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'What the Hell Is a Flowery Boundary Tree?' Gunslinger, All the Pretty Horses and the Postmodern Western

Savage, JK (2012) ''What the Hell Is a Flowery Boundary Tree?' Gunslinger, All the Pretty Horses and the Postmodern Western.' Journal of American Studies, 46 (04). 997 - 1008. ISSN 0021-8758

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Abstract

What is the function of a map, and what role does mapping perform in a literary text? This essay interrogates the use of maps and mapping, the influence and impact of capital and the construction of nationhood, and considers what it means to be an American in Cormac McCarthy's All The Pretty Horses and Edward Dorn's Gunslinger. The argument links the project pursued in these two westerns to larger geopolitical issues, whilst fully addressing the specificity and difference of the texts and their individual forms, structures and contents. Postmodern geographical theory is applied to the two books to provide a new theory of the way that land and territory are employed in the western.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 11:12
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2018 13:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15555

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