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Clear-cutting Eden : ecology and the pastoral in Southern literature

Author: Christopher Rieger
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Clear-Cutting Eden examines how Southern literary depictions of the natural world were influenced by the historical, social, and ecological changes of the 1930s and 1940s." "Christopher Rieger studies the ways that nature is conceived of and portrayed by four prominent Southern writers of the era: Erskine Caldwell, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Zora Neale Hurston, and William Faulkner. Specifically, he argues that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Erskine Caldwell; Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings; Zora Neale Hurston; William Faulkner; Erskine Caldwell; William Faulkner; Zora Neale Hurston; Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings; Zora Neale Hurston; William Faulkner; Erskine Caldwell; Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Rieger
ISBN: 9780817316419 0817316418 9780817381240 0817381244
OCLC Number: 231834232
Description: x, 202 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Changes in the air and on the ground : nature, the Great Depression, and southern pastoral --
Depleted land, depleted lives : Erskine Caldwell's antipastoral --
Cross creek culture : Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings's wilderness pastoral --
Connecting inner and outer nature : Zora Neale Hurston's personal pastoral --
The postpastoral of William Faulkner's Go down, Moses --
Conclusion: Ecopastoral and the past, present, and future of Southern literature.
Responsibility: Christopher Rieger.
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