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The Resource Birthing a nation : gender, creativity, and the West in American literature, Susan J. Rosowski

Birthing a nation : gender, creativity, and the West in American literature, Susan J. Rosowski

Label
Birthing a nation : gender, creativity, and the West in American literature
Title
Birthing a nation
Title remainder
gender, creativity, and the West in American literature
Statement of responsibility
Susan J. Rosowski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Birthing a Nation is about national identity and the American West. If it is a truism that facing west was the American male version of invoking the Muse, what happened if you were female? Most past interpretations of western American literature have echoed Frederick Jackson Turner's frontier hypothesis, emphasizing the conflict of wilderness and civilization, the hero of rugged individualism, the act of returning to origins and reemerging as the reborn American Adam. In this reading of western American women writers who responded to the challenge to give birth to a nation, Susan J. Rosowski proposes an alternative, more hopeful affirmation of our culture history and perhaps our cultural destiny."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosowski, Susan J
Dewey number
810.9/3278/082
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS271
LC item number
.R67 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature
  • Western stories
  • Authors, American
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • American literature
  • Women and literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Cather, Willa
  • Stafford, Jean
  • West (U.S.)
Label
Birthing a nation : gender, creativity, and the West in American literature, Susan J. Rosowski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fuller and the West as Muse -- The long foreground to Cather's West -- Cather's Western stories -- Pro/creativity and a kinship aesthetic -- Stafford's inherited West -- Stafford's Western stories -- Stafford rewrites the Western -- The Western hero as logos -- Robinson's politics of meditation
Control code
40813351
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780803239357
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99014233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Birthing a nation : gender, creativity, and the West in American literature, Susan J. Rosowski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fuller and the West as Muse -- The long foreground to Cather's West -- Cather's Western stories -- Pro/creativity and a kinship aesthetic -- Stafford's inherited West -- Stafford's Western stories -- Stafford rewrites the Western -- The Western hero as logos -- Robinson's politics of meditation
Control code
40813351
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780803239357
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99014233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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