Colossus of Roads: Myth and Symbol along the American Highway by Karal Ann Marling
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Colossus of Roads: Myth and Symbol along the American Highway
By Karal Ann Marling

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Colossus of Roads: Myth and Symbol along the American Highway by Karal Ann Marling

Book Description

Where can one find the world's largest prairie chicken, a restaurant shaped like a fish, a massive Paul Bunyan, or an enormous ear of corn? Roadside sculpture is a uniquely American phenomenon and these strange and wonderful figures can be found scattered along highways and standing in small-town squares, particularly in the Midwest.These odd and oversized attractions have become destinations for travelers. Whether it serves art, commerce, or local pride, the colossus is always a place in itself, a stopping place where the everyday rules of reality are suspended and the observer can gain insight into the way these communities imagine themselves.Karal Ann Marling visits dozens of these roadside attractions, viewing them analytically, intellectually, and enthusiastically, tracing each one through folklore and literature. Heavily illustrated, this book takes the reader on the road to examine these treasures and all that they represent.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780816636723
ISBN-10: 0816636729
Format: Paperback
(226mm x 149mm x 8mm)
Pages: 152
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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