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A Literary history of the American West, sponsored by the Western Literature Association

Label
A Literary history of the American West
Title
A Literary history of the American West
Statement of responsibility
sponsored by the Western Literature Association
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Literary histories, of course, do not have a reason for being unless there exists the literature itself. This volume, perhaps more than others of its kind, is an expression of appreciation for the talented and dedicated literary artists who ignored the odds, avoided temptations to write for popularity or prestige, and chose to write honestly about the American West, believing that experiences long knowns to be of historical importance are also experiences that need and deserve a literature of importance
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810/.9/978
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS271
LC item number
.L58 1987
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
PerformerNote
  • Editor-in-chief, J. Golden Taylor
  • Senior editor, Thomas J. Lyon
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Western Literature Association (U.S.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Authors, American
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
Label
A Literary history of the American West, sponsored by the Western Literature Association
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1317-1323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Native Oral Traditions -- Folklore in the American West -- Introduction -- Across the Wide Missouri: The Adventure Narrative from Lewis and Clark to Powell -- The military -- Lawmen and Outlaws -- Introduction -- Precursors of the Western Novel -- The Western Story -- World Westerns: The European Writer and the American West -- Western Poverty, 1850-1950 -- Western American drama to 1960 -- The Nature Essay in the west -- The Western movie to 1960 -- Introduction -- Roosevelt, Wister, Turner, and Remington -- Early Western Literary Scholars -- Introduction -- Bret Harte, Mark Twain, and the San Francisco Circle -- Mary Hunter Austin -- Frank Norris -- Jack London -- Robinson Jeffers -- H.L. Davis -- John Steinbeck -- Theodore Roethke -- William Stafford -- William Saroyan -- Prophets on the burning shore: Jack Kerouac, Gary Snyder, and San Francisco -- Introduction -- The cowboy in short fiction -- The novel of the cowboy -- J. Franc Dobie -- Harvey Fergusson -- Katherine Anne Porter and the Southwest -- Oliver La Farge -- Paul Horgan -- William Eastlake -- Benjamin Capps -- Edward Abbey -- Larry Mc Murty -- The Southern border -- Introduction -- Hamlin Garland and Midwest farm fiction -- Willa Cather -- Rolvaag and Krause: Two Novelists of the Northwest -- Prairie Frontier -- John G. Neihardt -- The Western writings of Sinclair Lewis -- Mari Sandoz -- Wright Morris -- Frederick Manfred -- Thomas McGrath -- Robert Bly -- Introduction -- Mormon Novels -- Vardis Fisher -- "Intellectualoids," Westering, and Thomas Hornsby Ferril -- Bernard De Voto -- A.B. Guthrie, Jr. -- Frank Waters -- Jack Shaefer -- Wallace Stegner -- Walter Van Tilburg Clark and the American Dream -- The Northern Boundary -- Introduction -- Western American Indian Writers, 1854-1960 -- American Indian Fiction -- Coyote's Sons, Spider's Daughters: Western American Indian poetry, 1968-1983 -- Early Mexican-American literature -- Contemporary Mexican-American Literature, 1960-present -- Asian-American literary traditions -- Afro-
Control code
ocm12724804
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xliii, 1353 pages
Isbn
9780875650210
Lccn
85050538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)12724804
Label
A Literary history of the American West, sponsored by the Western Literature Association
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1317-1323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Native Oral Traditions -- Folklore in the American West -- Introduction -- Across the Wide Missouri: The Adventure Narrative from Lewis and Clark to Powell -- The military -- Lawmen and Outlaws -- Introduction -- Precursors of the Western Novel -- The Western Story -- World Westerns: The European Writer and the American West -- Western Poverty, 1850-1950 -- Western American drama to 1960 -- The Nature Essay in the west -- The Western movie to 1960 -- Introduction -- Roosevelt, Wister, Turner, and Remington -- Early Western Literary Scholars -- Introduction -- Bret Harte, Mark Twain, and the San Francisco Circle -- Mary Hunter Austin -- Frank Norris -- Jack London -- Robinson Jeffers -- H.L. Davis -- John Steinbeck -- Theodore Roethke -- William Stafford -- William Saroyan -- Prophets on the burning shore: Jack Kerouac, Gary Snyder, and San Francisco -- Introduction -- The cowboy in short fiction -- The novel of the cowboy -- J. Franc Dobie -- Harvey Fergusson -- Katherine Anne Porter and the Southwest -- Oliver La Farge -- Paul Horgan -- William Eastlake -- Benjamin Capps -- Edward Abbey -- Larry Mc Murty -- The Southern border -- Introduction -- Hamlin Garland and Midwest farm fiction -- Willa Cather -- Rolvaag and Krause: Two Novelists of the Northwest -- Prairie Frontier -- John G. Neihardt -- The Western writings of Sinclair Lewis -- Mari Sandoz -- Wright Morris -- Frederick Manfred -- Thomas McGrath -- Robert Bly -- Introduction -- Mormon Novels -- Vardis Fisher -- "Intellectualoids," Westering, and Thomas Hornsby Ferril -- Bernard De Voto -- A.B. Guthrie, Jr. -- Frank Waters -- Jack Shaefer -- Wallace Stegner -- Walter Van Tilburg Clark and the American Dream -- The Northern Boundary -- Introduction -- Western American Indian Writers, 1854-1960 -- American Indian Fiction -- Coyote's Sons, Spider's Daughters: Western American Indian poetry, 1968-1983 -- Early Mexican-American literature -- Contemporary Mexican-American Literature, 1960-present -- Asian-American literary traditions -- Afro-
Control code
ocm12724804
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xliii, 1353 pages
Isbn
9780875650210
Lccn
85050538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)12724804

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