J. Frank Dobie: What Makes Me Feel Big


Texas writer and folklorist J. Frank Dobie finds inspiration in those things that make him feel big: his belief in evolution, the beauty of nature, and a drive to push the status quo.

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Educator and folklorist J. Frank Dobie (1888 – 1964) wrote numerous books and articles about vanishing ways of life on the ranches of his native Texas. He taught in the English department at the University of Texas for many years, and was a lecturer on U.S. history at Cambridge during World War II.