Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr (March 30, 2005)
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This research explores the abiding fascination and provocation of the yankee frontier West within the modern interval, in contexts which either flooring it traditionally and extrapolate from it, refracting it via modern movie, literature, technology fiction and the rhetoric of knowledge expertise. A historic, geopolitical specificity in granted by way of chapters on D.H. Lawrence in New Mexico, modern Montana literature, and renowned videos set there and in Oregon respectively. the yankee West is extra typically thought of strategically in its connections to Europe, as in Wim Wenders's vintage Paris, Texas, the seashore Boys' paintings within the Netherlands and the honour of the eu imaginative and prescient of the net as a brand new frontier. related connections to East Asia are granted in a bankruptcy at the presentation of Japan in seminal works by way of Richard Brautigan. shut textual research of abiding works is given, opposed to a historical past of seminal, comparable severe works not just in ancient and cultural reports, but in addition in movie research and data know-how. Such extrapolations in flip think of the self-conception of the quarter, and for that reason yield a pertinent and well timed contribution of that reassessment of the state because it enters the hot millennium.