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TitleTrue West : authenticity and the American West / edited by William R. Handley and Nathaniel Lewis [electronic resource]
Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2004
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Part I. Rhetorics of Authenticity. Truth or consequences : projecting authenticity in the 1830s / Nathaniel Lewis -- Cowgirls and sage hens : Henry Adams's western fantasy / Lisa MacFarlane -- Getting the real story : implications of the demand for authenticity in writings from the Canadian West / Alison Calder -- Willa Cather : "The West authentic," the West Divided / William R. Handley -- Part II. Authenticity and Native American Cultures. Simulations of authenticity : imagined Indians and sacred landscape from New Age to nature writing / Drucilla Mims Wall -- "Real Indian art" : Charles Eastman's search for an authenticating culture concept Christine Edwards Allred -- The only real Indians are Western ones : authenticity, regionalism, and Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance, or Sylvester Long / Nancy Cook -- The authenticity game : "Getting Real" in contemporary American Indian literature / Susan Bernardin -- Part III. Picturing Histories. Edward Curtis : pictorialist and ethnographic adventurist / Gerald Vizenor -- Animal calling/calling animal : threshold space in Frederic Remington's Coming to the call / Stephen Tatum -- "Cameras and photographs were not permitted in the camps" : photographic documentation and distortion in Japanese American internment narratives / Melody Graulich -- Part IV. Reimagining Place. Authenticity, occupancy, and credibility : Rick Bass and the rhetoric of protecting place / Scott Slovic -- Authoring an authentic place : environmental and literary stewardship in Stegner and Kittredge / Bonney MacDonald -- "Genealogy is in our blood" : Terry Tempest Williams and the redemption of "Native" Mormonism / Joanna Brooks -- Authentic re-creations : ideology, practice, and regional history along Buena Park's entertainment corridor / Hsuan L. Hsu

American literature -- West (U.S.) -- History and criticism West (U.S.) -- Historiography West (U.S.) -- In literature Realism in literature Electronic books.


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