Crossing Frontiers: Intercultural Perspectives on the Western. Edited by Thomas Klein, Ivo Ritzer and Peter Schulze (Marburg: Schuren, 2012).

Thomas Klein book

Based on research papers that were originally presented at the Johannes Gutenberg University (in Mainz, Germany), the chapters featured in this edited volume focus primarily on Westerns that were produced outside of the USA. Edward Buscombe’s opening chapter – ‘Is the Western about American history?’ – effectively sets the scene for the critical discussions that follow.