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By Catrin Gersdorf, Sylvia Mayer (Eds.)

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ISBN-10: 9042020962

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Nature in Literary and Cultural experiences is a suite of essays written via ecu and North American students who argue that nature and tradition can now not be considered in oppositional, together particular phrases. they're united so as to push the theoretical limits of ecocriticism in the direction of a extra rigorous research of nature s serious capability as an idea that demanding situations sleek tradition s philosophical assumptions, epistemological convictions, aesthetic rules, and moral imperatives. This quantity bargains students and scholars of literature, tradition, historical past, philosophy, and linguistics new insights into the continuing transformation of ecocriticism into an cutting edge strength in overseas and interdisciplinary literary and cultural experiences.

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From an aeroplane, he said, you could still see, plainly marked, the scars made by the Britons; by the Romans; by the Elizabethan manor house; and by the plough, when they ploughed the hill to grow wheat in the Napoleonic wars” (5). Despite such markings on the land, however, human creations and activities are shown continually through the narrative to be just as uncertain, vulnerable to the forces of Nature, and transitory as those of any other creature. After the opening description of the Olivers’ old 42 Louise Westling house and venerable barn, and the carefully-ordered life of their inhabitants, Woolf moves outside the human realm to emphasize its fragility.

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