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"An insect view of its plain" : insects, nature and God in Thoreau, Dickinson and Muir

Author: Rosemary Scanlon McTier
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume addresses that critical gap by exploring the cultural and literary position of insects in the work of Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, and John Muir. It examines the beliefs these authors share about the nature of our connection to insects and what insects have to teach about creation and our place in it"--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: Henry David Thoreau; Emily Dickinson; John Muir; Emily Dickinson; John Muir; Henry David Thoreau
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemary Scanlon McTier
ISBN: 9780786464937 0786464933
OCLC Number: 794708248
Description: vii, 202 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Preface --
Textual abbreviations --
Introduction-Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, and John Muir: interpreting the language of nature --
Insects and the nineteenth century --
"With microscopic eye": Thoreau's insect perspective --
"A minor nation": Emily Dickinson and the insects' society --
John Muir: translating "nature's book."
Responsibility: Rosemary Scanlon McTier.

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"This volume addresses that critical gap by exploring the cultural and literary position of insects in the work of Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, and John Muir. It examines the beliefs these authors share about the nature of our connection to insects and what insects have to teach about creation and our place in it"--Provided by publisher.

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