The Brave Cowboy

The Brave Cowboy
Title The Brave Cowboy PDF eBook
Author Edward Abbey
Publisher
Pages 300
Release 1977
Genre Cowboys
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A modern cowboy with old-fashioned ideals is in conflict with the present-day world.




The Brave Cowboy

The Brave Cowboy
Title The Brave Cowboy PDF eBook
Author Edward Abbey
Publisher
Pages 285
Release 1984
Genre
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The Brave Cowboy

The Brave Cowboy
Title The Brave Cowboy PDF eBook
Author Edward Abbey
Publisher Rosetta Books
Pages 314
Release 2011-08-19
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0795317514

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A cowboy takes on the forces of twentieth century tyranny in a tale by “the Thoreau of the American West” that became the classic film Lonely Are the Brave (Larry McMurtry, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Lonesome Dove). A rugged individualist and sometime ranch hand, Jack Burns has no love for the modern world. He is a man out of time, riding his horse through a Southwestern landscape corrupted by concrete, shopping centers, and superhighways. A stubborn loner, he lives by a personal moral code that often sets him at odds with contemporary society. And he wouldn’t have it any other way. When Jack’s brazen attempt to free a jailed friend fails, the “anarchist cowboy” becomes an outlaw overnight. Suddenly he and his chestnut mare are racing toward the New Mexican high country with the state police, the military, and the FBI in hot pursuit. His private war against authority has reached a dangerous new level. But if the powerful forces aligning against him think that Jack is going to go quietly, they’ve got another think coming. The Houston Chronicle called Edward Abbey “a fresh breath from the farther reaches and canyons of the diminishing frontier.” The bestselling author of The Monkey Wrench Gang delivers a stirring tribute to individualism and the vanishing American hero. Brought to the big screen in 1962 as Lonely Are the Brave—a major motion picture starring Kirk Douglas and Walter Matthau—The Brave Cowboy is a moving and thought-provoking fable of the modern American West.




Brave Cowboy

Brave Cowboy
Title Brave Cowboy PDF eBook
Author Edward Abbey
Publisher Harper Collins
Pages 324
Release 1992-04-01
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0380714590

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The Brave Cowboy Jack Burnes is a loner at odds with modern civilization. A man out of time, he rides a feisty chestnut mare across the New West -- a once beautiful land smothered beneanth airstrips and superhighways. And he lives by a personal code of ethics that sets him on a collision course with the keepers of law and order. Now he has stepped over the line by breaking one too many of society's rulus. The hounds of justice are hot in his trail. But Burnes would rather die than spend even a single night behind bars. And they have to catch him first.




The Cowboy Hero and Its Audience

The Cowboy Hero and Its Audience
Title The Cowboy Hero and Its Audience PDF eBook
Author Alf H. Walle
Publisher Popular Press
Pages 228
Release 2000
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 9780879728120

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"Demonstrating how the methods of popular culture scholarship can be merged with those of marketing and consumer research, a mutually beneficial strategy of analysis is showcased."--BOOK JACKET.




A Literary History of the American West

A Literary History of the American West
Title A Literary History of the American West PDF eBook
Author Western Literature Association (U.S.)
Publisher TCU Press
Pages 1408
Release 1987
Genre American literature
ISBN 9780875650210

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Literary histories, of course, do not have a reason for being unless there exists the literature itself. This volume, perhaps more than others of its kind, is an expression of appreciation for the talented and dedicated literary artists who ignored the odds, avoided temptations to write for popularity or prestige, and chose to write honestly about the American West, believing that experiences long knowns to be of historical importance are also experiences that need and deserve a literature of importance.




New Westers

New Westers
Title New Westers PDF eBook
Author Michael L. Johnson
Publisher
Pages 432
Release 1996
Genre Popular culture
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These "New Westers", Johnson reveals, line-dance and two-step, listen to Garth Brooks and George Strait, drink beer from long-neck bottles, wear clothes ordered from Sheplers, watch rodeo on ESPN, play Wild West arcade games, eat fajitas and tacos in stuccoed Mexican cafes, collect Western art and Native American crafts, and vacation in and move to the West. "New Westers" rewrite the history and biography of the West. They reimagine the West in Cowboy sagas and poetry, Native American novels, Mexican-American drama, nature writing, revisionist films, eclectic visual artwork, and neo-traditional music. They flock to movies like Thelma and Louise, Unforgiven, and Dances with Wolves, watch mini-series like Lonesome Dove, and read bestsellers like The Crossing and All The Pretty Horses. "New Westers" are men and women who may or may not have ever hitched up a horse but who crave connection with the West. At the end of a century of urbanization, technological change, and cultural confusion, they seek a more natural home, a fuller and wider sense of place, and a deeper and more colorful personal identity. They also want to revive the dream of the mythic West - but on different terms. They overrun the Old West and yet strive to preserve it, raising troubling new concerns about the differences between the mythic and the real, between traditional and contemporary cultural influences.