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Bad Land pastoralism in Great Plains fiction

Author: Matthew J C Cella; Wayne Franklin
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2010.
Series: American land and life series.
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At the core of this nuanced book is the question that ecocritics have been debating for decades: what is the relationship between aesthetics and activism, between art and community? By using a pastoral lens to examine ten fictional narratives that chronicle the dialogue between human culture and nonhuman nature on the Great Plains, Matthew Cella explores literary treatments of a succession of abrupt cultural  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Cella, Matthew J.C., 1974-
Bad Land pastoralism in Great Plains fiction.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010005241
(OCoLC)529958012
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew J C Cella; Wayne Franklin
ISBN: 9781587299391 1587299399
OCLC Number: 671821765
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 230 pages).
Contents: Introduction: Biocultural change and literary pastoralism in Great Plains fiction --
1. (Un)settling the Indian wilderness: Tribal pastoralism in Cooper's "The Prairie" and Welch's "Fools crow" --
2. Pastoralism and enclosure: Marriage and illegitimate children on the range-farm frontier in Eaton's "Cattle" and Richter's "Sea of grass" --
3. Harmonious fields and wild prairies: Transcendental pastoralism in Willa Cather's Nebraska novels --
4. Patches of green and fields of dust: Dust Bowl pastoralism in Olsen's "Yonnondio" and Manfred's "The golden bowl" --
5. Healing the wounds of history: Buffalo commons pastoralism in Proulx's "That old ace in the hole" and King's "Truth and bright water" --
Epilogue: Pastoral art and the beautiful.
Series Title: American land and life series.
Responsibility: Matthew J.C. Cella ; foreword by Wayne Franklin.

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