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Ecology and Literature: Ecocentric Personification from Antiquity to the Twenty-first Century
     

Ecology and Literature: Ecocentric Personification from Antiquity to the Twenty-first Century

by B. Moore
 
Employing a groundbreaking rhetorical and ecocritical approach, this volume advances personification/anthropomorphism as a means of representing the natural world and arguing for its worth outside of human use.

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Employing a groundbreaking rhetorical and ecocritical approach, this volume advances personification/anthropomorphism as a means of representing the natural world and arguing for its worth outside of human use.

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"Moore argues convincingly that subtle and obvious forms of personification are ubiquitous in Western culture from ancient Greece to the present, and he claims that this trope, especially when used carefully and self-consciously, is an effective way to compel audiences toward a sense of personal connection with the broader universe, toward sympathy with nature. This is an exciting and original stance and will be appreciated by literary scholars and ecocritics as a timely and enduring contribution." - Scott Slovic, Professor of Literature and Environment, University of Nevada, Reno and the author of Going Away to Think: Engagement, Retreat, and Ecocritical Responsibility

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230606692
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
10/14/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
247
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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Bryan L. Moore is Professor of English, Arkansas State University.

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