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Author Donahue, James J.

Title Failed frontiersmen : white men and myth in the post-sixties American historical romance / James J. Donahue.

Published Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Cultural frames, framing culture
Cultural frames, framing culture.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pages:1 to 25 -- Pages:26 to 50 -- Pages:51 to 75 -- Pages:76 to 100 -- Pages:101 to 125 -- Pages:126 to 150 -- Pages:151 to 175 -- Pages:176 to 200 -- Pages:201 to 225 -- Pages:226 to 231.
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-E. L. Doctorow, John Barth, Thomas Pynchon, Ishmael Reed, Gerald Vizenor, and Cormac McCarthy-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."--Publisher's description.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Frontier and pioneer life in literature.
Men in literature.
Racism in literature.
Sexism in literature.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780813936826 (electronic bk.)
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