The Resource Forests : the shadow of civilization, Robert Pogue Harrison, (electronic resource)

Forests : the shadow of civilization, Robert Pogue Harrison, (electronic resource)

Label
Forests : the shadow of civilization
Title
Forests
Title remainder
the shadow of civilization
Statement of responsibility
Robert Pogue Harrison
Creator
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As Western civilization cleared its space in the midst of the forests, it projected into the sylvan darkness its secret and innermost anxieties; in the forest's shadow we find enchantment, terror, and irony. In this wide-ranging exploration of the role of forests in Western thought, Robert Pogue Harrison enriches our understanding not only of the forest's place in the cultural imagination of the West, but also of the ecological dilemmas that now confront us so urgently." "Harrison offers a richly detailed account of how the governing institutions of the West--from religion to law, family to city--established themselves in opposition to the forests, where the distinctions of civilization go astray. In sources ranging from Gilgamesh and the myths of ancient Greece and Rome to twentieth-century writers like Conrad, Sartre, and Beckett, Harrison finds the forest to be an enigma and paradox: a place of lawlessness, yet a haven for the unjustly treated; a place of profanity yet sacred ground; a world of darkness and obscurity, yet a stage for revelation." "The word forest derives from the Latin for outside. Harrison comes to terms with the radical nature of this outsidedness and the way it grounds human life on the earth. What, he asks, does it mean to "be at home" while estranged from the physical world in which we dwell?" "Consistently insightful and beautifully written, this work is especially compelling at a time when the forest, as a source of wonder, respect, and meaning, disappears daily from the earth."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
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Harrison, Robert Pogue
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.F64
LC item number
H37 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
PN56.F64H37
NAL item number
1992
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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ebrary
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  • Forests in literature
  • Literature
  • Forêts dans la littérature
  • TRAVEL
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Forests in literature
  • Bossen
  • Ideeëngeschiedenis
  • Wald
  • Literatur
  • Geschichte
Label
Forests : the shadow of civilization, Robert Pogue Harrison, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-276) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First the forests. Vico's giants ; The Demon of Gilgamesh ; The Virgin goddess ; Dionysos ; The Sorrows of Rhea Silvia ; From mythic origins to deforestation -- Shadows of law. The Knight's adventure ; Forest law ; Outlaws ; Dante's Line of error ; Shadows of love ; The human age ; Macbeth's conclusion -- Enlightenment. The ways of method ; What is enlightenment? A questiom for foresters ; Rousseau ; Conrad's brooding gloom ; Roquentin's nightmare ; Wastelands -- Forests of nostalgia. Forest and world in Wordsworth's poem ; The Brothers Grimm ; Forests of symbols ; Waiting for Dionysos -- Dwelling. The Elm tree ; London versus Epping Forest ; The woods of Walden ; Fallingwater ; Andrea Zonzotto -- Epilogue: The ecology of finitude
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 288 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780226318059
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)646068359
  • (OCoLC)ocn646068359
Label
Forests : the shadow of civilization, Robert Pogue Harrison, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-276) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First the forests. Vico's giants ; The Demon of Gilgamesh ; The Virgin goddess ; Dionysos ; The Sorrows of Rhea Silvia ; From mythic origins to deforestation -- Shadows of law. The Knight's adventure ; Forest law ; Outlaws ; Dante's Line of error ; Shadows of love ; The human age ; Macbeth's conclusion -- Enlightenment. The ways of method ; What is enlightenment? A questiom for foresters ; Rousseau ; Conrad's brooding gloom ; Roquentin's nightmare ; Wastelands -- Forests of nostalgia. Forest and world in Wordsworth's poem ; The Brothers Grimm ; Forests of symbols ; Waiting for Dionysos -- Dwelling. The Elm tree ; London versus Epping Forest ; The woods of Walden ; Fallingwater ; Andrea Zonzotto -- Epilogue: The ecology of finitude
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 288 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780226318059
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)646068359
  • (OCoLC)ocn646068359

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