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List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction: Morning in Las Vegas 1. The Problem of the Past: The Case of the Stolen Hummer 2. The Problem of Space and Place: The Case of the Dead Convention Model 3. The Problem of Aesthetics: The Case of the Dead Bodybuilder 4. The Problem of the [Uncanny] West: The Case of the Abandoned Dead Boy Conclusion: Nighthawks in Las Vegas "Just Another Day in Paradise": An Envoi Source Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography Index

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Nathaniel Lewis is a professor of English at Saint Michael's College. He is the coeditor of True West: Authenticity and the American West (Nebraska, 2004) and the author of Unsettling the Literary West: Authenticity and Authorship(Nebraska, 2003). Stephen Tatum is a professor of English at the University of Utah. He is the author of In the Remington Moment (Nebraska, 2010) and the coeditor of Reading "The Virginian" in the New West (Nebraska, 2003).


"Bold, dangerous, troubling, speculative, and playful, spinning stories from the vortex provided by the CSI episode outward and back-away from the West . . . and then back to the widening sense of what the `postregional' might mean."-Neil Campbell, professor emeritus of American studies at the University of Derby and author of The Rhizomatic West: Representing the West in the Transnational, Global, Media Age -- Neil Campbell "Morta Las Vegas stands as a vital contribution to the evolving conversation between poststructuralist thought and Western American history in the "post-truth" era."-Alex Trimble Young, Western Historical Quarterly -- Alex Trimble Young * Western Historical Quarterly *

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