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Wolves and the Wolf Myth in American Literature

By: S K Robisch

University of Nevada Press

Paperback | May 2009 | #184292 | ISBN-13: 9780874177732
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Hardback | May 2009 | #184291 | ISBN-13: 9780874177725
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This book presents a new perspective on the role of the wolf in American literature. The wolf is one of the most widely distributed canid species, historically ranging throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere. For millennia, it has also been one of the most pervasive images in human mythology, art, and psychology. The text examines the wolf's importance as a figure in literature from the perspectives of both the animal's physical reality and the ways in which writers imagine and portray it.

The Author examines more than two hundred texts written in North America about wolves or including them as central figures. From this foundation, he demonstrates the wolf's role as an archetype in the collective unconscious, its importance in national culture and its ecological value.


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