Unsettling the Literary West: Authenticity and Authorship

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The test of western literature has invariably been Is it real? Is it accurate? Authentic? The result is a standard anything but literary, as Nathaniel Lewis observes in this ambitious work, a wholesale rethinking of the critical terms and contexts--and thus of the very nature--of western writing. Why is western writing virtually missing from the American literary canon but a frequent success in the marketplace? The skewed status of western literature, Lewis contends, can be directly attributed to the strategies of the ...

Unsettling the Literary West: Authenticity and Authorship 2008, University of Nebraska Press

ISBN-13: 9780803218468

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Unsettling the Literary West: Authenticity and Authorship 2003, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803229389

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