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Beck, John, 1963-
Dirty wars : landscape, power, and waste in western American literature / John Beck
Alternate Title Landscape, power, and waste in western American literature
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  PS271 .B43 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) American literature -- West (U.S.) -- History and criticism
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Politics and culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century
War and literature
Subject West (U.S.) -- In literature
Physical Description 366 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-338) and index
Contents Introduction : dirty wars -- The purloined landscape -- The prehistory of the permanent war economy -- Dust breeding : narratives of inter(n)ment -- Learning from Los Alamos -- Gridlocked and homeless -- Loomings : dread in west Texas -- After nature : gothic contamination -- After nature writing -- The west as Cold War museum -- The fringe of empire -- Conclusion : endless war
Series Postwestern horizons

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