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A century of early ecocriticism

Author: David Mazel
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2001.
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N the 1970s the relationship between literature and the environment emerged as a topic of serious and widespread interest among writers and scholars. The ideas, debates, and texts that grew out of this period subsequently converged and consolidated into the field now known as ecocriticism. A Century of Early Ecocriticism looks behind these recent developments to a prior generation's ecocritical inclinations. Written  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Mazel
ISBN: 0820322210 9780820322216 0820322229 9780820322223
OCLC Number: 43859399
Description: ix, 370 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: John and William Bartram (1864) / Henry Tuckerman --
Henry David Thoreau (1865) / James Russell Lowell --
Walt Whitman, Gilbert White, and Henry David Thoreau (1867, 1902, and 1919) / John Burroughs --
Science's Representation of Nature (1872) / William Benjamin Carpenter --
The Poetic Interpretation of Nature (1877) / Alfred Austin --
The Shortcomings of Language (1887) / Richard Jefferies --
Hebrew Poetry, John Burroughs, and Nature's Record in Language (1891 and 1897) / Hamilton Wright Mabie --
Nature in Early American Literature (1893) / Selden Whitcomb --
The Love of Romantic Scenery in America (1897) / Mary Woolley --
Exchanges from the "Nature Faker" Controversy (1902-1907) --
The Evolution of the Animal Story (1902) / Charles G.D. Roberts --
Nature, Gender, Outdoor Life, and Fiction (1903 and 1905) / Mabel Osgood Wright --
Thoreau's The Maine Woods (1908) / Fannie Eckstorm --
The Psychological Roots of the Love of Wilderness (1909) / Havelock Ellis --
Sincerity in Nature Writing (1911) / Dallas Lore Sharp --
Nature Cultists and American Literature (1912 and 1923) / Norman Forester --
Forestry and the Hebrew Bible (1920) / Aldo Leopold --
Hector St. Jean de Crevecoeur (1923) / D.H. Lawrence --
Thoreau, Nature, and Society (1926) / Lewis Mumford --
Women Nature Writers (1930) / Henry Chester Tracy --
Literature and the Regional Environment (1932) / Mary Hunter Austin.
Responsibility: edited by David Mazel.


This anthology looks beyond the recent interest in the relationship between literature and the environment to the earliest ecocritical works written between 1864 and 1964. Mazel argues that these  Read more...


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