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Selling the Wild West: Popular Western Fiction, 1860 to 1960
Popular Western Fiction, 1860-1960: the fiction factory, dime westerns, pulp westerns, the formula and the disappearing frontier, escaping the pulps: Grey, Brand, Haycox, the last few spaces: LeMay, Schaefer, :'Amour, anti-western westerns
Hardcover, 215 pages
Published February 28th 1987 by Indiana University Press
(first published February 1987)
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May 24, 2012 Jessica rated it did not like it
Bold's argument is interesting, but she doesn't give any interesting evidence to support it. She basically argues that different authors used different techniques when writing their novels, which proves that they were writing against the conformities of the western genre. However, this does not seem unique at all, but rather a natural occurrence when one writes a book, obviously writers are going to write slightly differently from one another. She also doesn't demonstrate how this separates the ...more