A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West - eBook
A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West - eBook  -     Edited By: Nicolas S. Witschi
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781444396584
ISBN-13: 9781444396584

Publisher's Description

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the AmericanWest presents a series of essays that explore the historic andcontemporary cultural expressions rooted in America's westernstates.
  • Offers a comprehensive approach to the wide range of culturalexpressions originating in the west
  • Focuses on the intersections, complexities, and challengesfound within and between the different historical and culturalgroups that define the west's various distinctive regions
  • Addresses traditionally familiar icons and ideas about thewest (such as cowboys, wide-open spaces, and violence) and theirintersections with urbanization and other regionalcomplexities
  • Features essays written by many of the leading scholars inwestern American cultural studies

Author Bio

Nicolas S. Witschi is Professor of English atWestern Michigan University. A past co-president of the WesternLiterature Association, he is the author of Traces of Gold:California’s Natural Resources and the Claim to Realism inWestern American Literature (2002) and of a WesternWriters Series monograph on Alonzo “Old Block”Delano (2006). He is also the co-editor with MelodyGraulich of Dirty Words in "Deadwood": Literature and thePostwestern (2013).

Editorial Reviews

"Wonders abound in this indispensable book, the widest survey ofthe new scholarship of the multiple American Wests yet produced.Summing Up: Essential. All readers." (Choice, 1 November 2011)

 

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