The setting of Shane is of central importance to the novel's themes and characters. Like American writer Stephen Crane before him,...
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Bibliography (Masterplots II: American Fiction Series, Revised Edition)
Bold, Christine. Selling the Wild West: Popular Western Fiction, 1860 to 1960. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1987. Compares Shane critically to other popular Westerns.
Haslam, Gerald. Jack Schaefer. Boise, Idaho: Boise State University Press, 1975. An introductory survey of Schaefer’s major works.
Robinson, Forrest G. Having It Both Ways: Self-Subversion in Western Popular Classics. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1993. Regards Shane as unconsciously revealing the dangers of Western “male hegemony.”
Work, James C., ed. Shane:...
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