Literature of Nature: An International Sourcebook

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Patrick D. Murphy, Terry Gifford, Katsunori Yamazato
Taylor & Francis, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 490 pages
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Sixty-five contributions discuss historical and contemporary nature writing--nonfiction, fiction, and poetry--in the US and Canada; Europe; Asia and the Pacific; Africa and Arab nations; and Latin America. An additional section considers the literature thematically and cross-culturally. Sample topics include the mountain in 20th- century French literature, woman and the land in the Romanian agrarian novel, war and environment in African literature, and science fiction as environmental literature. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

From Discovery to 1850
3
Early American Natural Histories
13
Representations of the American Great Plains
26
The Objectivists
32
The World of the Beats and Others
45
Writers of the Adirondacks
52
Four Case Studies in Southern Nature Writing from Virginias
59
Literary Nonfiction Writing of the American Desert
70
Japan
277
Fiction Nonfiction
284
The Conservation Movement and Its Literature in Japan
290
China
300
India
315
War and Environment in African Literature
327
Long Live the Fresh Air Long Live Environmental Culture
337
Ecological Postcolonialism in African Womens Literature
344

Womens Resistance in the Desert West
77
Spiritual Transformations in American
84
North Woods Writers
98
Haikus Aesthetics of Awareness
116
Canadian Environmental Writing
130
England
149
The Idea of Nature in English Poetry
166
Scotland
182
France
200
Germany
203
Malta
212
Romania
218
Russia
224
The Theme of Nature in Russian Theater
236
Spain
248
Australia
259
Australia and New Zealand
269
Symblic and Intersubjective Representations in Arab Environmental Writing
350
Brazil
359
The Caribbean
366
Roberto FornsBroggi
374
500 Years of Writing the Amazon
385
Antarctic Literature
395
A CrossCultural Study
403
Science Fiction as Environmental Literature
409
National Landscapes
415
Green Cultural Studies
422
Speaking for Nature
429
Exploring Contemporary Travelers
440
The Essential Utility of the Literature
447
NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
455
TITLE INDEX
463
GENERAL INDEX
473
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