after ending, all taking place in a setting that never existed.
Westerns also meet the other important criterion of the established fairy tale: universality. Most countries with a film industry have produced their own 'Western' films.
The Western is a fairy tale in a never-never land. Its readers and viewers know it. Mr Bryson's 'revelations' are undeniably interesting but, Jumping Jehosophat, the waddy is throwing his lead at a target that's already got more holes in it than a trail-
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