. 29: of Texas Folklore Society Extra Book

Published: November, 2021  Pages: 172  Features: 1 b&w illus. Notes. Index.

Leonidas Warren Payne, Jr. (1873-1945), counted Robert Frost among his friends and a member of the inner circle of poets who embraced him and sought his advice. He altered forever the perception of Texas when he created the Texas Folklore Society that continues to record, publish, and promote Texas history, myth, music, and customs. He guided J. Frank Dobie back into The University of Texas fold, where Dobie produced his finest work and established a voice for Texas literature. L. W. Payne, Jr., influenced generations of American school children through his anthologies that became basic English textbooks. more... about Rare Integrity: A Portrait of L. W. Payne, Jr.