Cultural Tropes of the Contemporary American West

Cultural Tropes of the Contemporary American West

by barnard edward Turner
     
 

Turner (English and European studies, National U. of Singapore) weaves together several 20th-century literary characterizations of the American west in order to construct a vision of his own. Among his topics are D. H. Lawrence inventing America for himself in Kangaroo and The Woman Who Rode Away, California redux in Holland by the Beach Boys, Win Wenders' western…  See more details below

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Turner (English and European studies, National U. of Singapore) weaves together several 20th-century literary characterizations of the American west in order to construct a vision of his own. Among his topics are D. H. Lawrence inventing America for himself in Kangaroo and The Woman Who Rode Away, California redux in Holland by the Beach Boys, Win Wenders' western America and Sam Shepard's western narratives, temporality and self-consciousness in descriptions of Montana, the west as pastiche in Costner's Postman, strategies of projection and assimilation in Star Trek: First Contact, and William Mitchell's Infobahm and European e-topia. The text is double spaced. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773462199
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
03/30/2005
Pages:
277
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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