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Practical Ecocriticism: Literature, Biology, and the Environment (Under the Sign of Nature)

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Publisher Comments:

Practical Ecocriticism is the first book to ground environmental literature firmly in the life sciences, particularly evolutionary biology, and to attempt to bridge the ever-widening gulf between the "Two Cultures." Glen Love--himself one of the founders of ecocriticism--argues that literary studies has been diminished by a general lack of recognition for the vital role the biological foundation of human life plays in cultural imagination. Love presents with great clarity and directness an invaluable model for how to incorporate Darwinian ideas--the basis for all modern biology and ecology--into ecocritical thinking. Beginning with an overview of the field of literature and environment and its claim to our attention, and arguing for a biologically informed theoretical base for literary studies, Love then aims the lens of this critical perspective on the pastoral genre and works by canonical writers such as Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway, and William Dean Howells. A markedly interdisciplinary and refreshingly accessible work, Practical Ecocriticism will interest and challenge the entire ecocritical community, as well as humanists, social scientists, and others concerned with the current rediscovery of human nature.

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Through readings of Cather, Hemingway, and W.D. Howells, Love (emeritus, English, U. of Oregon) argues for a literary criticism that ventures beyond the humanities-sciences split and postmodern view of human life as divorced from its evolutionary roots.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813922454
Author:
Love, Glen A.
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Location:
Charlottesville
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Literature and science
Subject:
Nature in literature
Subject:
Ecology in literature.
Subject:
Biology in literature.
Subject:
Pastoral literature, American.
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Cather, Willa
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Under the Sign of Nature: Explorations in Ecocriticism
Series Volume:
GTR-550
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.44x6.68x.65 in. .76 lbs.

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