Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
Limit search to available items
Book Cover

Title Thoreau's sense of place : essays in American environmental writing / edited by Richard J. Schneider ; foreword by Lawrence Buell.

Publication Info. Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2000]


Location Call No. Status
 Rocky Hill - Downloadable Materials  EBSCO Ebook    Downloadable
Rocky Hill cardholders click here to access this title from EBSCO
Description 1 online resource (x, 310 pages) : illustrations, map.
Series The American land and life series
American land and life series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-300) and index.
Contents Believing in nature : wilderness and wildness in Thoreauvian science / Laura Dassow Walls -- Thoreau's transcendental ecocentrism / William Rossi -- "Climate does thus react on man" : wildness and geographic determinism in Thoreau's "Walking" / Richard J. Schneider -- "In search of a more human nature" : Wendell Berry's revision of Thoreau's experiment / Ted Olson -- Water-signs : place and metaphor in Dillard and Thoreau / James A. Papa, Jr. -- Written world : place and history in Thoreau's "A Walk to Wachusett" / David M. Robinson -- Thoreau, Thomas Cole, and Asher Durand : composing the American landscape / Isaiah Smithson.
Reading home : Thoreau, literature, and the phenomenon of inhabitation / Peter Blakemore -- Seeing the west side of any mountain : Thoreau and contemporary ecological poetry / J. Scott Bryson -- Ten ways of seeing landscapes in Walden and beyond / James G. McGrath -- Sauntering in the industrial wilderness / Bernard W. Quetchenbach -- Walden, Rural Hours, and the dilemma of representation / Rochelle Johnson -- Wordsworth and Thoreau : two versions of pastoral / Greg Garrard -- Humanity as "a part and parcel of nature" : a comparative study of Thoreau's and Taoist concepts of nature / Aimin Cheng -- Speaking for nature : Thoreau and the "problem" of "nature writing" / Nancy Craig Simmons -- Depopulation, deforestation, and the actual Walden Pond / Robert Sattelmeyer -- Skirting Lowell : the exceptional work of nature in A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers / Stephen Germic -- Rustling Thoreau's cattle : wildness and domesticity in "Walking" / Barbara "Barney" Nelson -- Counter frictions : writing and activism in the work of Abbey and Thoreau / Susan M. Lucas.
Summary Recent Thoreau studies have shifted to an emphasis on the green" Thoreau, on Thoreau the environmentalist, rooted firmly in particular places and interacting with particular objects. In the wake of Buell's Environmental Imagination, the nineteen essayists in this challenging volume address the central questions in Thoreau studies today: how "green," how immersed in a sense of place, was Thoreau really, and how has this sense of place affected the tradition of nature writing in America?
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Subject Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 -- Knowledge -- Natural history.
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862.
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 -- Influence.
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 -- Knowledge -- Natural history -- Influence.
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862. (OCoLC)fst00029125
Environmental protection -- United States -- History.
American literature -- History and criticism.
Natural history -- United States -- History.
Environmental protection in literature.
Place (Philosophy) in literature.
Nature in literature.
Setting (Literature)
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
American literature. (OCoLC)fst00807113
Environmental protection. (OCoLC)fst00913324
Environmental protection in literature. (OCoLC)fst00913429
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Natural history. (OCoLC)fst01034268
Nature in literature. (OCoLC)fst01034680
Place (Philosophy) in literature. (OCoLC)fst01064981
Setting (Literature) (OCoLC)fst01113611
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Subject Environmental protection.
Added Author Schneider, Richard J.
Other Form: Print version: Thoreau's sense of place. Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2000 0877457085 (DLC) 99058112
ISBN 1587293110 (electronic bk.)
9781587293115 (electronic bk.)
Add a Review