Date of Award
Master of Arts
For this thesis the term "frontier" means more than the definition of having no more than two non-Indian settlers per square mile (Turner 3). The values and attitudes accompanying the physical frontier are more pertinent to this study of Larry McMurtry's Horseman, Pass By. However, to recognize McMurtry's use of conventional perceptions of the frontier's influence in this novel, we must first trace the development of these associations.
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Julie Marie Walbridge
May 13, 2013
Walbridge, Julie Marie, "The passing of the mythicized frontier father figure and its effect on the son in Larry McMurtry's Horseman, Pass By" (1991). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 66.