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Thoreauvian modernities : transatlantic conversations on an American icon

Author: Francois Specq; Laura Dassow Walls; Michel Granger
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Does Thoreau belong to the past or to the future? Instead of canonizing him as a celebrant of "pure" nature apart from the corruption of civilization, the essays in Thoreauvian Modernities reveal  Read more...


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Named Person: Henry David Thoreau
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francois Specq; Laura Dassow Walls; Michel Granger
ISBN: 9780820344287 0820344281 9780820344294 082034429X
OCLC Number: 828776627
Notes: Pt. ONE THOREAU AND (NON)MODERNITY. Walking West, Gazing East: Planetarity on the Shores of Cape Cod / Laura Dassow Walls. Antimodern Thoreau / Michel Granger. Thoreau's Multiple Modernities / William Rossi. Thoreau, Modernity, and Nature's Seasons / David M. Robinson. An Infinite Road to the Golden Age: A Close Reading of Thoreau's "Road. that old Carlisle one" in the Late Journal (24 September 1859) / Randall Conrad. pt. TWO THOREAU AND PHILOSOPHY. Being Is the Great Explainer": Thoreau and the Ontological Turn in American Thought / Joseph Urbas. Character and Nature: Toward an Aristotelian Understanding of Thoreau's Literary Portraits and Environmental Poetics / Henrik Otterberg. Thoreau's Work on Myth: The Modern and the Primitive / Bruno Monfort. A Sort of Hybrid Product": Thoreau's Individualism between Liberalism and Communitarianism / Christian Maul. pt. THREE THOREAU, LANGUAGE, AND THE WILD. Nature, Knowledge, and the Method of Thoreau's Excursions / Dieter Schulz. Thoreau's Radical Empiricism: The Kalendar, Pragmatism, and Science / Kristen Case. The Maze of Phenomena": Perception and Particular Knowledge in Thoreau's Journal / Michael Jonik. Poetics of Thoreau's Journal and Postmodern Aesthetics / Francois Specq. Fraught Ecstasy: Contemporary Encounters with Thoreau's Postpristine Nature / David Dowling. Brute Neighbors: The Modernity of a Metaphor / Thomas Pughe. Tawny Grammar": Words in the Wild / Michel Imbert
Description: xiv, 310 s. : illustrations
Responsibility: edited by Francois Specq, Laura Dassow Walls, and Michel Granger


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