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The Resource Frontier justice in the novels of James Fenimore Cooper and Cormac McCarthy, by Daniel Davis Wood

Frontier justice in the novels of James Fenimore Cooper and Cormac McCarthy, by Daniel Davis Wood

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Frontier justice in the novels of James Fenimore Cooper and Cormac McCarthy
Title
Frontier justice in the novels of James Fenimore Cooper and Cormac McCarthy
Statement of responsibility
by Daniel Davis Wood
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"James Fenimore Cooper and Cormac McCarthy are two of the most celebrated and influential writers of the American West. Both have written powerful narratives that focus on the disappearance of the nineteenth century frontier, and both show an interest in the dramatic ways in which the frontier gave shape to American culture. But is it possible that the kinship between these two writers extends beyond simply sharing an interest in this subject? Teasing out the implications of the recurrent allusions to Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales in the pages of McCarthy's Southwestern novels, this book finds Cooper and McCarthy engaged in a complex legal and ethical dialogue despite the centuries that separate their lives and their work. The result of their dialogue is a provocative, nuanced analysis of the effects of the frontier on the American justice system-and, for both writers, an expression of alarm at the violation of the principles upon which the system was established"--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
813/.0874
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.W4
LC item number
W66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Frontier justice in the novels of James Fenimore Cooper and Cormac McCarthy, by Daniel Davis Wood
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
James Fenimore Cooper. Towards the Ethic of Frontier Justice ; From Spectacular Fanaticism to Indiscriminate Brutality ; The Frontiersman Awakens, 1820-1826 ; The Frontiersman Relapses, 1839-1841 -- Cormac McCarthy. The Survival of the Ethic of Frontier Justice ; Looking Ahead, Glancing Back ; The Same Authority as God, No Requirements Upon It -- Conclusion: A Jurisprudential Affinity, an Aesthetic Distinction
Control code
946463805
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9781443890182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
System control number
(OCoLC)946463805
Label
Frontier justice in the novels of James Fenimore Cooper and Cormac McCarthy, by Daniel Davis Wood
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
James Fenimore Cooper. Towards the Ethic of Frontier Justice ; From Spectacular Fanaticism to Indiscriminate Brutality ; The Frontiersman Awakens, 1820-1826 ; The Frontiersman Relapses, 1839-1841 -- Cormac McCarthy. The Survival of the Ethic of Frontier Justice ; Looking Ahead, Glancing Back ; The Same Authority as God, No Requirements Upon It -- Conclusion: A Jurisprudential Affinity, an Aesthetic Distinction
Control code
946463805
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9781443890182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
System control number
(OCoLC)946463805

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