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The colossus of roads : myth and symbol along the American highway

Author: Karal Ann Marling
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Folklore
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karal Ann Marling
ISBN: 0816613028 9780816613021 0816613036 9780816613038
OCLC Number: 10532451
Description: xii, 140 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Tall tales, trademarks, and the Great Gatsby : midwestern space defined --
The hoax, the ad, and the frontier: mythological giants arise to fill the vastness of the American West --
Anxiety, nostalgia, and World's Fairs : colossi mark the borders of a modern America --
Frontiers, highways, and miniature golf : the tourist becomes a roadside colossus --
The great American roadside : tourist sculpture in Minnesota --
Postcards, souvenirs, and come-ons : wayside giants sell the American dream --
Scale, patriotism, and fun : crossing the last frontier of fantasy --
Nick Carraway, Paul Bunyan, and Babe, the Blue Ox : why Gatsby is "great" --
Notes --
Minnesota colossi --
Map --
Index --
Other colossi --
Index --
Photo album.
Responsibility: Karal Ann Marling ; with an album of Minnesota photographs by Liz Harrison and additional photography by Bruce White.

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