Writing for an Endangered World: Literature, Culture, and Environment in the U. S. and Beyond

Writing for an Endangered World: Literature, Culture, and Environment in the U. S. and Beyond

by Lawrence Buell
     
 

Emphasizing the influence of the physical environment on individual and collective perception, Writing for an Endangered World provides the theoretical underpinnings for an ecocriticism now reaching full power, and does so in remarkably clear ways. Focusing on nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers, it reimagines city and country as a single complexSee more details below

Overview

Emphasizing the influence of the physical environment on individual and collective perception, Writing for an Endangered World provides the theoretical underpinnings for an ecocriticism now reaching full power, and does so in remarkably clear ways. Focusing on nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers, it reimagines city and country as a single complex landscape.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674012325
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,465,495
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Toxic Discourse30
2The Place of Place55
3Flaneur's Progress: Reinhabiting the City84
4Discourses of Determinism129
5Modernization and the Claims of the Natural World: Faulkner and Leopold170
6Global Commons as Resource and as Icon: Imagining Oceans and Whales196
7The Misery of Beasts and Humans: Nonanthropo-centric Ethics versus Environmental Justice224
8Watershed Aesthetics243
Notes267
Acknowledgments341
Index345

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