The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing and the Formation of American Culture (Paperback)Lawrence Buell (author)
Paperback 600 Pages / Published: 30/08/1996
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With the environmental crisis comes a crisis of the imagination, a need to find new ways to understand nature and humanity's relation to it. This is the challenge Lawrence Buell takes up in "The Environmental Imagination". With Thoreau's "Walden" as a touchstone, Buell gives us an account of environmental perception, the place of nature in the history of Western thought, and the consequences for literary scholarship of attempting to imagine a more "ecocentric" way of being. In doing so, he provides an understanding of Thoreau's achievement and, at the same time, a rethinking of our literary and cultural reflections on nature.
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Number of pages: 600
Weight: 844 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 35 mm
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