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The Resource Failed frontiersmen : White men and myth in the post-sixties American historical romance, James J. Donahue

Failed frontiersmen : White men and myth in the post-sixties American historical romance, James J. Donahue

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Failed frontiersmen : White men and myth in the post-sixties American historical romance
Title
Failed frontiersmen
Title remainder
White men and myth in the post-sixties American historical romance
Statement of responsibility
James J. Donahue
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Failed Frontiersmen, James Donahue writes that one of the founding and most persistent mythologies of the United States is that of the American frontier. Looking at a selection of twentieth-century American male fiction writers{u2014}E. L. Doctorow, John Barth, Thomas Pynchon, Ishmael Reed, Gerald Vizenor, and Cormac McCarthy{u2014}he shows how they reevaluated the historical romance of frontier mythology in response to the social and political movements of the 1960s (particularly regarding the Vietnam War, civil rights, and the treatment of Native Americans). Although these writers focus on different moments in American history and different geographic locations, the author reveals their commonly held belief that the frontier mythology failed to deliver on its promises of cultural stability and political advancement, especially in the face of the multicultural crucible of the 1960s. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Donahue, James J.
Dewey number
813/.509355
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.F73
LC item number
D66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cultural frames, framing culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature
  • Men in literature
  • Racism in literature
  • Sexism in literature
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature
  • Men in literature
  • Racism in literature
  • Sexism in literature
  • American fiction
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature
  • Men in literature
  • Racism in literature
  • Sexism in literature
Label
Failed frontiersmen : White men and myth in the post-sixties American historical romance, James J. Donahue
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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.
Control code
890080194
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780813936826
Lccn
2014024535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890080194
Label
Failed frontiersmen : White men and myth in the post-sixties American historical romance, James J. Donahue
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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.
Control code
890080194
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780813936826
Lccn
2014024535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890080194

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