Writing for an Endangered World
Literature, Culture and Environment in the U.S. and Beyond
By (author) Lawrence Buell
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Writing for an Endangered World by Lawrence Buell
Book DescriptionThe environmental imagination does not stop short at the edge of the woods. Nor should our understanding of it, as Lawrence Buell makes clear in this book that aims to reshape the field of literature and environmental studies. Emphasizing the influence of the physical environment on individual and collective perception, his book thus provides the theoretical underpinnings for ecocriticism. This work offers a conception of the physical environment - whether built or natural - as simultaneously found and constructed, and treats imaginative representations of it as acts of both discovery and invention. A number of the chapters develop this idea through parallel studies of figures identified with either "natural" or urban settings: John Muir and Jane Addams; Aldo Leopold and William Faulkner; Robinson Jeffers and Theodore Dreiser; Wendell Berry and Gwendolyn Brooks. Focusing on 19th- and 20th-century writers, but ranging freely across national borders, this book re-imagines city and country as a single complex landscape.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674012325
(225mm x 144mm x 25mm)
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lawrence Buell
Dream of the Great American Novel, Paperback (May 2016)
The first book in many years to take in the full sweep of national fiction, The Dream of the Great American Novel explains why this supposedly antiquated idea continues to thrive. It shows that four G.A.N. "scripts" are keys to the dynamics of American literature and identity--and to the myth of a nation perpetually under construction.
Emerson and Neo-Confucianism, Hardback (February 2014)
A comparative investigation of Emerson's Transcendental thought and Zhu Xi's Neo-Confucianism, this book shows how both thinkers traced the human morality to the same source in the ultimately moral nature of the universe and developed theories of the interrelation of universal law and the human mind.
Shades of the Planet, Paperback (March 2007)» View all books by Lawrence Buell
In a globalizing age, studying American literature in isolation from the rest of the world seems less and less justified. But is the conceptual box of the nation dispensable? And what would American literature look like without it? This book takes up this debate.
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Author Biography - Lawrence Buell
Lawrence Buell is Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature at Harvard University.
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