Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Six-Gun Mystique Sequel” as Want to Read:
The Six-Gun Mystique Sequel
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Six-Gun Mystique Sequel

3.59  ·  Rating Details  ·  34 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
The Six-Gun Mystique Sequel is a revised and considerably expanded edition of The Six-Gun Mystique, a pioneering study of the Western as a popular genre that has been widely influential since its original publication in 1970.
In this expanded version, Cawelti revises his analysis of the structural characteristics of the Western novel and film, synthesizing much of the rich
Paperback, 228 pages
Published June 15th 1999 by Popular Press 3 (first published June 1984)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Six-Gun Mystique Sequel, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Six-Gun Mystique Sequel

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 59)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
A. Bowdoin Van Riper
There was a time when Westerns – in print, on film, on television – were dismissed, offhandedly, as simplistic, formula-bound trash. They were suitable for the twirling wire papeback racks and the bottom halves of movie double-features, but no more. Entertaining? Well, yes . . . if you were a small boy, or an undemanding adult. Vehicles for exploring on Big Themes and Significant Issues? Preposterous. Now, of course, it’s that attitude that seems preposterous. Larry McMurtry has a Pulitzer for L ...more
Aug 23, 2007 Cat rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one!
Only book I've abandoned reading this year. Now that Jacques Derrida is dead, does that mean we can stop reading stuff like this? By "this" I mean over analyzed, incomprehensible post-structuralist gobbeldy gook. Seriously, I could barely understand what Cawelti was trying to say.

Style and vocabulary aside, the over determined analysis is enough to turn you away from theory forever. I have a high threshold for academic jargon, but this put me over the edge.

Avoid. Hopefully work like this will
May 29, 2014 Illizt rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Lesley marked it as to-read
Jul 20, 2016
David Salter
David Salter marked it as to-read
Jul 11, 2016
reinsplash marked it as to-read
Jun 10, 2016
Cecilia Mutti
Cecilia Mutti marked it as to-read
Mar 02, 2016
Tamar rated it it was amazing
Jan 31, 2016
Meredith rated it it was amazing
Jan 09, 2016
Melissa H
Melissa H marked it as to-read
Dec 08, 2015
Bill rated it really liked it
Oct 10, 2015
Alexander rated it it was amazing
Aug 29, 2015
Craig rated it liked it
Aug 06, 2015
Joe marked it as to-read
Jul 08, 2015
Ron added it
Apr 13, 2015
Howard rated it it was ok
Mar 15, 2015
David Lieberman
David Lieberman rated it really liked it
Dec 29, 2014
Alan marked it as to-read
Aug 26, 2014
Timothy rated it really liked it
Aug 28, 2014
Allen Berry
Allen Berry rated it it was amazing
Aug 05, 2014
Mb_presents marked it as to-read
Aug 02, 2014
Garret Castleberry
Garret Castleberry rated it liked it
Jul 02, 2014
Nicholas rated it liked it
May 25, 2014
Karen Williams
Karen Williams marked it as to-read
May 19, 2014
Steve_long marked it as to-read
Dec 15, 2013
Leni marked it as to-read
Jul 27, 2014
Kate marked it as to-read
Aug 29, 2013
Lowwkkey rated it it was ok
Feb 09, 2014
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book