Go East, Young Man: Imagining the American West as the Orient
Place Published: Logan
Publisher: Utah State University
Date Published: 2011
Book Id: 29177
350pp. Octavo [24 cm] Charcoal gray paper covered boards with a decorative gilt stamped title on the spine. With a dust jacket.
From the jacket- "Perceiving pyramids and promised lands in the desert, Bedouins on the plains, or Mount Fujis above the forest, Americans often shuffled Near and Far Eastern images and identities into those they imposed on their own west. In their growing acquaintance with the new world of the West, Euro-Americans turned not just to the old world but to what they perceived as its most exotic and dramatic parts- the imagined world they knew as the Orient."