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BeschreibungIn this comprehensive study of the genre, Don Scheese traces its evolution from the pastoralism evident in the natural history observations of Aristotle and the poetry of Virgil to current American writers. He documents the emergence of the modern form of nature writing as a reaction to industrialization. Scheese's personal observations of natural settings sharpen the reader's understanding of the dynamics between author and locale. His study is further informed by ample use of illustrations and close readings core writers such as Thoreau, John Muir, and Mary Austin showing how each writer's work exemplifies the pastoral tradition and celebrate a "spirit of place" in the United States.
InhaltsverzeichnisList of Illustrations Acknowledgements Chronology 1. Overview 2. Walden, Ktaadn and Walking 3. My First Summer in the Sierra 4. The Land of Little Rain 5. A Sand Country Almanac 6. Desert Solitaire 7. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek 8. Conclusion Bibiolgraphic Essay Recommended Titles Notes and References Index
PortraitDon Scheese is an associate professor of English and Enviromental studies at Gustavus Aldolphus College in St. Peter Minnesota. He has lectured and published extensively on the works of nature writers and on literature an the enviroment.
Untertitel: 'Genres in Context'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2002
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten