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Author: J Golden Taylor
Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin [1971]
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
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Taylor, J. Golden.
Literature of the American West.
Boston, Houghton Mifflin [1971]
(OCoLC)590568398
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Golden Taylor
ISBN: 0395054583 9780395054581
OCLC Number: 120428
Description: ix, 592 pages 24 cm
Contents: 1. The novel. Critical creative approaches. The rise and fall of Barney Tullus / Don D. Walker --
Conservative, liberal, and western: three modes of American realism / Max Westbrook --
The Western novel: a symposium : Frederick Manfred ; Frank Walters ; Walter Van Tilburg Clark ; Vardis Fisher ; Harvey Fergusson ; Forrester Blake ; Paul Horgan ; Michael Straight / John R. Milton --
Critical analyses of three novels. The philosophical Joads / Frederic I. Carpenter --
The archetypal ethic of The ox-bow incident / Max Westbrook --
Thomas Berger's Little big man as literature / Delbert E. Wylder --
Further reading --
2. The novella. The canyon / Jack Shaefer --
Pasó por aqúi / Eugene Manlove Rhodes --
The watchful gods / Walter Van Tilburg Clark --
Further reading --
3. The short story. The right eye of the commander / Bret Harte --
Bakers bluejay yarn ; The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County / Mark Twain --
In the hands of his friends / Andy Adams --
The bride comes to yellow sky / Stephen Crane --
A corner in horses / Stewart Edward White --
Love of life / Jack London --
Mountain medicine / A.B. Guthrie --
Neighbour Rosicky / Willa Cather --
The peach stone / Paul Horgan --
The leader of the people / John Steinbeck --
Further reading --
4. Poetry. Plain language from truthful James / Bret Harte --
The Missouri / Joaquin Miller --
Pioneers! O pioneers! / Walt Whitman --
Boats in a fog ; Shine, perishing republic ; Hurt Hawks ; Tor house / Robinson Jeffers --
Wildwest ; Burying ground by the ties ; Empire builders / Archibald MacLeish --
Buffalo Bill's / E.E. Cummings --
Once by the Pacific ; Desert places / Robert Frost --
The valley harvest ; Baking bread ; The rain-crow / H.L. Davis --
Time of mountains ; Ghost town ; Something starting over / Thomas Hornsby Ferril --
The difference ; Year of drought / Winfield Townley Scott --
Conjugality ; Envy in the mountains / Max Jordan --
Rolling in at twilight ; Marin-An ; Nooksack Valley ; Milton by firelight / Gary Snyder --
A Missouri traveller writes home: 1846 ; Hatred of men with black hair / Robert Bly --
Rainy mountain cemetery / N. Scott Momaday --
Alan Swallow and modern, western American poetry / Morton L. Ross --
Listening to the wilderness with William Stafford / J. Russell Roberts, Sr. --
Further reading --
5. The essay of social criticism. The sturdy corporate homesteader / Bernard Devoto --
Indian humor / Vine Deloria, Jr. --
The unhappy days / BIll Hosokawa --
Further reading --
6. The nature essay. Wilderness letter / Wallace Stegner --
The unrelenting land / John Dewitt McKee --
The mystique of the desert ; Selections from The great chain of life, Grand Canyon and Human nature and the human condition ; From The desert year / Joseph Wood Krutch --
From Wilderness Alps ; Preface to Not man apart ; Introduction to This is the American Earth / David Ross Brower --
Further reading --
7. The adventure narrative. Plans for the great adventure / Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and William Clark --
Explorations in the Western Desert / Jedediah Strong Smith --
From Life in the Far West / George Frederick Ruxton --
From Wah-To-Yah and the Taos Trail / Lewis H. Garrard --
Further reading --
8. Myth and legend. From The way to Rainy Mountain / N. Scott Momaday --
High horse's courting / John G. Neihardt --
The legend of the pacing white mustang / J. Frank Dobie --
Take my saddle from the wall: a valediction / Larry McMurtry --
The governor's right eye / Charles M. Skinner --
Further reading --
9. The humorous sketch. A petrified man / Mark Twain --
From The great Port Townsend controversy / J. Ross Browne --
The Humorist ; The genesis of embarrassment ; Treasury and arms / Ambrose Bierce --
The lop-eared lovers of Little Laramie: A tale of love and parental cussedness ; One kind of fool ; The cow-boy ; Early day justice / Bill Nye --
Gitting our seed back / Frederick Manfred --
Further reading.
Responsibility: edited by J. Golden Taylor.

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