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Romance of the Road: The Literature of the American Highway
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Popular Pr of Bowling Green State
Publication date April 1, 1996
Pages 170
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780879726973
ISBN-10 0879726970
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $34.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: In journeys of self-discovery, quests to define our national identity, opportunities to escape from the daily routine, and expression s of social protest-the American road narrative has been a significant and popular literary genre for four decades. Romance of the Road captures America's love affair with roads, cars, travel, speed, and the lure of open spaces. With roots reaching back to quest romance and pilgrimage, the literature of the American highway explores our diverse and often conflicted cultural values. This comprehensive study of an important American art form examines how road narratives create dialogues between travelers, authors, and readers about who we are, what we value, and where we hope to be going.

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Hardcover
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from Popular Pr of Bowling Green State (April 1, 1996)
9780879726973 | details & prices | 170 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $34.95
About: In journeys of self-discovery, quests to define our national identity, opportunities to escape from the daily routine, and expression s of social protest-the American road narrative has been a significant and popular literary genre for four decades.
Paperback
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from Popular Pr of Bowling Green State (April 1, 1996)
9780879726980 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $17.95
About: In journeys of self-discovery, quests to define our national identity, opportunities to escape from the daily routine, and expressions of social protest - the American road narrative has been a significant and popular literary genre for four decades.

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