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Frontier: American literature and the American West

Edwin S. Fussell

Frontier: American literature and the American West

by Edwin S. Fussell

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism,
  • West (U.S.) -- In literature

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Edwin Fussell.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 450 p.
    Number of Pages450
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23249776M

    GRADUATE COURSES. 19th-Century American Frontier Literature Victoria Lamont (University of Waterloo); American West of the Imagination at the Turn of the 20th Century Stephen Tatum (University of Utah); Contemporary Revisions of the American West Phillip A. Snyder (Brigham Young University); Cormac McCarthy & Leslie Marmon Silko: Cowboys and Indians of the Apocalypse Alex Hunt (West . The Western Literature Association (WLA) is a non-profit, scholarly association that promotes the study of the diverse literature and cultures of the North American West.

    It's not exactly about the American frontier, but since you haven't yet received any other responses, I can recommend Pierre Berton's book Klondike: The Last Great Klondike Goldrush was in northern Canada, but there were many important figures who first made their mark earlier in the American west before moving on toward the Klondike, most notably Soapy Smith. An ideal text for course work, it presents the West as both frontier and region, examining the clashing of different cultures and ethnic groups that occurred in the western territories from the first Columbian contacts between Native Americans and Europeans up to the end of the twentieth century. "This new edition of The American West is.

    "The Significance of the Frontier in American History" and subsequent essays and books by Frederick Jackson Turner changed the way historians thought about the United States by arguing that it was. Zane Grey ( - ) was a popular American frontier novelist who wrote his first story at the age of fifteen, entitled Jim of the Cave. His father reportedly responded by tearing the book to shreds and giving Zane a beating. It's long been observed that the best way to ensure a teen-ager will do something is to offer a prohibition against it.


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Frontier: American literature and the American West, Hardcover – January 1, by Edwin S Fussell (Author)4/5(1). Frontier, American literature and the American West Paperback – January 1, by Edwin Fussell (Author)4/5(1). Unlock This Study Guide Now. Start your hour free trial to unlock this Literature of the American West and Frontier study guide and get instant access to the following.

Analysis; 1 Homework. Get this from a library. Frontier: American literature and the American West. [Edwin S Fussell]. Literature and the frontier. In a quite different sphere, there was clear evidence that national consciousness was stirring, for this period marked the appearance of a truly American literature.

Foremost among the writers of this new American school. Cowboy Small by Lois Lenski Calico the Wonder Horse, or The Saga of Stewy Stinker by Virginia Lee Burton Off Like The Wind: the First Ride of the Pony Express Cindy Ellen: A Wild Western Cinderella by Susan Lowell Sing Down The Moon by Scott O’Dell Calavera Abecedario by Jeanette Winter Mustang, Author: Annika Barranti Klein.

Between the s to the early s, the seductive lure of the American West attracted adventure and fortune seekers from all corners of the globe.

Among these were a number. Frontier: American literature and the American West by Fussell, Edwin S. Publication date Topics American literature, Frontier and pioneer life in literature, États-Unis (Ouest) dans la littérature, Littérature américaine Publisher Internet Archive Books.

American : As the American frontier passed into history, the myths of the West in fiction and film took a firm hold in the imagination of Americans and foreigners alike. In David Murdoch's view, America is exceptional in choosing its iconic self-image: "No other nation has taken a time and place from its past and produced a construct of the imagination equal to America's creation of the West."Location: Currently the United States, historically.

Written when the frontier had only gotten as far west as New York state, this classic foresaw the whole tragic history of the American frontier and the fate of the Indian. Inwhen the novel begins, it’s the last frontier in the American West, technologically, culturally, in all sorts of different ways.

All these things are coming to a crescendo, and it’s embodied in this one little town, this town that is struggling to be Seattle, because Seattle has just burned to the ground.

Electric Literature is a (c)(3) non-profit organization founded in Our mission is to amplify the power of storytelling with digital innovation, and to ensure that literature remains a vibrant presence in popular culture by supporting writers, embracing new technologies, and building community to broaden the audience for literature.

Geographically, the “Old West” generally applies to those states west of the Mississippi River. From outlaws, to gunfighters, to the American cowboy, and buried treasures on the frontier, Old West Legends provides tales, biographies, and in-depth history into the lives and times in the American West.

The Frontier American Dream Introduction: The Frontier Opens. In The Epic of America, published inJames Truslow Adams notes the early days of the American dream, as created by the wild frontier. Two of the strongest influences in our life, religion and the frontier, made in our formative periods for a limited and intolerant spiritual life.

Americans have long cherished romantic images of the frontier and its colorful cast of characters, where the cowboys are always rugged and the ladies always fragile. But in this book, Peter Boag opens an extraordinary window onto the real Old West. Delving into countless primary sources and surveying sexological and literary sources, Boag paints a vivid picture of a West where cross-dressing.

Historian Richard White describes Turner and Buffalo Bill (William F. Cody) as “the two master narrators” of the American West.

Each articulated powerful, if conflicting, stories: “Turner’s history was one of free land, the essentially peaceful occupation of a largely empty continent, and the creation of a unique American identity. Despite the critics' dissent, Turner's Frontier Thesis was the prevailing view of the frontier taught in American schools and colleges until the mids.

There were (and are) entire books and readers for classroom use devoted extensively to the Turner Thesis. American Frontier and Western Issues: A Historiographical Review By Roger L.

Nichols Greenwood Press, Read preview Overview Tales of the Frontier: From Lewis and Clark to the Last Roundup By Everett Dick University of Nebraska Press, Two eminent historians, Robert V. Hine and John Mack Faragher, present the American West as both frontier and region, real and imagined, old and new, and they show how men and women of all ethnic groups were affected when different cultures met and clashed.

Their concise and engaging survey of frontier history traces the story from the first Columbian contacts between Indians and Europeans to 4/5(1). Western fiction is a genre of literature set in the American Old West frontier and typically set from the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth century.

Well-known writers of Western fiction include Zane Grey from the early 20th century and Louis L'Amour from the midth century. The genre peaked around the early s, largely due to the popularity of televised Westerns such as Bonanza. U.S. Frontier Letters and Diaries From the time of the first colonial settlers in the midth century, through even almost until the 20th century, what is now known as the United States always had a "frontier," the very limit of what had been explored or settled by European immigrants.OU Press is a publisher of scholarly, regional, and general-interest books that challenge readers to discover the past, contemplate the present, and shape the future.

Series - OU Press Work continues at the University of Oklahoma Press. The History of the American West Gets a Much-Needed Rewrite Artists, historians and filmmakers alike have been guilty of creating a mythologized version of the U.S. expansion to the west.