The Resource Traces of gold : California's natural resources and the claim to realism in western American literature, Nicolas S. Witschi, (electronic resource)

Traces of gold : California's natural resources and the claim to realism in western American literature, Nicolas S. Witschi, (electronic resource)

Label
Traces of gold : California's natural resources and the claim to realism in western American literature
Title
Traces of gold
Title remainder
California's natural resources and the claim to realism in western American literature
Statement of responsibility
Nicolas S. Witschi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Broadening our understanding of what constitutes ""realism,"" Nicolas Witschi artfully demonstrates the linkage of American literary realism to the texts, myths, and resources of the American West. From Gold Rush romances to cowboy Westerns, from hard-boiled detective thrillers to nature writing, the American West has long been known mainly through hackneyed representations in popular genres. But a close look at the literary history of the West reveals a number of writers who claim that their works represent the ""real"" West. As Nicolas Witschi shows, writers as varie
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Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Witschi, Nicolas S.
Dewey number
  • 810.93278
  • 813.009/3278/09794
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS283.C2
LC item number
W58 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in American literary realism and naturalism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Authors, American
  • Natural resources
  • Nature in literature
  • Realism in literature
  • California
  • California
Label
Traces of gold : California's natural resources and the claim to realism in western American literature, Nicolas S. Witschi, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-212) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Genres of Realism; 1. Bret Harte and the Gold Rush Claim to Realism; 2. John of the Mines: Muir's Picturesque Rewrite of the Gold Rush; 3. "Why, Have You Got the Atlantic Monthly Out Here?" W. D. Howells, Realism, and the Idea of the West; 4. 1902: The Generic Imagination in Transition; 5. "I Know What Is Best for You": Post-Howellsian Realism in Mary Austin's Desert Narratives; 6. Hard-Boiled Nature: California, Detective Fiction, and the Limits of Representation; Notes; Works Cited; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (232 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817313715
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000775006
  • (EBL)454595
  • (OCoLC)427567264
  • (SSID)ssj0000260793
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11209524
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000260793
  • (PQKBWorkID)10256667
  • (PQKB)11406529
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC454595
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse8702
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000775006
Label
Traces of gold : California's natural resources and the claim to realism in western American literature, Nicolas S. Witschi, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-212) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Genres of Realism; 1. Bret Harte and the Gold Rush Claim to Realism; 2. John of the Mines: Muir's Picturesque Rewrite of the Gold Rush; 3. "Why, Have You Got the Atlantic Monthly Out Here?" W. D. Howells, Realism, and the Idea of the West; 4. 1902: The Generic Imagination in Transition; 5. "I Know What Is Best for You": Post-Howellsian Realism in Mary Austin's Desert Narratives; 6. Hard-Boiled Nature: California, Detective Fiction, and the Limits of Representation; Notes; Works Cited; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (232 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817313715
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000775006
  • (EBL)454595
  • (OCoLC)427567264
  • (SSID)ssj0000260793
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11209524
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000260793
  • (PQKBWorkID)10256667
  • (PQKB)11406529
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC454595
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse8702
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000775006

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