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The Resource The lasting of the Mohicans : history of an American myth, Martin Barker and Roger Sabin

The lasting of the Mohicans : history of an American myth, Martin Barker and Roger Sabin

Label
The lasting of the Mohicans : history of an American myth
Title
The lasting of the Mohicans
Title remainder
history of an American myth
Statement of responsibility
Martin Barker and Roger Sabin
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • There are few people for whom the phrase "last of the Mohicans" does not conjure up memories and associations - childhood games, films, TV programs. Yet most who profess acquaintance with Cooper's title actually have never read his book. The characters - Hawkeye and his Mohican friends Chingachgook and Uncas - owe more to the media than to Cooper's text for their popularity
  • But they have become familiar icons identified with the colonizing of the northeastern frontier and with the creation of "America." This ground-breaking and entertaining study focuses on the making and the remaking of media versions of Cooper's popular book. It shows that each new rendering extends to its audience a dynamic image of the American myth
  • Yet along with the appeal of frontier adventure these media adaptations bear the weight of powerful meanings. Each new version addresses these meanings differently and raises questions about wilderness and frontier, about western expansion, about the relationships between men and women, about the association of whites with "Indians."
  • Why does this book that everyone knows but that few have read continue to be perennially attractive for the media? In answer to this question, this study throws a new light on the idea of frontier and on the meaning of the American Dream
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1946-
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Barker, Martin
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1408
LC item number
.B37 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sabin, Roger
Series statement
Studies in popular culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • Mohegan Indians in literature
  • Social values in literature
  • Myth in literature
  • Canon (Literature)
  • Historical fiction, American
  • Film adaptations
  • Literature and society
  • Cooper, James Fenimore
  • Cooper, James Fenimore
  • Cooper, James Fenimore
  • Cooper, James Fenimore
  • United States
Label
The lasting of the Mohicans : history of an American myth, Martin Barker and Roger Sabin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-243) 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
The Mohican myth and the American dream -- Cooper's book -- Becoming a classic -- Movie Mohicans, 1909-1936 -- Movie Mohicans, 1947-1992 -- The television and cartoon versions -- Comic books: The Hidden tradition -- In the matter of the Mohicans
Control code
33246079
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 248 pages
Isbn
9780878058587
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95029991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The lasting of the Mohicans : history of an American myth, Martin Barker and Roger Sabin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-243) 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
The Mohican myth and the American dream -- Cooper's book -- Becoming a classic -- Movie Mohicans, 1909-1936 -- Movie Mohicans, 1947-1992 -- The television and cartoon versions -- Comic books: The Hidden tradition -- In the matter of the Mohicans
Control code
33246079
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 248 pages
Isbn
9780878058587
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95029991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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