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The Myths of Westward Expansion That Just Wont Die

It seems to me that now more than ever, it is every work of literature’s job—regardless of genre—to correct old narratives and to set fire to our murderous mythologies. Who has time for stories that tell the same old lies?    
From a new piece of mine--part essay, part book review--on pioneer mythology (into which I was indoctrinated early on) up at Lithub. 

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