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Women and Western American Literature

Price : $42.75
ISBN # : 9789381302118
Author : M. Prasad
pages: 264
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Axis Publications
Published : 2011

The idea for this collection of essays grew naturally from our awareness that women have been - and still are - largely excluded from discussions of literature of the American West. This is a serious concern in itself, but it becomes especially so in view of the West's enormous influence in shaping American thought. Frederick Jackson Turner's essay on the American frontier remains the starting point for discussions of the American character. Affirming Turner's premise, if not his conclusions, scholars agree ''as America's most formative myth-subject the West has altered the presumptions of Americans about their place in both the political world and the moral universe.'' In literature, this myth of the West has taken various forms. It is seen in the traditional western formula which glorifies violence and conquest as ''the imposition of a Lockean scheme of property, labor and law on a wilderness originally controlled by a people with an opposing scheme''; and it is seen in the concept of a heroic that indiscriminately glorifies male endeavor: ''A male character in American literature may be a hero in almost any circumstance; all he has to do is struggle, see things as they really are, and benefit from his knowledge.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Tuesday 22 May, 2012.

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