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Author Cella, Matthew J. C., 1974-

Title Bad Land pastoralism in Great Plains fiction / Matthew J.C. Cella ; foreword by Wayne Franklin

Publ Info Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  PS274 .C45 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 230 pages ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series American land and life series
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: Biocultural change and literary pastoralism in Great Plains fiction -- 1. (Un)settling the Indian wilderness: Tribal pastoralism in Cooper's "The Prairie" and Welch's "Fools crow" -- 2. Pastoralism and enclosure: Marriage and illegitimate children on the range-farm frontier in Eaton's "Cattle" and Richter's "Sea of grass" -- 3. Harmonious fields and wild prairies: Transcendental pastoralism in Willa Cather's Nebraska novels -- 4. Patches of green and fields of dust: Dust Bowl pastoralism in Olsen's "Yonnondio" and Manfred's "The golden bowl" -- 5. Healing the wounds of history: Buffalo commons pastoralism in Proulx's "That old ace in the hole" and King's "Truth and bright water" -- Epilogue: Pastoral art and the beautiful
LC subject American fiction -- Great Plains -- History and criticism
Pastoral literature, American -- History and criticism
Place (Philosophy) in literature
Great Plains -- In literature
Add Author Franklin, Wayne
ISBN 9781587299070 (pbk.)
1587299070 (pbk.)
9781587299056 (alk. paper)
1587299054 (alk. paper)