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Literature of the American West #07: Ghostwest: Reflections Past and Present

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Our sense of place is permeated by ghosts from the past. In GhostWest, Ann Ronald takes the reader to historical sites where something once happened. Using the metaphor of hauntings, she reflects on how western history, literature, and lore continue to shape our visceral impressions of these sites.

In chapters both lyrical and thoughtful, passionate and humorous, GhostWest covers sites in seventeen western states, including the Little Bighorn Battlefield in Montana, Willa Cathers Nebraska prairies, and the Murrah Building bombing site in Oklahoma. Through these settings and their phantoms, the author mulls questions of why we find such ambience and artifacts so compelling.

Volume 7 in the Literature of the American West series

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Contemplations of historical sites in seventeen western states, including Little Bighorn Battlefield in Montana, Willa Cather's Nebraska prairies, and the Murrah Building bombing site in Oklahoma. 22 b&w illus., 3 maps, 5 3/8 x 8 1/2.

About the Author

Ann Ronald is Foundation Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her books include Earthtones: A Nevada Album, The New West of Edward Abbey, Reader of the Purple Sage, and GhostWest: Reflections Past and Present.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806136943
Author:
Ronald, Ann
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Women
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Literature of the American West Series
Series Volume:
07
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 b&w illus., 3 maps
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.72x5.52x.64 in. .74 lbs.

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Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling

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"Synopsis" by , Contemplations of historical sites in seventeen western states, including Little Bighorn Battlefield in Montana, Willa Cather's Nebraska prairies, and the Murrah Building bombing site in Oklahoma. 22 b&w illus., 3 maps, 5 3/8 x 8 1/2.
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