Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | July 29, 2015

    Edward Carey: IMG 10 Best Books by Writer-Illustrators



    As a child who loved books I was fascinated by the illustrations just as much as the text. The same is true for me today, and I'm happy to be among... Continue »
    1. $11.89 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Foulsham (Iremonger Series #2)

      Edward Carey 9781468309546

    spacer

Telling Western Stories: From Buffalo Bill to Larry McMurtry (Calvin P. Horn Lectures in Western History and Culture)

by

Telling Western Stories: From Buffalo Bill to Larry McMurtry (Calvin P. Horn Lectures in Western History and Culture) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

What has the western of literature and film contributed to American culture? Richard Etulain, the leading cultural historian of the West, answers that question by tracing four distinct storytelling traditions and exploring the indelible images each has left in the public's mind over the past 125 years. Our images of cowboys, lawmen, outlaws, and Indians come from a collage of sources, including Buffalo Bill, Frederick Jackson Turner, Calamity Jane, Mary Hallock Foote, Geronimo, Mourning Dove, Owen Wister, Zane Grey, Walter Noble Burns, John Ford, Louis L'Amour, Wallace Stegner, Patricia Nelson Limerick, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Larry McMurtry.

Etulain begins with the dominant image conveyed in Wild West shows and dime novels of the late nineteenth century--the West as a place of adventure and danger. In the early twentieth century stories by women and Indians appeared, but they were soon overlooked and not rediscovered until the 1970s. The period from the 1920s to the 1950s represents the classic era of western movies and novels--of cavalry charges to save the day and heroes in white hats. But since the 1960s a counter story has emerged, one of ambiguity and complexity that often turned upside down our notions about what really mattered in how we look at the West.

Etulain carefully explores why stories of the frontier and American West still rival those of the American Civil War as the country's most popular tales, and he shows how narratives that persisted relatively unchanged for a century have moved in notable new directions since the 1960s.

Synopsis:

Narrates the evolution of the western story from the Civil War to the present, focusing on books, movies, and people.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-168) and index.

About the Author

Richard Etulain is professor emeritus of history at the University of New Mexico and the author or editor of more than forty books. Etulain lives in Clackamas, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Illustrations — Preface — Prologue: Origins of the Western story — Creation stories — Untold stories — Traditional stories — New stories — Epilogue: Toward a new Gray story — Notes — Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826321404
Author:
Etulain, Richard W.
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Location:
Albuquerque :
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
West (U.S.) in literature
Subject:
Storytelling
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life in literature
Subject:
Oral tradition
Subject:
West
Subject:
Storytelling -- West (U.S.) -- History.
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
History
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
Calvin P. Horn Lectures in Western History and Culture
Publication Date:
19990831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
190
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Other books you might like

  1. By Grit & Grace: Eleven Women Who... Used Trade Paper $4.25
  2. Larry McMurtry: A Critical Companion... New Hardcover $58.25
  3. A New Significance: Re-Envisioning... Used Trade Paper $9.50
  4. Jump Off Creek Used Trade Paper $7.95
  5. Between Worlds: Access to Second... Used Trade Paper $18.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » Fame and Infamy
History and Social Science » Americana » Western States
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » World History » General

Telling Western Stories: From Buffalo Bill to Larry McMurtry (Calvin P. Horn Lectures in Western History and Culture) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$32.50 In Stock
Product details 190 pages University of New Mexico Press - English 9780826321404 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Narrates the evolution of the western story from the Civil War to the present, focusing on books, movies, and people.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.