Playing cowboys : low culture and high art in the western (eBook, 1992) [WorldCat.org]
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Playing cowboys : low culture and high art in the western

Author: Robert Murray Davis
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
In Playing Cowboys, Robert Murray Davis examines the Western hero--a principal image of American manhood since publication of The Virginian--as portrayed by a variety of post-World War II novelists and filmmakers. Innovative artists have used the Western to discuss issues of ethics and aesthetics, but its greatest impact may have been on popular cultural values. Davis shows that the Western is not primarily about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Fiction
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Murray Davis
OCLC Number: 1150951934
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 168 pages)
Contents: 1. The Virginian: Inventing the Westerner --
2. Reinventing the Westerner: Oakley Hall --
3. Gothic Space and the Disintegration of the Hero --
4. Playing with Cowboys: Science Fiction Westerns --
5. The Reader as Cowboy: Postmodern Westerns.
Responsibility: by Robert Murray Davis.

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Robert Murray Davis examines the Western hero - a principal image of American manhood since the publication of "The Virginian" - as portrayed by a variety of post-World War II novelists and  Read more...

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