Stories of Old
The Imagined West & the Crisis of
Historical Symbology in the 1970s

By Mattias Bolkeus Blom
September 2000
Uppsala University Press
ISBN: 91-554-4436-9
260 pages
$51.50 paper original

What happened to the American West as a cultural expression in the 1970s? Despite proclamations of its death, as a collection of representations the West continued to provide writers with material for the negotiation of American history and identity.

In this study, the imagined West of these writers and of others who employed images of the past in literature, movies, political rhetoric, commercial enterprises, and historiographical writing comes under scrutiny.

Literature; American History
Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis Studia Anglistica Upsaliensia No. 106

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