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Author Torrans, Thomas.

Title The magic curtain : the Mexican-American border in fiction, film, and song / by Thomas Torrans.

Imprint Fort Worth : Texas Christian University Press, c2002.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  810.932721 T634m 2002    ---  Available
Description 235 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-227) and index.
Contents The background -- The end of an era -- Gateway of the underdog -- Romanticism and reality -- The poetry -- Rhymes for rampant change -- The arbiter of moral codes -- Mecca for the landless : life in the fields -- The periphery of law and order -- Subculture of salvation -- The prose -- Southern rim of the Western novel -- Through the looking glass of the hybrid culture -- Wading into the American dream -- Before the gringos came, and after : the romantic heritage -- The quest for psychological reality -- The individual as outcast in the new millennium.
Subject American literature -- Mexican-American Border Region -- History and criticism.
Mexican-American Border Region -- Songs and music -- History and criticism.
Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- Mexican-American Border Region.
Mexican-American Border Region -- In motion pictures.
Mexican-American Border Region -- In literature.
Mexican-American Border Region -- Civilization.
ISBN 0875652573

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