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Exploding the Western

Exploding the Western

Book Description: 

In Exploding the Western: Myths of Empire on the Postmodern Frontier (Texas A&M University Press, 2005), Spurgeon focuses on three writers whose woks not only exemplify the kinds of engagement with the theme of the frontier that contemporary authors make, but also show the range of cultural voices that are shaping how we think about our history: Cormac McCarthy, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Ana Castillo.

Sara Spurgeon

Author Bio: 

Sara L. Spurgeon works in literatures of the American West, nature/environmental writing, gender studies, post-colonial/decolonial studies, and Cormac McCarthy. Her current book projects include a scholarly study of Native American Sci-Fi and Indigenous Futurism, and a co-edited collection on race and gender in the Weird Western.

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