And No Birds Sing: Rhetorical Analyses of Rachael Carson's Silent Spring / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Craig Waddell presents essays investigating Rachel Carson’ s influential 1962 book, Silent Spring. In his foreword, Paul Brooks, Carson’ s editor at Houghton Mifflin, describes the process that resulted in Silent Spring. In an afterword, Linda Lear, Carson’ s recent biographer, recalls the end of Carson’ s life and outlines the attention that Carson’ s book and Carson herself received from scholars and biographers, attention that focused so minutely on her life that it detracted from a focus on her work. The foreword by Brooks and the afterword by Lear frame this exploration within the context of Carson’ s life and work.
Contributors are Edward P. J. Corbett, Carol B, Gartner, Cheryll Glotfelty, Randy Harris, M. Jimmie Killingsworth, Linda Lear, Ralph H. Lutts, Christine Oravec, Jacqueline S. Palmer, Markus J. Peterson, Tarla Rai Peterson, and Craig Waddell. Together, these essays explore Silent Spring’ s effectiveness in conveying its disturbing message and the rhetorical strategies that helped create its wide influence.
|Publisher:||Southern Illinois University Press|
|Edition description:||1st Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Craig Waddell is an associate professor of rhetoric at Michigan Technological University. He is also editor of Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and the Environment.
Table of Contents
|Foreword: Rachel Carson and Silent Spring||xi|
|1||The Reception of Silent Spring: An Introduction||1|
|2||Chemical Fallout: Silent Spring, Radioactive Fallout, and the Environmental Movement||17|
|3||An Inventional Archaeology of "A Fable for Tomorrow"||42|
|4||A Topical Analysis of "The Obligation to Endure"||60|
|5||Ecology According to Silent Spring's Vision of Progress||73|
|6||When Science Writing Becomes Literary Art: The Success of Silent Spring||103|
|7||Other-Words in Silent Spring||126|
|8||Cold War, Silent Spring: The Trope of War in Modern Environmentalism||157|
|9||Silent Spring and Science Fiction: An Essay in the History and Rhetoric of Narrative||174|
|Afterword: Searching for Rachel Carson||205|