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125, in The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1969), 4:300. 26 EDWARD BUSCOMBE 2. René Wellek and Austin Warren, Theory of Literature, 3d ed. (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1956), p. 260. 3. , p. 231. 4. Jim Kitses, Horizons West (Bloomington and London: Indiana University Press, 1970), p. 24. 5. , pp. 24 –25. 6. See Colin McArthur, “Genre and Iconography,” paper delivered at a British Film Institute seminar. 7. Kitses, Horizons West, p.

Red River: The Texas western. 10 An entirely different solution is suggested by Jim Kitses, who emphasizes not the vocabulary of the western but the relationships linking lexical elements. 11 The western’s vocabulary is thus generated by this syntactic relationship, and not vice versa. John Cawelti attempts to systematize the western in a similar fashion: the western is always set on or near a frontier, where man encounters his uncivilized double. 12 In passing we might well note the divergent qualities associated with these two approaches.

Here the same films are mentioned again and again, not only because they are well known or particularly well made, but because they somehow seem to represent the genre more fully and faithfully than other apparently more tangential films. This exclusive list of films generally occurs not in a dictionary context, but instead in connection with attempts to arrive at the overall meaning or structure of a genre. The relative status of these alternate approaches to the constitution of a generic corpus may easily be sensed from the following typical conversation: “I mean, what do you do with Elvis Presley films?

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