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The environmental imagination : Thoreau, nature writing, and the formation of American culture

By: Buell, Lawrence

0674258622 / 9780674258624
Paperback
30/08/1996
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United States
24 cm [ix], 586p.
postgraduate  Learn More research & professional undergraduate
Reprint. Originally published: 1995.

With the environmental crisis comes a crisis of the imagination, a need to find new ways to understand nature and humanity's relation to it.

This is the challenge Lawrence Buell takes up in "The Environmental Imagination".

With Thoreau's "Walden" as a touchstone, Buell gives us an account of environmental perception, the place of nature in the history of Western thought, and the consequences for literary scholarship of attempting to imagine a more "ecocentric" way of being.

In doing so, he provides an understanding of Thoreau's achievement and, at the same time, a rethinking of our literary and cultural reflections on nature.

BIC:

1KBB USA, 2ABM American English, DNF Literary essays, DSBF Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 , JFC Cultural studies, RN The environment

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