Monday, 3 January 2011
Wild West eMonday - Intermission
What is a western? The western is perhaps the prime means by which America interprets and represents its history, but the western is not only an American myth - indeed it belongs to the world and the Old West was populated by many races besides the Americans and the myth and legends of the Old West are universal. The western usually, but not always, concerns a time period between 1860 and 1900, a time in which a great nation was built and a time in which the identity of that nation was set down.
Farmers, outlaws, lawmen, ranchers, soldiers, gamblers, businessmen all have a part to play in the western - it's one of the things that make the genre so rich and varied.
So come on you all - head over to Amazon, GoodReads, Borders, W H Smiths or one of the countless other eBook retailers and buy yourselves a western eBook.
A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
The Archive recommends Edge: The Loner featuring an introduction by Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin