The Nature of the Place: A Study of Great Plains Fiction (Paperback)
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The Nature of the Place: A Study of Great Plains Fiction (Paperback)

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Paperback 203 Pages / Published: 01/12/1996
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The Great Plains has long been fertile ground for literature. The Nature of the Place is a comprehensive study of novels and stories by such Plains writers as Willa Cather, Wright Morris, Mari Sandoz, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Frederick Manfred, Wallace Stegner, and Bess Streeter Aldrich. Throughout, Diane Dufva Quantic is aware of the region's collective social and cultural history-aware of the immensely fruitful clash between that complex history and Plains myth (such as "Garden of the World" and "Great American Desert"). In the vast and changeable Great Plains, as Wright Morris once remarked, "Many things would come to pass, but the nature of the place would remain a matter of opinion."

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803288508
Number of pages: 203
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Persuasive and engaging . . . For those interested in understanding how the literature of a region both enacts and undermines its mythical past, Diane Quantic's book is the place to begin."-Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature * Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature *
"This interesting and accessible book focuses on a broad range of mythic Great Plains images and how they codified powerful emotions and social attitudes. . . . Richly suggestive."-Choice * Choice *
"All students of the Great Plains should welcome this [book]. Literary scholars will find [it] most useful, but so should cultural geographers as well as environmental and agricultural historians."-Kansas History * Kansas History *

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