Book , Print in English

The environmental imagination : Thoreau, nature writing, and the formation of American culture

Lawrence Buell.
  • Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1995.
  • 586 pages : illustrations; 26 cm.
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Subjects
Contents
  • I. Historical and Theoretical Contexts. 1. Pastoral Ideology. 2. New World Dreams and Environmental Actualities. 3. Representing the Environment. 4. Walden's Environmental Projects
  • II. Forms of Literary Ecocentrism. 5. The Aesthetics of Relinquishment. 6. Nature's Personhood. 7. Nature's Face, Mind's Eye: Realizing the Seasons. 8. Place. 9. Environmental Apocalypticism
  • III. Environmental sainthood. 10. The Thoreauvian Pilgrimage. 11. The Canonization and Recanonization of the Green Thoreau. 12. Text as Testament: Reading Walden for the Author
  • Appendix: Nature's Genres: Environmental Nonfiction at the Time of Thoreau's Emergence.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 0674258614 (alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 94031321
  • OCLC: 31044924