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by Lawrence Buell
Author: Lawrence Buell
Publisher: Belknap Press; y First edition edition (May 25, 2001)
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Writing for an Endangered. has been added to your Cart. But as you might suspect from the above, Buell covers a lot of territory with this book
Writing for an Endangered. But as you might suspect from the above, Buell covers a lot of territory with this book. Perhaps this is because in advancing the notion of environmental criticism he feels compelled to treat a lot of areas than would normally be necessary in a more deeply populated field of criticism. Just because there's a lot to chew over in this book, doesn't mean it's bad. Much of it quite good, in fact. For instance, Buell is very attentive and inventive in his readings of Whitman, Thoreau, Williams Carlos Williams, Joyce, et. al.
His Writing for an Endangered World won the 2001 John G. Cawelti . Cawelti Award for the best book in the field of American Culture Studies. He retired from Harvard in 2011. Contents Transcendentalism. Buell's 2003 book, Emerson, was published on the eve of Ralph Waldo Emerson's 200th birthday.
American Literature 7. (2002) 435-437 In the roughly ten years since ecocriticism first gained academic . But in his supple and engaging new book, Writing for an Endangered World, Lawrence Buell should once and for all put such concerns to rest. (2002) 435-437 In the roughly ten years since ecocriticism first gained academic notoriety, practitioners of ecologically centered literary scholarship have confronted suspicions that the field lacks both theoretical rigor and a commitment to texts and people beyond those created and described by the acknowledged masters of the nature essay.
Lawrence Buell is Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature at Harvard University. Here, in broadening the scope of his earlier book, Buell blurs the usual distinction between natural and built environments. 384 pages, 1 tab. Publisher: Harvard University Press. Buell's book is important: it points ecocriticism in profoundly new and welcome directions.
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The environmental imagination does not stop short at the edge of the woods. Nor should our understanding of it, as Lawrence Buell makes clear in this book that aims to reshape the field of literature and environmental studies. Emphasizing the influence of the physical environment on individual and collective perception, his book thus provides the theoretical underpinnings for ecocriticism.
Brownâ?s and Crainâ?s books stay on the American side of the Atlantic. By choosing more local foci, Brown and Crain call attention to the technology of culture, giving more emphasis to the subtle contestations and negotiations that are always part of that project. Both do this by studying how children learned in the colonial (and for Crain, nineteenthcentury) United States, and with the help of what books.
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The environmental imagination does not stop short at the edge of the woods. Nor should our understanding of it, as Lawrence Buell makes powerfully clear in his new book that aims to reshape the field of literature and environmental studies. Emphasizing the influence of the physical environment on individual and collective perception, his book thus provides the theoretical underpinnings for an ecocriticism now reaching full power, and does so in remarkably clear and concrete ways.
Writing for an Endangered World offers a conception of the physical environment--whether built or natural--as simultaneously found and constructed, and treats imaginative representations of it as acts of both discovery and invention. A number of the chapters develop this idea through parallel studies of figures identified with either "natural" or urban settings: John Muir and Jane Addams; Aldo Leopold and William Faulkner; Robinson Jeffers and Theodore Dreiser; Wendell Berry and Gwendolyn Brooks. Focusing on nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers, but ranging freely across national borders, his book reimagines city and country as a single complex landscape.