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In no different zone of the us has the suggestion of authenticity performed such a big but elusive position because it has within the West. although pervasive in literature, popular tradition, and background, assumptions approximately western authenticity haven't obtained enough serious recognition. Given the continued financial and social modifications during this substantial sector, the chronic nostalgia and hope for the “real” real West recommend local and nationwide identities at odds with themselves. True West explores the concept that of authenticity because it is used to invent, attempt, put it on the market, and skim the West.

The fifteen essays accumulated right here practice modern severe and cultural concept to western literary heritage, local American literature and identities, the visible West, and the imagining of position. Ranging geographically from the Canadian Prairies to Buena Park’s leisure hall in Southern California, and chronologically from early vacationer narratives to modern environmental writing, True West demanding situations many assumptions we make approximately western writing and opens the door to an incredible new bankruptcy in western literary heritage and cultural criticism.

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