Literary Cartography of the Great Plains

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781405187336
StatePublished - May 27 2011


  • Cather and fictional cartography - deep-map metaphor, stirring, Plains writers
  • Hard, back-breaking work - challenging migrants' dreams, experience of the Dust Bowl
  • Literary cartography - of the Great Plains
  • Literature from the Dust Bowl - unraveling of people's lives
  • Modern American and Canadian literature - owing much, to sons and daughters of the homesteading era
  • Plains literature, transnational and intercultural - contact zone of the imagination
  • Plains stories of migration, displacement and emplacement - crossing ethnic and racial experiences
  • Rhizomatic, transmotional territory - being William Least Heat-Moon's preferred literary landscape
  • The Plains, as a landscape and a people - reduced to fly-over country
  • The Plains, contact zone - Erma's Desire, bicentennial sculpture project, 1970s, modern art to the masses

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