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Landscape and literature Louis L'Amour's Four Corners /

by Hargrave, Lawrence Wayne.

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Landscape and Literature: Louis L’Amour’s Four Corners by Lawrence Wayne Hargrave 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.
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School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:geography in literature

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