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The Resource From Hopalong to Hud : thoughts on Western fiction, by C.L. Sonnichsen

From Hopalong to Hud : thoughts on Western fiction, by C.L. Sonnichsen

Label
From Hopalong to Hud : thoughts on Western fiction
Title
From Hopalong to Hud
Title remainder
thoughts on Western fiction
Statement of responsibility
by C.L. Sonnichsen
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Any books and innumerable articles have been published on the subject of ?Westerns? since 1960, but the emphasis has been almost entirely on Western movies. Not much attention has been paid to the fiction of and about the American West. This book begins with the assumption that the novel of the West is a sort of autobiography of the West and that the writing must be studied if we are to see what our fiction reveals about ourselves. In these eleven essays C. L. Sonnichsen looks at both popular and ?serious? fiction, starting with a consideration of what the West means to America and the world and going on to discuss a number of topics that act as mirrors to our prejudices and emotions. What does our fiction show has happened to our feelings about the Mexican over the last century? About violence? About sex? About the mythical West? The author?s final chapter suggests other doors that should be opened?other topics of Western fiction that should be investigated and discussed. In scope and variety of approaches this book is unique. Some chapters will provoke heated disagreement, but the subject is timely. Nothing is more interesting to us than ourselves, and these essays tell something about who and what we are.--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.0874
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.W4
LC item number
S6 1978
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
From Hopalong to Hud : thoughts on Western fiction, by C.L. Sonnichsen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-190) and index
Contents
Western Fiction: Index to America -- The West That Wasn't -- The Wyatt Earp Syndrome -- Too Tough to Tame: Tombstone in Fiction -- The Ambivalent Apache -- The Two Black Legends -- From Hopalong to Hud: The Unheroic Cowboy in Western Fiction -- The Private World of Miss Sue Pinckney -- The Sharecropper in Western Fiction -- Sex on the Lone Prairee -- Doors to Open: A Conclusion
Control code
4136473
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
201 p.
Isbn
9780890960523
Lccn
78006371 //r933
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Wilson M. Hudson, 1989 (Access. No. 1989-064). With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Gift of Joyce Gibson Roach, 2011 (Access. No. 2011-127). Author's inscribed presentation copy to Joyce Roach, November 24, 1978. Notations and underlining in pencil on p. 4-17. Items laid in: Handwritten notes titled Cowgirls revisited and Ramona, Squaw Eloise found between p. 144-145 and 166-167 (2 sheets). With covered dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 4 (SW Writers): Gift of Rollo Newsom, 2010 (Access. No. 2010-085). Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 5 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Item laid in: handwritten note (1 sheet). With dust jacket.
Label
From Hopalong to Hud : thoughts on Western fiction, by C.L. Sonnichsen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-190) and index
Contents
Western Fiction: Index to America -- The West That Wasn't -- The Wyatt Earp Syndrome -- Too Tough to Tame: Tombstone in Fiction -- The Ambivalent Apache -- The Two Black Legends -- From Hopalong to Hud: The Unheroic Cowboy in Western Fiction -- The Private World of Miss Sue Pinckney -- The Sharecropper in Western Fiction -- Sex on the Lone Prairee -- Doors to Open: A Conclusion
Control code
4136473
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
201 p.
Isbn
9780890960523
Lccn
78006371 //r933
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Wilson M. Hudson, 1989 (Access. No. 1989-064). With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Gift of Joyce Gibson Roach, 2011 (Access. No. 2011-127). Author's inscribed presentation copy to Joyce Roach, November 24, 1978. Notations and underlining in pencil on p. 4-17. Items laid in: Handwritten notes titled Cowgirls revisited and Ramona, Squaw Eloise found between p. 144-145 and 166-167 (2 sheets). With covered dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 4 (SW Writers): Gift of Rollo Newsom, 2010 (Access. No. 2010-085). Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 5 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Item laid in: handwritten note (1 sheet). With dust jacket.

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