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Thoreau's sense of place : essays in American environmental writing

Author: Richard J Schneider
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2000.
Series: American land and life series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recent Thoreau studies have shifted to an emphasis on the green" Thoreau, on Thoreau the environmentalist, rooted firmly in particular places and interacting with particular objects. In the wake of Buell's Environmental Imagination, the nineteen essayists in this challenging volume address the central questions in Thoreau studies today: how "green," how immersed in a sense of place, was Thoreau really, and how has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Thoreau's sense of place.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99058112
Named Person: Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Schneider
ISBN: 1587293110 9781587293115
OCLC Number: 50175130
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 310 pages) : illustrations, map.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Believing in nature : wilderness and wildness in Thoreauvian science / Laura Dassow Walls --
Thoreau's transcendental ecocentrism / William Rossi --
"Climate does thus react on man" : wildness and geographic determinism in Thoreau's "Walking" / Richard J. Schneider --
"In search of a more human nature" : Wendell Berry's revision of Thoreau's experiment / Ted Olson --
Water-signs : place and metaphor in Dillard and Thoreau / James A. Papa, Jr. --
Written world : place and history in Thoreau's "A Walk to Wachusett" / David M. Robinson --
Thoreau, Thomas Cole, and Asher Durand : composing the American landscape / Isaiah Smithson. Reading home : Thoreau, literature, and the phenomenon of inhabitation / Peter Blakemore --
Seeing the west side of any mountain : Thoreau and contemporary ecological poetry / J. Scott Bryson --
Ten ways of seeing landscapes in Walden and beyond / James G. McGrath --
Sauntering in the industrial wilderness / Bernard W. Quetchenbach --
Walden, Rural Hours, and the dilemma of representation / Rochelle Johnson --
Wordsworth and Thoreau : two versions of pastoral / Greg Garrard --
Humanity as "a part and parcel of nature" : a comparative study of Thoreau's and Taoist concepts of nature / Aimin Cheng --
Speaking for nature : Thoreau and the "problem" of "nature writing" / Nancy Craig Simmons --
Depopulation, deforestation, and the actual Walden Pond / Robert Sattelmeyer --
Skirting Lowell : the exceptional work of nature in A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers / Stephen Germic --
Rustling Thoreau's cattle : wildness and domesticity in "Walking" / Barbara "Barney" Nelson --
Counter frictions : writing and activism in the work of Abbey and Thoreau / Susan M. Lucas.
Series Title: American land and life series.
Responsibility: edited by Richard J. Schneider ; foreword by Lawrence Buell.

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