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Literature of the American West #16: Oh, Give Me a Home: Western Contemplations

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Evoking memorable images of the American West, the old cowboy song “Home on the Range” is both nostalgic and eternally appealing. The verses remind us of the sweep of history, while their innocence indicates the way westerners still tend to view the land.

In lyrical prose, Ann Ronalds Oh, Give Me a Home muses on the words of the beloved ballad, exploring what it means to be a westerner today and speculating on how our present actions are shaping the West for future generations. Through Ronalds eyes, we see the western world, not through rose-colored glasses, but through a prism of peaks and canyons and big sky—landscapes that continue to promise freedom, optimism, and infinite possibilities.

Oh, Give Me a Home also crosses into a new American West—a land of Indian gaming and cloud seeding, wildlife management and urban forest fires, theme parks and pay-per-view scenery. It is a realistic, yet fond look at the West, a “home” that for many of us is as much a state of mind as it is an actual place.

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Evoking memorable images of the American West, the old cowboy song "Home on the Range" is both nostalgic and eternally appealing. The verses remind us of the sweep of history, while their innocence indicates the way westerners still tend to view the land. In lyrical prose, Ann Ronald's

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Explorations of the present and future American West.

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:
9780806137995
Author:
Ronald
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Author:
Ronald, Ann
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
West (U.S.) Description and travel.
Subject:
Landscape -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Americana-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Literature of the American West Series
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.56x5.76x.75 in. .78 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Essays
History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

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"Synopsis" by , Evoking memorable images of the American West, the old cowboy song "Home on the Range" is both nostalgic and eternally appealing. The verses remind us of the sweep of history, while their innocence indicates the way westerners still tend to view the land. In lyrical prose, Ann Ronald's

"Synopsis" by , Explorations of the present and future American West.
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