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The novel of the American West

Author: John R Milton
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The chief concern of this study is what the author calls the capital W Western novel -- the serious work of literature which is as well written and as significant as the major novels of any other region, but which has gone relatively unnoticed or has been misunderstood by critics because it has been confused generically with the lowercase w western: the popular, formula western hacked out for the mass market. -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Milton, John R., 1924-
Novel of the American West.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1980
(OCoLC)564957584
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John R Milton
ISBN: 0803209800 9780803209800
OCLC Number: 5239873
Description: xvi, 341 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The popular or formula Western --
The writer's West --
The evolution of the Western novel --
Vardis Fisher : the struggle of rationalism --
The historical inheritance : Guthrie and Manfred --
Walter van Tilburg Clark : the Western attitude --
Harvey Fergusson and the Spanish Southwest --
Intuition and the dance of life : Frank Waters --
The distant music : variations on Western realism.
Responsibility: John R. Milton.

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The chief concern of this study is what the author calls the capital W Western novel -- the serious work of literature which is as well written and as significant as the major novels of any other region, but which has gone relatively unnoticed or has been misunderstood by critics because it has been confused generically with the lowercase w western: the popular, formula western hacked out for the mass market. - Jacket flap.

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