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Reading The Virginian in the new West

Author: Melody Graulich; Stephen Tatum
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although the origins of the western are as old as colonial westward expansion, it was Owen Wister's novel The Virginian, published in 1902, that established most of the now-familiar conventions of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reading The Virginian in the new West.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)606932789
Named Person: Owen Wister; Owen Wister; Owen Wister
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melody Graulich; Stephen Tatum
ISBN: 0803271042 9780803271043
OCLC Number: 50166827
Description: xix, 300 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Pictures (facing) words / Stephen Tatum --
Wister's omniscience and omissions / William R. Handley --
White for a hundred years / Louis Owens --
Indigenous whiteness and Wister's invisible Indians / Jennifer S. Tuttle --
Wister and the great railway strike of 1894 / Gary Scharnhorst --
Early film versions of the Virginian / Richard Hutson --
History, gender, and the origins of the "classic" western / Victoria Lamont --
The cowboy and the gaucho / Zeese Papanikolas --
What if Wister were a woman? / Melody Graulich --
Wister's retreat from hybridity / Neil Campbell --
Wister and the "new west" / Susan Kollin.
Responsibility: edited by Melody Graulich and Stephen Tatum.
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"Given the importance of the West in the American cultural imaginary, this volume is more than just a centennial collection of excellent new essays. It is also a timely way of thinking about American Read more...

 
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