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Landscape and Literature: Louis L'Amour's Four Corners
Hargrave, Lawrence Wayne

2003, Master of Arts, Miami University, Geography.
There are many authors of popular fiction, who have used the arid Southwestern United States as a principal character, even the protagonist. This study examines one such author, Louis L'Amour, who set many of his tales in this region. Examination of selected L'Amour novels; combined with field observations, compare the character of L'Amour's physical landscape with professional geographers' depictions to establish consistency between the two visions. This scrutiny of L'Amour's work provides a view of the physical and historical geography of the 'West' and the rôle of place in his novels. The sense of place his readers obtain regarding this arid landscape is an invaluable asset to the classroom teacher endeavouring to help students achieve an insight regarding this arid region. Limitations within this study and future research directions are noted.
Stanley Toops (Advisor)
64 p.

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