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The Resource Reconciling nature : literary representations of the natural, 1876-1945, Robert M. Myers

Reconciling nature : literary representations of the natural, 1876-1945, Robert M. Myers

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Reconciling nature : literary representations of the natural, 1876-1945
Title
Reconciling nature
Title remainder
literary representations of the natural, 1876-1945
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. Myers
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Reconciling Nature maps the complex views of the environment that are evident in eight American novels written in the period between the Centennial Celebration of 1876 and the end of the Second World War. During this period, which encompasses the Progressive era and the New Deal, Americans held three contradictory views of the natural world: a recognition of nature's vulnerability to the changes brought by industrialism; a fear of the power of nature to destroy human civilization; and a desire to make nature useful. Author Robert M. Myers argues they reconciled these conflicting views through nature nostalgia, through policing of wilderness areas, and through strategies of control borrowed from the social sciences. Each chapter combines environmental history with original readings of each novel, producing fresh perspectives on Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), Stephen Crane's Maggie (1893), Kate Chopin's The Awakening (1899), Upton Sinclair's The Jungle (1906), Mary Austin's The Ford (1917), Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy (1925), Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), and William Faulkner's Go Down, Moses (1942). While previous ecocritical works have focused on proto-environmentalism in classic works of literature, Reconciling Nature explores the ambivalence within these texts, demonstrating how they reproduce views of nature as threatened, threatening, and useful. The epilogue examines the environmental ideologies associated with the development and deployment of the first atomic bomb"--
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LBSOR/DLC
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1959-
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Myers, Robert M.
Dewey number
810.9/36
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS163
LC item number
.M94 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nature in literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Nature in literature
Label
Reconciling nature : literary representations of the natural, 1876-1945, Robert M. Myers
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : resisting the resistance narrative -- Civilizing nature in Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- The ecological city in Crane's Maggie -- Therapeutic nature in Chopin's The awakening -- Disciplining nature in Sinclair's The jungle -- Progressive conservation in Austin's The ford -- Surveilling wilderness in Dreiser's An American tragedy -- Assimilative nature in Hurston's Their eyes were watching God -- Environmental stewardship in Faulkner's Go down, Moses
Control code
1089881869
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 208 pages
Isbn
9781438476797
Lccn
2018058275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029573162
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089881869
Label
Reconciling nature : literary representations of the natural, 1876-1945, Robert M. Myers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : resisting the resistance narrative -- Civilizing nature in Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- The ecological city in Crane's Maggie -- Therapeutic nature in Chopin's The awakening -- Disciplining nature in Sinclair's The jungle -- Progressive conservation in Austin's The ford -- Surveilling wilderness in Dreiser's An American tragedy -- Assimilative nature in Hurston's Their eyes were watching God -- Environmental stewardship in Faulkner's Go down, Moses
Control code
1089881869
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 208 pages
Isbn
9781438476797
Lccn
2018058275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029573162
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089881869

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