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What else is pastoral? Renaissance literature and the environment

Author: Ken Hiltner
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. Cornell University Press 2011
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A corrective to the prevailing interpretation of pastoral poetry that shows the value of reading literature ecologically.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Hiltner
ISBN: 9780801449406 0801449405
OCLC Number: 901580324
Description: 189 p.
Contents: IntroductionPart I. Literary Issues1. The Nature of Art2. What Else Is Pastoral3. What Else Was Pastoral in the Renaissance?4. Pastoral and Ideology, and the EnvironmentPart II. Environmental Problems5. Representing Air Pollution in Early Modern London6. Environmental Protest Literature of the Renaissance7. Empire, the Environment, and the Growth of GeorgicSelect BibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Ken Hiltner [aut].


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