Download or read Frontier Justice in the Novels of James Fenimore Cooper and Cormac McCarthy PDF, written by Daniel Davis Wood and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2016-06-22 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download or read The Western in the Global Literary Imagination PDF, written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2022-11-21 with total page 371 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This groundbreaking collection of essays shows how the American Western has been reimagined in different national contexts, producing fictions that interrogate, reframe, and remix the genre in unexpectedly critical ways.
Download or read America History and Life PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page 628 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.