The cowboy hero and its audience popular culture as market derived art by Alf H. Walle

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Published by Bowling Green State University Popular Press in Bowling Green, OH .

Written in English

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  • West (U.S.),
  • United States


  • Western stories -- History and criticism.,
  • Cowboys in literature.,
  • Books and reading -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Popular literature -- United States -- History and criticism.,
  • Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
  • American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
  • American fiction -- West (U.S.) -- History and criticism.,
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature.,
  • Western films -- History and criticism.,
  • West (U.S.) -- In literature.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementby Alf H. Walle.
LC ClassificationsPS374.W4 W25 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 211 p. :
Number of Pages211
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL49197M
ISBN 100879728116, 0879728124
LC Control Number99051870

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