The Resource Environmental practice and early American literature, Michael Ziser, University of California, Davis

Environmental practice and early American literature, Michael Ziser, University of California, Davis

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Environmental practice and early American literature
Title
Environmental practice and early American literature
Statement of responsibility
Michael Ziser, University of California, Davis
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Language
eng
Summary
"This original and provocative study tells the story of American literary history from the perspective of its environmental context. Weaving together close readings of early American texts with ecological histories of tobacco, potatoes, apples, and honey bees, Michael Ziser presents a method for literary criticism that explodes the conceptual distinction between the civilized and natural world. Beginning with the English exploration of Virginia in the sixteenth century, Ziser argues that the settlement of the "New World"--And the cultivation and exploitation of its bounty - dramatically altered how writers used language to describe the phenomena they encountered on the frontier. Examining the work of Harriot, Grainger, Cooper, Thoreau and others, Ziser reveals how these authors, whether consciously or not, transcribed the vibrant ecology of North America, and the ways that the environment helped codify a uniquely American literary aesthetic of lasting importance"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
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Ziser, Michael
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS163
LC item number
.Z57 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
Series volume
166
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  • American literature
  • Nature in literature
  • Ecology in literature
  • Agriculture in literature
  • Agent (Philosophy) in literature
  • Natural history
  • Nature (Aesthetics)
  • Ecocriticism
  • Literatur
  • Ökologie
  • Umwelt
  • Ecocriticism
  • American literature
  • Nature in literature
  • Ecology in literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • Agent (Philosophy) in literature
  • Agriculture in literature
  • American literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • Ecology in literature
  • Natural history
  • Nature (Aesthetics)
  • Nature in literature
  • USA
  • United States
Label
Environmental practice and early American literature, Michael Ziser, University of California, Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sovereign remedies -- Staple-colony circumspection -- The pomology of Eden -- Beeing in the world -- Walled in and farmed out : pastoral isolation and Georgic collectivities
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 224 pages
Isbn
9781107005433
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012040131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)819531647
  • (OCoLC)ocn819531647
Label
Environmental practice and early American literature, Michael Ziser, University of California, Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sovereign remedies -- Staple-colony circumspection -- The pomology of Eden -- Beeing in the world -- Walled in and farmed out : pastoral isolation and Georgic collectivities
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 224 pages
Isbn
9781107005433
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012040131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)819531647
  • (OCoLC)ocn819531647

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