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On Tarzan

Author: Alex Vernon
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On Tarzan is a sometimes playful, sometimes serious, and always provocative consideration of the twentieth century's best-known fictional characters."--Back cover.
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Named Person: Edgar Rice Burroughs; Edgar Rice Burroughs; Tarzan.; Tarzan.
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Vernon
ISBN: 9780820331836 082033183X 9780820332055 0820332054
OCLC Number: 225874008
Description: xi, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Out to sea --
Tarzan the ape-boy --
The holler heard 'round the world --
Native son --
Enter Jane --
Monkey business --
All in the family --
Endings.
Responsibility: Alex Vernon.
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Investigates a century's worth of Tarzan's incarnations and our varied imaginative responses to them. This work exposes the contradictions, ambiguities, and coincidences of the Tarzan phenomenon. It  Read more...

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"On Tarzan" consistently lodges its analysis within the context of the time that these pop culture artifacts were produced. Tarzan plots revolve around cultural imperialism, American capitalism, Read more...

 
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