The Lay of the Land: Metaphor as Experience and History in American Life and Letters

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UNC Press Books, 1984 - History - 185 pages
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An original and highly unusual psycholinguistic study of American literature and culture from 1584 to 1860, this volume focuses on the metaphor of 'land-as-woman.' It is the first systematic documentation of the recurrent responses to the American contine
 

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Annette Kolodny is former Dean of the College of Humanities at the University of Arizona. She is the author of The Land Before Her: Fantasy and Experience of the American Frontiers, 1630-1860. She currently teaches courses on ecocriticism and the American frontiers at the University of Arizona.

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