In the Way of Nature: Ecology and Westward Expansion in the Poetry of Anne Bradstreet, Elizabeth Bishop and Amy Clampitt

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McFarland, Mar 18, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 236 pages
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Exploring the connections between nature and culture, this volume discusses the works of three female American poets: Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672), Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), and Amy Clampitt (1920-1994). Though only Bradstreet was born outside North America, each poet is shown to grapple with the ways that European civilization was transformed on the new continent. The author's analysis highlights the interconnected themes of travel, geography, cartography and wildness.
 

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Contents

A Community of Peril
7
Questions of Travail
31
To Dream Our Dreams Questions of Distance and Desire
61
Distance is dead
88
Contemplations
121
Garden Knowledge
142
Let There Be Sundews
175
Notes
201
Bibliography
209
Index
217
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Robert Boschman is an associate professor of English at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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