On the Rim: Looking for the Grand Canyon (Google eBook)

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U of Minnesota Press
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Contents

The Nostalgic Theater of the West
17
A Cultural Abyss
63
Framing the American Masterpiece
95
Managing a View
127
Fantasy Trails across Popular Terrain
165
The Depths of Time
213
Making and Breaking the Scene
291
Notes
339
Index
361
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Page 6 - Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it . What you can do is to keep it for your children, your children's children and for all who come after you, as one of the great sights which every American, if he can travel at all, should see.
Page 6 - In passing from history to nature, myth acts economically: it abolishes the complexity of human acts, it gives them the simplicity of essences, it does away with all dialectics, with any going back beyond what is immediately visible, it organizes a world which is without contradictions because it is without depth, a world wide open and wallowing in the evident, it establishes a blissful clarity: things appear to mean something by themselves.

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