By Lee Rozelle

ISBN-10: 081731492X

ISBN-13: 9780817314927

Lee Rozelle probes the metaphor of environmental disaster in American literature of the final a hundred and fifty years. In each one example, Rozelle unearths proof that the ecosublime--nature skilled for instance of ask yourself and fear--profoundly displays non secular and political responses to the wildlife, America’s more and more anti-ecological trajectory, and the ascendance of a post-natural landscape.

In the nineteenth century, Rozelle argues, Isabella chook and Edgar Allan Poe represented the western desert as culturally developed and idealized landscapes. Gardens, forests, and frontiers are conceptual frameworks that both misrepresent or uphold ecological house. Modernists like Nathanael West and William Carlos Williams, nevertheless, painting city house as both wastelands or legendary city gardens. A bankruptcy on Charles W. Chesnutt and Rebecca Harding Davis analyzes a brand new breed of literary eco-advocate, instructing and stunning mainstream readers via depictions of ecological catastrophe. A later bankruptcy probes the writings of Edward Abbey and the Unabomber Manifesto to delve into the chic dimensions of environmental activism, monkey-wrenching, and eco-terrorism. 


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