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Description - Insect Poetics by Eric C. Brown

In this first book to comprehensively explore the cultural and textual meanings of bugs, editor Eric Brown argues that insects are humanity's "other." In order to be experienced, the insect world must be mediated by art or technology (as in the case of an ant farm or Kafka's Metamorphoses) while humans observe, detached and fascinated. In eighteen original essays, this book illuminates the ways in which our human intellectual and cultural models have been influenced by the natural history of insects.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780816646968
ISBN-10: 0816646961
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Eric C. Brown

Eric C. Brown is assistant professor of English at the University of Maine at Farmington. He has written previously about insects and eschatology in Edmund Spenser's Muiopotmos.