The Letters of Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark
Edited by CHAD HAMMETT
Q&A: An American Icon Comes to Life at Texas State
University of Texas Press
$35.00 | 399 pages | 46 color photos
“A bright pathway directly
into the hearts and minds of two
compelling men.” — Kirkus Reviews
Southwestern Writers Collection Series
Two Prospectors: The Letters of Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark gathers nearly 40 years of correspondence between the actor/playwright and his close friend, from the Wittliff's Shepard and Dark Collection. In gripping, sometimes gut-wrenching letters, the men open up to each other in startling honesty. Shepard's letters give us the deepest look we may ever get into his personal philosophy and creative process, while in Dark's letters we discover insights into Shepard’s character that only an intimate friend could provide. Illustrated with Dark’s candid, revealing photographs of Shepard, Two Prospectors is a compelling portrait of a complex friendship.
Editor Chad Hammett teaches at Texas State University and is co-curator of the Wittliff's Shepard exhibition, The Writer's Road.