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The Portable Western Reader (Viking Portable Library)

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The American West is as varied in its inhabitants as in its landforms. Yet what has come to stand for "Western" writing is the myth of the wagon train and the lone gunman. In the Portable Wester Reader, William Kittredge has assembled stories, poems, essays, and excerpts that transcend the Western myth and explore the vast range of Western experience. With selections from more than seventy authors, and an introduction and headnotes by William Kittredge. The Portable Western Reader redefines the Western literary landscape.

Synopsis:

The American West is as varied in its inhabitants as it is in its landforms, yet what has come to stand for "Western" writing is the myth of the wagon train and the lone gunman. This authoritative anthology assembled poems, essays, stories, and excepts--by Ken Kesey, Raymond Carver, Larry McMurtry, Ivan Doig, and many others--which transcend the myth and explore the vast range of Wetsern experience.

Table of Contents

  1. House made of the dawn /Washington Matthews
  2. The woman and the horse /A. L. Kroeber
  3. The girl who married the bear /Catharine McClellan
  4. Coyote and Eagle go to the Land of the Dead /Jarold Ramsey
  5. How the ancient Peigans lived /C. C. Uhlenbeck
  6. From: Fools crow / James Welch
  7. From: Ghost-dance religion and the Sioux outbreak of 1890 / James Mooney
  8. From: Mean spirit / Linda Hogan
  9. The last running /John Graves
  10. Fleur /Louise Erdrich
  11. Deer dancer /Joy Harjo
  12. Song of the redwood-tree /Walt Whitman
  13. Buffalo Bill's /e.e. cummings
  14. Carrion Spring /Wallace Stegner
  15. The man who shot Liberty Valance /Dorothy M. Johnson
  16. A raid on the oyster pirates /Jack London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140230260
Editor:
Kittredge, William
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Editor:
Kittredge, William
Author:
Kittredge, William
Author:
Various
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Collections and anthologies
Subject:
Literary collections
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
West
Subject:
American
Subject:
West (U.S.) Literary collections.
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Viking Portable Library
Series Volume:
93
Publication Date:
19970731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
7.84x5.06x1.36 in. 1.07 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The American West is as varied in its inhabitants as it is in its landforms, yet what has come to stand for "Western" writing is the myth of the wagon train and the lone gunman. This authoritative anthology assembled poems, essays, stories, and excepts--by Ken Kesey, Raymond Carver, Larry McMurtry, Ivan Doig, and many others--which transcend the myth and explore the vast range of Wetsern experience.

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