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Back to nature : the green and the real in the late Renaissance

Author: Robert N Watson
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. ed. 2008View all editions and formats
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Ranging widely across scholarly disciplines, Back to Nature illuminates the response of seventeenth-century culture, especially English literature, to the way urbanization, capitalism, Protestantism,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert N Watson
ISBN: 9780812220223 0812220226 0812239059 9780812239058
OCLC Number: 222270427
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2006 Elizabeth Dietz Memorial Prize for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, from the editors of Studies in English Literature.
Winner of Named 2005-2006 Best Book in Ecocriticism by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment.
Description: viii, 436 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Ecology, epistemology, and empiricism --
Theology, semiotics, and literature --
As you liken it : simile in the forest --
Shades of green : Marvell's garden and the mowers --
Metaphysical and cavalier styles of consciousness --
The retreat of God, the passions of nature, and the objects of Dutch painting --
Nature in two dimensions : perspective and presence in Ryckaert, Vermeer, and others --
Metal and flesh in The merchant of Venice : shining substitutes and approximate values --
Thomas Traherne : the world as present.
Responsibility: Robert N. Watson.
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