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The Resource Counternarrative possibilities : virgin land, homeland, and Cormac McCarthy's westerns, James Dorson

Counternarrative possibilities : virgin land, homeland, and Cormac McCarthy's westerns, James Dorson

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Counternarrative possibilities : virgin land, homeland, and Cormac McCarthy's westerns
Title
Counternarrative possibilities
Title remainder
virgin land, homeland, and Cormac McCarthy's westerns
Statement of responsibility
James Dorson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Counternarrative Possibilities reads Cormac McCarthy's westerns against the backdrop of American mythology's two formative national tropes: virgin land (from the 1950s) and homeland (after 9/11). Looking at McCarthy's westerns in the context of American studies, James Dorson shows how his books counter the national narratives underlying these tropes and reinvest them with new, potentially transformative meaning. Departing from prevailing accounts of McCarthy that place him in relation to his literary antecedents, Counternarrative Possibilities takes a forward-looking approach that reads McCarthy's work as a key influence on millennial fiction. Weaving together disciplinary history with longstanding debates over the relationship between aesthetics and politics, this book is at once an exploration of the limits of ideology critique in the twenty-first century and a timely, original reconsideration of McCarthy's work after postmodernism"--Back cover
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BTCTA
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Dorson, James
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3563.C337
LC item number
Z64 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
North American studies
Series volume
volume 36
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  • McCarthy, Cormac
  • Homeland in literature
  • Space in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • American fiction
  • McCarthy, Cormac
  • American fiction
  • Homeland in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Space in literature
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Counternarrative possibilities : virgin land, homeland, and Cormac McCarthy's westerns, James Dorson
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-301) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Narratives and Counternarratives. The Power of Narrative ; Counternarrative Possibilities ; American Studies and the Virgin Land Myth ; American Studies and the Homeland Myth -- Cormac McCarthy's Westerns. Blood Meridan and the Misrule of Law ; Aesthetic Coldness ; Blood Meridian's Dangerous Absolutes ; Saving Romance from 'America' in the Border Trilogy ; From Pastiche to Tragedy ; Conclusion: Perious Ground
Control code
944087444
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9783593505541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944087444
Label
Counternarrative possibilities : virgin land, homeland, and Cormac McCarthy's westerns, James Dorson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Narratives and Counternarratives. The Power of Narrative ; Counternarrative Possibilities ; American Studies and the Virgin Land Myth ; American Studies and the Homeland Myth -- Cormac McCarthy's Westerns. Blood Meridan and the Misrule of Law ; Aesthetic Coldness ; Blood Meridian's Dangerous Absolutes ; Saving Romance from 'America' in the Border Trilogy ; From Pastiche to Tragedy ; Conclusion: Perious Ground
Control code
944087444
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9783593505541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944087444

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