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The Ecocriticism Reader

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The Ecocriticism Reader is the first collection of its kind, an anthology of classic and cutting-edge writings in the rapidly emerging field of literary ecology. Exploring the relationship between literature and the physical environment, literary ecology is the study of the ways that writing both reflects and influences our interactions with the natural world.

An introduction to the field as well as a source book, The Ecocriticism Reader defines ecological literary discourse and sketches its development over the past quarter-century. The twenty-five selections in this volume, a mixture of reprinted and original essays, look backward to origins and forward to trends and provide generally appealing and lucidly written examples of the range of ecological approaches to literature. Lists of recommended readings, relevant periodicals, and professional organizations offer direction for further study.

The Ecocriticism Reader is an illuminating entree into a field of study fully engaged with our most pressing contemporary problem--the global environmental crisis.

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This book is the first collection of its kind, an anthology of classic and cutting-edge writings in the rapidly emerging field of literary ecology. Exploring the relationship between literature and the physical environment, literary ecology is the study of the ways that writing - from novels and folktales to U.S. government reports and corporate advertisements - both reflects and influences our interactions with the natural world.

About the Author

Cheryll Glotfelty, an associate professor of literature and the environment at the University of Nevada, Reno, is the editor of Literary Nevada: Writings from the Silver State. She is a founding officer of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment. Harold Fromm, author of The Nature of Being Human: From Environmentalism to Concsiousness, lives in Tucson and is Visiting Scholar in English at the University of Arizona. His writings have appeared in a wide range of journals and he is a regular contributor to the Hudson Review.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780820317816
Editor:
Glotfelty, Cheryll
Editor:
Fromm, Harold
Editor:
Glotfelty, Cheryll
Editor:
Fromm, Harold
Author:
Fromm, Harold
Author:
Glotfelty, Cheryll
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Location:
Athens :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
Nature in literature
Subject:
Ecology in literature.
Subject:
Regional, Ethnic, Genre, Specific Subject
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 404
Publication Date:
19960531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.36 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This book is the first collection of its kind, an anthology of classic and cutting-edge writings in the rapidly emerging field of literary ecology. Exploring the relationship between literature and the physical environment, literary ecology is the study of the ways that writing - from novels and folktales to U.S. government reports and corporate advertisements - both reflects and influences our interactions with the natural world.
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