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The Resource Reimagining environmental history : ecological memory in the wake of landscape change, by Christian Knoeller

Reimagining environmental history : ecological memory in the wake of landscape change, by Christian Knoeller

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Reimagining environmental history : ecological memory in the wake of landscape change
Title
Reimagining environmental history
Title remainder
ecological memory in the wake of landscape change
Statement of responsibility
by Christian Knoeller
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Christian Knoeller presents a radical reinterpretation of environmental history set in the heartland of America. In an excellent model of narrative-based scholarship, this book dynamically reimagines American environmentalism across generations of writers, artists, and scientists. Knoeller starts out with Audubon, and cites Thoreau's journals in the 1850s as he assesses an early 17th century account of New England's natural resources by William Wood, showing the epic decline in game and bird populations in Concord. This reading of environmental history is replicated throughout with a gallery of novelists, poets, essayists, and other commentators as they explore ecological memory and environmental destruction. In apt discussions of Matthiessen, Lopez, Wendell Berry, William Stafford and many others, Knoeller offers vibrant insights into literary history. He also cites his own memoir of perpetual development on his family's farm in Indiana, enriching the scholarship and making an urgent plea for the healing aesthetics of the imagination. Reading across centuries and genres, Knoeller gives us a vibrant new appraisal of Midwestern/North American interior literary traditions and makes clear how vital environmental writing is to this region. To date, no one has written such an eloquent and comprehensive cross-genre analysis of Midwestern environmental literature"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knoeller, Christian
Dewey number
810.9/977
Index
index present
LC call number
PS273
LC item number
.K56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • American literature
  • Ecology in art
  • Ecology in literature
  • Conservation of natural resources in literature
  • Environmentalism in literature
  • NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • American literature
  • Conservation of natural resources in literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • Ecology in art
  • Ecology in literature
  • Environmentalism in literature
  • Middle West
  • Literatur
  • Umwelt
  • USA
Label
Reimagining environmental history : ecological memory in the wake of landscape change, by Christian Knoeller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Opening with Thoreau -- Nineteenth-century artist-naturalists. 1. The making of a conservationist : John James Audubon (1785-1851) ; 2. Envisioning restoration : Gene Stratton-Porter (1863-1924) -- Ecological essayists. 3. To live in the wilderness as a wild creature myself : Paul Errington (1902-1962) ; 4. The wilds that gave us birth : Scott Russell Sanders (b. 1945) -- Poets expressing ecological sensibilities. 5. Poetics of place in "North American sequence" : Theodore Roethke (1908-1963) ; 6. Landscapes of the past : William Stafford (1914-1993) -- Native American novelists. 7. Landscape and language : Louise Erdrich (b. 1954) ; 8. Giving voice to history : Diane Glancy (b. 1941) -- Contemporary literary naturalists. 9. Time's horizon : Elizabeth Dodd (b. 1962) ; 10. Islands of time : Paul Gruchow (1947-2004) -- Epilogue: Returning
Control code
985689538
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 276 pages
Isbn
9781943859511
Lccn
2017012485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)985689538
Label
Reimagining environmental history : ecological memory in the wake of landscape change, by Christian Knoeller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Prologue: Opening with Thoreau -- Nineteenth-century artist-naturalists. 1. The making of a conservationist : John James Audubon (1785-1851) ; 2. Envisioning restoration : Gene Stratton-Porter (1863-1924) -- Ecological essayists. 3. To live in the wilderness as a wild creature myself : Paul Errington (1902-1962) ; 4. The wilds that gave us birth : Scott Russell Sanders (b. 1945) -- Poets expressing ecological sensibilities. 5. Poetics of place in "North American sequence" : Theodore Roethke (1908-1963) ; 6. Landscapes of the past : William Stafford (1914-1993) -- Native American novelists. 7. Landscape and language : Louise Erdrich (b. 1954) ; 8. Giving voice to history : Diane Glancy (b. 1941) -- Contemporary literary naturalists. 9. Time's horizon : Elizabeth Dodd (b. 1962) ; 10. Islands of time : Paul Gruchow (1947-2004) -- Epilogue: Returning
Control code
985689538
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 276 pages
Isbn
9781943859511
Lccn
2017012485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)985689538

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