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Birthing a nation : gender, creativity, and the West in American literature

Autore: Susan J Rosowski
Editore: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1999.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : State or province government publication : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Birthing a Nation is about national identity and the American West. If it is a truism that facing west was the American male version of invoking the Muse, what happened if you were female? Most past interpretations of western American literature have echoed Frederick Jackson Turner's frontier hypothesis, emphasizing the conflict of wilderness and civilization, the hero of rugged individualism, the act of returning  Per saperne di più…
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Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Rosowski, Susan J.
Birthing a nation.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1999
(OCoLC)607387159
Persona incaricata: Willa Cather; Jean Stafford; Willa Cather; Jean Stafford
Tipo materiale: Government publication, State or province government publication
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Susan J Rosowski
ISBN: 0803239351 9780803239357
Numero OCLC: 40813351
Descrizione: xiii, 242 p. ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: Fuller and the West as Muse --
The long foreground to Cather's West --
Cather's Western stories --
Pro/creativity and a kinship aesthetic --
Stafford's inherited West --
Stafford's Western stories --
Stafford rewrites the Western --
The Western hero as logos --
Robinson's politics of meditation.
Responsabilità: Susan J. Rosowski.
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Proposes an alternative version of American identity by returning to writers who were challenged to give birth to a nation. This book is about national identity and the American West. It reexamines  Per saperne di più…

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