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Reconnecting with John Muir : essays in post-pastoral practice

Author: Terry Gifford
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The mountain environment provides a common ground for the diverse modes of engagement and mediation. By attempting to understand the meaning of Muir's assertion that "going to the mountains is going  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: John Muir; John Muir; John (Geologe) Muir; John Muir
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Gifford
ISBN: 0820327964 9780820327969
OCLC Number: 61130793
Description: x, 201 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Keeping faith with the source --
Muir as practitioner of the post-pastoral --
Muir's multiple discourses --
Teaching environmentalism through writing --
Muir's mode of reading John Ruskin --
Rick Bass's fiber as a post-pastoral georgic --
Walking into narrative scholarship --
Teaching post-pastoral poetry of landscape --
Tests of character in Cold Mountain --
Muir's fourfold concept of the mountaineer --
Toward a post-pastoral mountaineering literature --
Post-pastoral practice at the crossroads of ecocriticism.
Responsibility: Terry Gifford.
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