And No Birds Sing: Rhetorical Analyses of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring (Google eBook)
SIU Press, 2000 - Science - 232 pages
Craig Waddell presents essays investigating Rachel Carsonís influential 1962 book, Silent Spring. In his foreword, Paul Brooks, Carsonís editor at Houghton Mifflin, describes the process that resulted in Silent Spring. In an afterword, Linda Lear, Carsonís recent biographer, recalls the end of Carsonís life and outlines the attention that Carsonís book and Carson herself received from scholars and biographers, attention that focused so minutely on her life that it detracted from a focus on her work. The foreword by Brooks and the afterword by Lear frame this exploration within the context of Carsonís life and work.
Contributors are Edward P. J. Corbett, Carol B, Gartner, Cheryll Glotfelty, Randy Harris,† M. Jimmie Killingsworth, Linda Lear, Ralph H. Lutts, Christine Oravec, Jacqueline S. Palmer, Markus J. Peterson, Tarla Rai Peterson, and Craig Waddell. Together, these essays explore Silent Springís effectiveness in conveying its disturbing message and the rhetorical strategies that helped create its wide influence.
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Silent Spring likewise creates a bipolar, melodramatic picture, with the pesticide industry and its henchmen in the Department of Agriculture on one side; Carson and a few heroic biologists and ... Read full review
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