The Cambridge companion to literature of the American West /

"This Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to one of the most vibrant and expansive traditions in world literature. The American West occupies a unique place in the global imagination, and the literature it produced transcends the category of 'region' in theme and form. Wri...

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Other Authors: Frye, Steven (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Series:Cambridge companions to literature.
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Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction Steven Frye; 2. Transnational Wests: the literature of Spanish exploration M. Carmen Gomez-Galisteo; 3. Western folk traditions: from colonization to Mark Twain and the San Francisco Circle John Dudley; 4. Settlement, promise, and catastrophe in the middle regions Daniel Worden; 5. Gender and the literature of expansion Cathryn Halverson; 6. The American West and the literature of environmental consciousness Susan Kollin; 7. California in late settlement Pierre Lagayette; 8. The West in modern verse Gioia Woods; 9. Noir fiction and the Western city Lee Clark Mitchell; 10. The Western and film Stacey Peebles; 11. The Native American Renaissance Nicholas Monk; 12. Chicana/o literature in the West Rafael Perez-Torres; 13. Mestiza consciousness of La Frontera/Borderlands in Sandra Cisneros and Helena Maria Viramontes Linda Rader Overman; 14. The West and the Asian American experience Marguerite Nguyen; 15. African-American literature and the early West Eric Gardner; 16. Wallace Stegner and the literature of historical memory Robert Thacker; 17. Cormac McCarthy: narratives and borders Steven Frye.