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American literary environmentalism

Author: David Mazel
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English
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"In American Literary Environmentalism, Mazel shows that early writings constituted a form of cultural politics that began with the colonial confrontation with the wilderness and culminated in the creation of our first national park at Yosemite in 1864. He examines a host of works such as John Underhill's Newes from America, Mary Rowlandson's Narrative of the Captivity, and Clarence King's Mountaineering in the
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Mazel
ISBN: 082032180X 9780820321806
OCLC Number: 42290842
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (Louisiana State University).
Description: xxv, 198 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Canonizing Landscape --
2. Ecocritical Theory --
3. Acts of Environment --
4. Performing Wilderness --
5. Four Views of Yosemite.
Responsibility: by David Mazel.
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Early environmental writers provided American settlers with an idealistic conception of their place in the New World. This study takes an ecocritical approach to these early writings to demonstrate  Read more...

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A major new study in ecocritical theory. It is tightly reasoned, sophisticated, and consistently insightful. Altogether, American Literary Environmentalism is an engaging, richly informative and Read more...

 
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