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The Resource Romance of the road : the literature of the American highway, Ronald Primeau

Romance of the road : the literature of the American highway, Ronald Primeau

Label
Romance of the road : the literature of the American highway
Title
Romance of the road
Title remainder
the literature of the American highway
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Primeau
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In journeys of self-discovery, quests to define our national identity, opportunities to escape from the daily routine, and expressions of social protest - the American road narrative has been a significant and popular literary genre for four decades. Romance of the Road captures America's love affair with roads, cars, travel, speed, and the lure of open spaces. With roots reaching back to quest romance and pilgrimage, the literature of the American highway explores our diverse and often conflicted cultural values. This comprehensive study of an important American art form examines how road narratives create dialogues between travelers, authors, and readers about who we are, what we value, and where we hope to be going
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Primeau, Ronald
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Travelers' writings, American
  • American prose literature
  • American fiction
  • Travel writing
  • Quests (Expeditions) in literature
  • Automobile travel
  • Express highways
  • Automobile travel in literature
  • Express highways in literature
  • Tourism
  • Travel in literature
Label
Romance of the road : the literature of the American highway, Ronald Primeau
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-166) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Road As Genre -- 2. Backgrounds: A Chronology of Genre Memory -- 3. Disharmony and Protest -- 4. Search for a National Identity -- 5. Journeys of Self-Discovery -- 6. Escape, Experimentation, and Parody -- 7. The American Highway and Cultural Diversity -- 8. Reentry and the Road Mythos
Control code
03b29655109
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 170 p.
Isbn
9780879726980
Lccn
96006221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Romance of the road : the literature of the American highway, Ronald Primeau
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-166) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Road As Genre -- 2. Backgrounds: A Chronology of Genre Memory -- 3. Disharmony and Protest -- 4. Search for a National Identity -- 5. Journeys of Self-Discovery -- 6. Escape, Experimentation, and Parody -- 7. The American Highway and Cultural Diversity -- 8. Reentry and the Road Mythos
Control code
03b29655109
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 170 p.
Isbn
9780879726980
Lccn
96006221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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