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Shreds of Matter : Cormac McCarthy and the Concept of Nature

Author: Julius Greve
Publisher: Hanover, New Hampshire : Dartmouth College Press, [2019]
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
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"Julius Greve offers a nuanced and innovative take on the writer's ostensible localism and the ecocentric perspective on the world that is assumed by most critics. In opposing both the standard interpretations of McCarthy's novels as either critical of persisting American ideologies--manifest destiny and imperialism--or of the ways in which humanity has wasted Planet Earth, Greve emphasizes the author's interest in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Greve, Julius, author.
Shreds of matter
Hanover, New Hampshire : Dartmouth College Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018039430
Named Person: Cormac McCarthy; Cormac McCarthy
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julius Greve
ISBN: 9781512603415 1512603414
OCLC Number: 1125096102
Description: 1 online resource (1 online resource.).
Contents: Introduction. Cormac McCarthy's Concept of Nature --
"Trailing the Cord": Literary Descent and the Ethos of Ecology --
"Shreds of Matter": Physiocentrism and Transnational Speculation --
"Cloaca Maxima": Ontological Decay, or the Decomposition of Nature --
"Another Kind of Clay": Physiophilosophy and War --
"Malignant Life": Indifference, Identity, and Narrative Extainment --
"The Ashes of Its Ruin": Writing Nature between Orphism and Prometheanism --
Conclusion. Naturphilosophie and the Literature of Nature.
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Julius Greve.


A transatlantic examination of a celebrated American author 


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