Exploding the Western : Myths of Empire on the Postmodern Frontier

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-02-28
  • Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Pr

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The frontier and Western expansionism are so quintessentially a part of American history that the literature of the West and Southwest is in some senses the least regional and the most national literature of all.

Author Biography

Sara L. Spurgeon is a visiting assistant professor in women's studies at the University of Arizona.

Table of Contents

Foundation of empire : the sacred hunter and the Eucharist of the wilderness in Cormac McCarthy's Blood meridianp. 19
"Pledged in blood" : truth and redemption in Cormac McCarthy's All the pretty horsesp. 41
"The acts of their own hands" : borders, otherness, and identity in Cormac McCarthy's The crossingp. 59
Decolonizing imperialism : captivity myths and the postmodern world in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremonyp. 73
Sanctioned narratives and the (non)innocent triumph of the savage war : mythic co-dependence in Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the deadp. 102
Necessary difference : the creation of a Chicana utopia in Ana Castillo's So far from Godp. 120
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