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The Purloined Landscape: Photography and Power in the American West

2014

Abstract

John Beck argues that Edgar Allan Poe’s story ‘The Purloined Letter’ (1844) about a secret hidden in plain sight offers insights into the relationship between Western US landscape photography and the restructuring of the terrain by military-industrial interests after the Second World War.

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